This August Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, best known for their acclaimed run on Batman during the New 52 are reuniting for a Batman-centric event that has been officially named ‘Dark Knights Metal’.
Despite the promotional material showing Batman the event is set to “encompass the full expanse of the DC Universe.”
“I’ve been planning ‘Metal’ for as long as I’ve been writing ‘Batman,’” Snyder said in a statement. “But this is bigger than ‘Batman.’ Greg and I started dropping clues during ‘Court of Owls,’ we continued through our Joker stories and we placed our biggest hints in the run that culminated with ‘Batman’ #50. And now we’re back to tell a story that breaks everything apart. This will be the definitive project of our careers. ‘Metal’ takes us in an entirely new direction. Greg and I will dig beneath the surface of all the stories we’ve told to find a place of terror and twisted nightmares.”
“I want ‘Metal’ to be built upon the stories happening now in Rebirth and create new material that feels really modern and different,” Snyder said. “And above all, it’s going to be fun. Even with terror and nightmares, it won’t be grim. ‘Dark Nights: Metal’ will be celebratory, huge and crazy. I’ve said it before: I am going for out-of-control dinosaurs and lasers.”
Inker Jonathan Glapion and FCO are returning to “Metal” along with their Bat-brothers.
“As you’ve probably heard by now, brother Scott and I are renewing our comic wedding vows,” Capullo said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to rock’n’ and roll’n’ together again. Fans have been loud and clear; they want more from us. You know what they say; give the people what they want. Jonathan Glapion and FCO, the original Bat team, will be riding the lightning with Scott and I once again. We’re primed and ready to blow it up.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to see Scott and Greg take on the DC Universe,” DiDio said in the press release. “‘Dark Nights: Metal’ leans into the strength of the relationship Scott and Greg forged on ‘Batman’ to launch something new and unexpected. We’re pushing the world’s finest heroes in new, unexplored directions to tell a giant story, using all the characters in our pantheon.”