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Batman Goes Metal In New Comic

Acclaimed Batman creative team reunites for Dark Nights: Metal.

In 2011, DC Comics relaunched its line of comics with the New 52. The creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's run resulted in an acclaimed 50-issue series on Batman, which ended in April 2016. DC Comics announced Snyder and Capullo are reuniting with the rest of the creative team--Jonathan Glapion on inks and FCO Plascencia on colors--this summer with Dark Nights: Metal.

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The specifics of the story are being kept vague. Writer Snyder dropped some hints about the upcoming series: "I've been planning Metal for as long as I've been writing Batman," says Snyder. "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."

Snyder also stated the story won't be entirely grim despite the terror and nightmares rooted in it. "Dark Nights: Metal will be celebratory, huge and crazy. I've said it before: I am going for out-of-control dinosaurs and lasers."

The first issue of Dark Nights: Metal will be on sale August 2017.

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Posted By the_stegman

SO. METAL!!!!!! \m/

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Posted By Nefarious

Medieval Batman?

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Posted By decaf_wizard
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So edgy

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Posted By teefurtree

When Batman inevitably crosses over with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles again, I expect to see this, nothing less:

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Hell yeah!

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Posted By Batvibe12

I'M SHOOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Edited By kidchipotle

The 90s are back in full effect! MEEEEEEEEETALLLLLL

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Metal on the other hand...

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Posted By Eto

Yyeeeeeeees. GET HYPE!

Is Dark Knight: The Forge a prequel to this? Does anyone know? Phew, I'm glad it's not JrJr art since he'll apparently be on The Forge, @the_stegman:

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Posted By Lvenger

I always thought Batman preferred the blues.

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Posted By the_stegman

@artthief said:

Hell yeah!

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this is exactly what i was thinking

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Posted By Outside_85

Great for Batman, it's everyone else I am worried about.

Incoming story derailment for:

  • 'Tec
  • Titans
  • Batgirl
  • Birds of Prey
  • Teen Titans
  • Nightwing
  • Red Hood & the Outlaws

Plus whoever else editors thing would be really good idea to get their books involved, regardless whenever the writer thinks so or not.

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Posted By the_stegman

@eto said:

Yyeeeeeeees. GET HYPE!

Is Dark Knight: The Forge a prequel to this? Does anyone know? Phew, I'm glad it's not JrJr art since he'll apparently be on The Forge, @the_stegman:

yah, I can only take JrJr in small doses.

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Posted By GustavoBurciaga1

The hype is too real!

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Posted By Eto

@outside_85:

"Incoming story derailment for:

'Tec

Titans

Batgirl

Birds of Prey

Teen Titans

Nightwing

Red Hood & the Outlaws"

Why do you think that?

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Posted By Outside_85

@eto: Because thats whats happened every other time Snyder/Capullo have gotten a big bat event going.

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Posted By Jestersmiles
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Posted By Eto

@outside_85: Welp, that means I'll have to drop RHATO aka my second favorite title.

Great :/

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Posted By Black_Arrow

Well I am going to enjoy Batman being a badass and the focus again after what's recently happening in comics. I hope that Snyder doesn't push Duke down our throats but I know that's going to happen, he just can't help himself.

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Posted By Eto

@black_arrow: Yeah that had better NOT happen. Instant drop for me .

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Fullmetal Batman.

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Edited By InFamous_Wolf

Bruhhhhh yessssssss this is what I need right now. Ah Synder Batman story with the OG creative team. Already ah hardcover buy for me.

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Posted By Eto
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@jb681131: YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

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Posted By Rurgandy

Great for Batman, it's everyone else I am worried about.

Incoming story derailment for:

  • 'Tec
  • Titans
  • Batgirl
  • Birds of Prey
  • Teen Titans
  • Nightwing
  • Red Hood & the Outlaws

Plus whoever else editors thing would be really good idea to get their books involved, regardless whenever the writer thinks so or not.

Let's be honest, Red Hood and the Outlaws doesn't need outside interference to be a trainwreck.

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Posted By deactivated-5caa8c47e8598

Hm. Not sure what this is all actually about.

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Posted By BlackLegRaph

@lvenger said:

I always thought Batman preferred the blues.

For those who may have missed it:

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Posted By dragonrampage

Batman becomes a cyborg!!!!

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Posted By SpitfirePanda

Awesome!

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Posted By deactivated-5caa8c47e8598

It's strange that the Rebirth banner isn't on that cover. Still, I hope this reveals more about the current mysteries in the DC universe, or whatever new mysteries remain after The Button storyline.

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Uhhh what now? I'm confused.

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Posted By Thor_Parker82

@eto said:

Yyeeeeeeees. GET HYPE!

Is Dark Knight: The Forge a prequel to this? Does anyone know? Phew, I'm glad it's not JrJr art since he'll apparently be on The Forge, @the_stegman:

yah, I can only take JrJr in small doses.

I personally love Romita Jr, I understand his style can be divisive, but every time he´s on a book, it´s a must for me, I LOVE his art.

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Posted By I_Love_Purgatori

Batmetal finally makes it to the comics, i can't wait \m/ \m/

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Posted By misterJE3

dark knight metal you say............. I'm listening.

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Edited By entropy_aegis

Bleh, this is just like Master Race. Snyder like Miller wants to write other DCU characters but he has zero confidence in his ability to do so which is why he'll drag Batman in to it/either that or he also like Miller has a huge crush on Batman and therefore will never write a DCU story without Batman. His Swamp Thing and Superman work supports it too.

The day Batman is freed from has beens who struggle to realize that their 15 minutes are up will be a very a good day indeed.

Oh and here's some belated April Fools courtesy of Snyder

Is there any character you haven’t worked with that you’ve been wanting to

Snyder: Duke. Hal I’ve never written Aquaman. Cyborg has a big plot. I haven’t gotten to write them ever and now I have the chance.

I wish I could say this was a joke, I think he's actually serious about it. I'm sure this event wont matter by the next week, like pretty much everything Snyder writes. Gordonbunny, Lincoln March, Bruce's death etc, etc.

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@entropy_aegis: Yeah now I read some more of the event and there are going to be so many characters that Batman will be a side character. At least he will get some badass moments because I truly believe that he has a huge crush on Batman but he is just kind of tired of writing him now. It's also kind of sad that Rebirth was created so that DC could distance itself from New 52, but Batman is still stuck on it.

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Posted By ScouterV

@rurgandy: Say what you will, but following Rebirth, RHaTO has been a solid book. Not to mention, assuming the next two arcs are for Artemis & Bizzaro, it's doubtful they'll show up in Metal. They're better off.

@thor_parker82: I don't know how ya do it. Admittedly, JrJr does a good Batman and Superman, but most characters don't really seem to lend themselves to his art well.

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Posted By entropy_aegis

@entropy_aegis: Yeah now I read some more of the event and there are going to be so many characters that Batman will be a side character. At least he will get some badass moments because I truly believe that he has a huge crush on Batman but he is just kind of tired of writing him now. It's also kind of sad that Rebirth was created so that DC could distance itself from New 52, but Batman is still stuck on it.

Yup, worse than an outright bad writer is a spineless writer with a limited creative process. Ditto on the New 52 part.

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Posted By Thor_Parker82

@scouterv said:

@thor_parker82: I don't know how ya do it. Admittedly, JrJr does a good Batman and Superman, but most characters don't really seem to lend themselves to his art well.

To me, he does everyone well (although his faces are all the same), but I think you should add Spider-Man alongside Batman and Superman on the heroes he does a phenomenal job.

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Posted By Reverse_Flashboy

Holy, YES !

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Posted By NightFang3

I'm so hyped!

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Posted By Reignmaker

There's definitely some Snyder fatigue for some, but can we ever get enough Capullo? Looking forward to this. Colorful, bombastic action is what this creative team does best.

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hell yeah looks badass!!!! ryuko apporves

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Posted By amazing_webhead

"DARK-NEEEESSS! NO, PARENTS!..."

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Posted By StMichalofWilson

Sweet

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One of my complaints about Snyder is that every Batman arc he writes is supposed to be this huge groundbreaking and game changing event that changes Batman forever. Grand things like Zero Year and Endgame and the Bloom/Gordon-Batman arc. But that is also something I love about Snyder, because he does it so well. We are lucky to have had him for 5 years and I am very happy to see more from him. And plus, I think Capullo may legit be my favorite Batman artist ever.

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