Even though Dark Nights: Metal is arguably one of the most important stories that DC is currently telling, it can be a little difficult to follow, especially given the event's many evil, alt-universe Batmen and their tie-in comics. But Metal has gotten to a point where it makes sense to look back at what's happened so far - and how all these extremely Dark Knights came to be.
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The evil Batmen haunting the pages of DC's Dark Nights: Metal event have each, in their own way, laid bare different pieces of Bruce Wayne's humanity. Within ever one of them is a piece of Bruce that is flawed and fragile that if left unchecked could be the beginning of his descent into the darkness he's always kept inside.
Earlier this week, DC Comics revealed a major, incredibly unexpected return of a character that many fans thought they'd never see again, thanks to the final page of Dark Nights: Metal #1. It was definitely a shocking moment in a comics event that's been promising to be a bonkers exploration of the DC mythos for a while now. But I'm here to tell you: This comic is so much crazier than you're imagining.
This Wednesday, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will finally begin their utterly bizarre-sounding new comics event, Dark Nights: Metal. It's already promised crazy armour and even crazier Batmen, but now DC has revealed that the series is going to plunge into the deep depths of the publisher's own back catalogue.
Between a series cryptic teaser images and an even more difficult to parse prelude comic, we knew that DC's upcoming Dark Nights: Metal series was going to involve dark, alternate reality versions of the Justice League. But we had no idea they would all be quite this twisted -- or that they were all going to be half Batman.