Preview: ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook’ #1 Guides You Through The Dark Multiverse
by Olly MacNamee
With so many questions raised by Dark Nights: Death Metal about the new twisted reality forged by The Batman Who Laughs, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 tries to make some sense of it all in a number of stories that shed further light onto the secrets of the Dark Multiverse from a plethora of creators: writers Christopher Priest, Vita Ayala, Becky Cloonan (winter/artist), Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Chip Zdarsky, and artists Doug Mahnke, Dan Panosian, Khary Randolph and Eduardo Risso and more.
“Earth is turned upside down, shrouded in a realm of darkness after the Justice League’s defeat by the cosmic goddess Perpetua. Now the Batman Who Laughs and his army of Dark Knights rule the planet, wreaking havoc on humanity and raining destruction on the world. As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in this strange new landscape, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders in the hope of forming a plan of justice… and penance.
This issue showcases the new factions of Earth and explores the mystery of what happened to our heroes after their battle with Perpetua. How did Wonder Woman become the queen of Hell? How did Batman find the Black Lantern ring? And what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, and finds love in the process? All this and more in this jam-issue exploring the new world order.”
Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 comes out Tuesday 18th August from DC Comics.