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Justice League’s “Doom Metal” Crossover Begins September 15!

DC has revealed November’s Justice League covers, giving more insight into Joshua Williamson’s upcoming five-issue Justice League “Doom Metal” story that ties directly in to DC’s ongoing Dark Nights: Death Metal event! Beginning in Justice League #53 on September 15, “Doom Metal” will feature the first appearance of Mindhunter, a new, twisted Dark Knight who is combined with Martian Manhunter, the first appearance of Omega Knight—a Frankenstein’s Monster version of the Omega Titans from Justice League: No Justice, the longtime-coming reunion of the Teen Titans: Nightwing, Cyborg, and Starfire, and more!

Nightwing has his memory back, and Cyborg and Starfire are back from the Ghost Sector, so look for deep cuts from the team’s past as they rally this Justice League towards Perpetua and the Legion of Doom!

Williamson’s Justice League for “Doom Metal” is Detective Chimp, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, Nightwing, Cyborg, Starfire, and Lex Luthor. Take a look below at the size and scope of this character-driven tie-in to Dark Nights: Death Metal!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #53

Don’t miss the start of ‘Doom Metal,’ an essential chapter of Dark Nights: Death Metal!

Justice League #53 kicks off “Doom Metal” part one of five—the Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in that will directly impact the finale of that event! Nightwing’s on a mission to free the Legion of Doom from Perpetua’s clutches.  But to do so, he’ll need the help of none other than…Lex Luthor?! The surprises are only just beginning, as Nightwing, Lex, and a new Justice League must fight their way through an Earth twisted by the Dark Multiverse. Titans will be tested, hearts will be broken, and blood will be spilled!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #53, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by XERMANICO, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by BEN OLIVER, ON SALE 09/15/20.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #53

JUSTICE LEAGUE #54

It’s a Titans reunion in ‘Doom Metal’ part two!

“Doom Metal” part two of five storms the stage in this essential Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in! It’s the Titans reunion you’ve been clamoring for when Starfire and Cyborg join Nightwing in this twisted Justice League. The team is hell-bent for Brimstone Bay to free the Legion of Doom, but what horrors and desires will the Valley of Starros reveal to them—and who or what is the villain named Mindhunter?

JUSTICE LEAGUE #54, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by XERMANICO, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by HOWARD PORTER, Wonder Woman 1984 variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS, ON SALE 10/6/20.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #54

JUSTICE LEAGUE #55

Meet the Omega Knight—an evil so big he dwarfs all hope!

The motley crew of “Doom Metal” sets sail for the cliffs of insanity, captained by Nightwing—or so he thinks! The team fractures, and Detective Chimp reveals the horrible secret wish in his heart. And speaking of hearts, Hawkgirl will stop at nothing to find Martian Manhunter, even if she jeopardizes the League’s mission and their souls. Part three of this five-issue tie-in to Dark Nights: Death Metal features the debut of a villain so huge he dwarfs all hope. Enter the Omega Knight.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #55, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by ROBSON ROCHA and DANIEL HENRIQUES, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by SIMONE BIANCHI, ON SALE 10/20/20.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #55

JUSTICE LEAGUE #56

The Omega Knight is on the hunt for the Justice League!

“Doom Metal” part four of five! In this Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in issue, the Justice League has nowhere left to hide from the agents of Perpetua. The towering, nightmarish Omega Knight hunts them to the edges of Brimstone Bay and will stop at nothing until they team is obliterated! And all the while, above Perpetua’s throne, Hawkgirl battles the Dark Mindhunter for the soul of the man she loves: Martian Manhunter! Look out below—these heroes are operating without a safety net!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #56, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by ROBSON ROCHA and DANIEL HENRIQUEZ, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL, ON SALE 11/3/20.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #56

JUSTICE LEAGUE #57

The Legion of Doom is free to attack their saviors, the Justice League!

“Doom Metal” part five of five! The Legion of Doom has been freed—and now, they’re turning on their saviors—the Justice League! Teeth will gnash, knuckles will be bare, and Lex Luthor will make a decision that shocks everyone, including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! It all leads straight back to Dark Nights: Death Metal!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #57, written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, art by XERMANICO, cover by LIAM SHARP, variant cover by PHILIP TAN, ON SALE 11/17/20.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #57

Preview: The Flash #759

The Flash #759

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Rafa Sandoval, Scott Kolins

A NEW STORY LINE BEGINS! “Finish Line” part one of six-leading to the finale of Joshua Williamson’s legendary run on The Flash! It’s Barry Allen’s last race! The Legion of Zoom has won. Central City is in ruins. Barry Allen is trapped in the Speed Force, his body taken over by the Reverse-Flash!

The Flash #759

Preview: Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Nights #1

Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Nights #1

Story: Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, Peter J. Tomasi, Daniel Warren Johnson, Marguerite Bennett, Garth Ennis, Frank Tieri
Art: Jamal Igle, Joëlle Jones, Francesco Francavilla, Riley Rossmo, Daniel Warren Johnson, Tony S. Daniel

The DC Universe has become engulfed by the Dark Multiverse, where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, all ruled by the Batman Who Laughs. In this collection of short tales, learn the terrifying secrets of these new Bats out of hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is just the worst! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and…how did Batman turn into a dinosaur?

Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Nights #1

Preview: DC Cybernetic Summer #1

DC Cybernetic Summer #1

Written by: Liz Erickson, Max Bemis, Heath Corson, Stephanie Nicole Phillips, Joshua Williamson, Andrew Constant, Steve Orlando, Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Stuart Moore, Che Grayson
Art by: Paul Pelletier, Nicola Scott, Gabriel Hardman, Scott Koblish, Leila del Duca, Marguerite Sauvage, Greg Smallwood, Cully Hamner, Nik Virella, Darko Lafuente

Rub some sunscreen on your circuits, because DC’s favorite cyborgs are hitting the beach in DC Cybernetic Summer on July 28! In this sizzling summertime anthology special, Harley Quinn and Sy Borgman conquer a truly titanic water slide, Cyborg, Superman, and Cyborg Superman find it difficult to have a conversation, much less a fight, and Batman tries everything to escape a summer cookout—even taking on the omnipotent Brother Eye and his newly infectious O.M.A.C.s!

And it’s not just the cyborgs hitting the surf! Flashes from across the multiverse gather for a race to claim the fastest Flash in the multiverse! Mercury Flash from Earth-44 is out to win it all this year, the only person standing in his way is…Barry Allen! And Red Tornado’s on a camping trip with his wife Kathy and his daughter Traya, but he’s distracted by Justice League matters! When a threat emerges, will Red Tornado be able to protect his family?

All these and more sunburnt stories that are worth getting sand in your motherboard for!

DC Cybernetic Summer #1

Preview: Batman/Superman #10

Batman/Superman #10

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Clayton Henry

Devastation in Gotham City! Following the events of a massive explosion in midtown, Batman and Superman pick up the pieces to learn who rigged the Atomic Skull like a bomb…and will they do it again? All will be revealed as the horrific plan of the Ultra-Humanite rains terror down on the lives of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel!

Batman/Superman #10

Preview: The Flash #758

The Flash #758

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Christian Duce, Scott Kolins

“Legion of Zoom” part two! Central City is reeling from the recent attack, and Barry Allen lies broken and helpless! To uncover his foes’ next target, the Flash must solve a mystery from his past…but before he can, he’s attacked by the corrupted Tornado Twins-his children from the future!

The Flash #758

Preview: The Flash #757

The Flash #757

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Rafa Sandoval

“Legion of Zoom” part one! As the Flash’s greatest enemies-Gorilla Grodd, the Turtle, Trickster, and Captain Cold-attack Central City at the same time, the Fastest Man Alive finds he’s not fast enough to stop them all or save everyone in danger!

The Flash #757

Review: Nailbiter Returns #2

Nailbiter Returns #2

Nailbiter Returns #2 is a hell of a second issue with twists and turns, some of which are completely unexpected. With a story and art by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson the second issue just surprises all over. With Sheriff Crane missing, Agent Finch takes her daughter Sharon to see the Nailbiter.

But, where things could easily go Silence of the Lambs, Williamson and Henderson inject a lot of humor to it. Warren has been locked away in a secret prison just passing his time. What has he been doing and why is he here? Finch and Warren explain it all and the trio together really take what could easily been a queezy concept and keeps it kind of light. Warren spins a tale that would be an awesome one-shot while Finch justifies his decision and recounts what he knows. It feels like a “cards on the table” type moment.

But, where things go from there is where it’s really intriguing. Williamson and Henderson flip the script in a way with two Buckaroo Butchers stalking a couple as their next victims and from there the comic gets really shocking as the rug is pulled out from under the reader. It’s really impressive and really entertaining. It also ups the action and pacing of the comic as it compacts expectations.

The art by the duo is fantastic with the addition of Adam Guzowksi on color and John J. Hill handling the lettering. The Warren scene which is just individuals standing around (lets face it a lot of this issue is) could easily be boring. But, the team delivers an expressive nature about Warren which both makes for interesting visuals but really enhances the fact this person has had little contact with the outside world. The art really stands out for the Nailbiter as his energy pops off the page and though he’s a killer… you kind of like him.

The series is fantastic and having fun with tropes and expectations with it being a sequel to a horror story. Like the best, Nailbiter Returns #2 plays with things keeping the readers on their toes and not expecting what to happen next. It creates an excitement and energy about it that’s a hell of a lot of fun to read and experience. It’s a sequel I didn’t know I wanted but two issues in, beyond happy it’s here.

Story: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson Art: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
Color: Adam Guzowksi Letterer: John J. Hill
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy


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Get a First Look at DC Cybernetic Summer!

DC Comics wants you to get into a summer mood with a look at some pages from their upcoming DC Cybernetic Summer! Revealed is the Table of Contents for the anthology (on sale July 28), along with a few story pages from “Summer Lovin’” and “The Speedster Games” plus a few pages of art from “Out There” to give you an idea of what to expect from this oversized issue!

  • Superboy, starring the Legion of Super-Heroes, in “Summer Lovin’” by Liz Erickson, Nik Virella, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Ferran Delgado
  • Mercury Flash in “The Speedster Games” by Joshua Williamson, David Lafuente, Luis Guerrero, and Steve Wands
  • Midnighter, Apollo, Monsieur Mallah and The Brain in “Out There” by Steve Orlando, Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund, Adriano Lucas, and Rob Leigh
DC Cybernetic Summer

Preview: The Flash #756

The Flash #756

(W) Joshua Williamson (CA) Christian Duce, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $3.99

At last-the Flash is free of Paradox, but that freedom came at a great cost. For years, the Reverse-Flash has wanted Barry Allen to suffer, but he’s always been defeated by the Flash Family! Now the Reverse-Flash is going to build his own family to help him get the revenge he demands! This issue kicks off a new, epic story that will force the Flash into what may be his final race!

The Flash #756
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