After years of teases and hints, DC has finally revealed the event comic that will reunite the creative team behind the New 52 Batman series. Today at FanExpo Dallas, DC announced Dark Nights: Metal, an epic new series that promises to push Batman in unexpected new directions.
Though Dark Nights: Metal is a Batman-centric story, it’ll also feature the Justice League and cover the width and breadth of the DC Universe. The series will follow Batman as he explores the secret history of Nth Metal (a rare substance from the planet Thanagar that powers heroes like Hawkman and Hawkgirl) and its impact on the course of human history.
“I’ve been planning Metal for as long as I’ve been writing Batman,” said Snyder in DC’s press release. “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.”