DC Comics Announce Two New ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal’ Tie-In Titles

by Olly MacNamee

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 isn’t even out yet and DC Comics ahem already announced two new tie-in books, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 and Dark Nights: Death Metal: Legends of the Dark Knights #1!

Cover by Yasmin Putri

The first title, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook will include stories by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Chip Zdarsky, Christopher Priest, Doug Mahnke, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso, and Khary Randolph! Theses stories will showcase the new factions of Earth and explore the mystery of what happened to the Justice League after their battle with Perpetua. That comes out August 18, the week after Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 drops.

As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in the strange new landscape of an Earth turned upside down and shrouded in a realm of darkness, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders. Find out how Wonder Woman became the queen of Hell! Discover how Batman finds the Black Lantern ring! And see what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, finding love in the process! All this and more in this jam-packed issue exploring the new world order.

Then, one week later, on August 25, comes Dark Nights: Death Metal: Legends of the Dark Knights #1. This one-shot will feature stories from DC’s Dark Multiverse by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Peter J. Tomasi, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Daniel Warren Johnson, Frank Tieri, Tony S. Daniel, Jim Cheung, Joëlle Jones, Riley Rossmo, and Francesco Francavilla.

In this collection of short tales where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, learn the terrifying secrets of the new Bats Out of Hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is unimaginable! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and…how did Batman turn into a killer robot dinosaur?

Quite the line up of creators making this more than just any old tie-in and something most Dark Nights fans will pick up. So, remember to ask your local comic book store to save you a copy of each.

Cover by Tony S Daniels

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