Readers of DC Comics know of the absolutely legendary Batman run that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo undertook for the New 52. Their fifty issues are going down in history as one of the greatest runs of Batman ever, and the duo are reuniting for a new DC project that goes beyond Batman and involves the entire DC universe.
DC made the announcement official yesterday and has some quotes from the duo about what to expect:
â€œIâ€™ve been planning METAL for as long as Iâ€™ve been writing BATMAN,â€ says Snyder. â€œBut 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 weâ€™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 weâ€™ve told to find a place of terror and twisted nightmares.â€
â€œAs you’ve probably heard by now, brother Scott and I are renewing our comic wedding vows,â€ says Capullo. “I’m looking forward to rockâ€™nâ€™ and rollâ€™nâ€™ 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.â€
â€œI want METAL to be built upon the stories happening now in Rebirth and create new material that feels really modern and different,â€ continued Snyder. â€œAnd above all, itâ€™s going to be fun. Even with terror and nightmares, it wonâ€™t be grim. DARK NIGHTS: METAL will be celebratory, huge and crazy. Iâ€™ve said it before: I am going for out-of-control dinosaurs and lasers.â€
Dark Nights: Metal officially kicks off in August, however there will be two lead-in issues in June and July to kick off the event. If you missed any of their Batman run, you won’t want to miss out on this. The duo make magic, and this is by far the most exciting thing happening in comics for 2017.