The biggest DC Comics event to hit the DCU since INFINITE CRISIS begins 6/14/17
Third Eye Faithful, ever since the very beginning of the DC REBIRTH in May 2016 — things have been pure rock-n-roll at DC Comics, and now, we’re even more stoked about the upcoming METAL crossover, as it is the first real “CRISIS” that the DCU has seen since REBIRTH began!
It all begins in June with the crucial DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING.
What’s the scoop on METAL? Third Eye Faithful, we haven’t been this intrigued by a DCU concept since the very beginning of BLACKEST NIGHT — it’s so freakin’ cool.
Spinning out of a mystery that Batman has been investigating ever since the very first issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run that began with THE COURT OF OWLS, and has continued into Rebirth with the recent revelations from THE BUTTON storyline, METAL is the culmination of everything that all star BATMAN creative team Snyder and Capullo have been building towards for the last few years.
Whether it’s Nth Metal or Doctor Fate’s helmet – there’s a lot of strange and mysterious metals in the DC Universe that do strange and mysterious things.
And, there’s something about them that’s connected to the entirety of the DCU Multiverse in a big way.
You better believe BATMAN has been on top of this from the get go — but, now, the very DARK MATTER that he’s been investigating is beginning to seep into the reality of the current DC Universe… and with it, it’s bringing something very interesting: the Dark Multiverse.
Just like there’s 52 Earths, and a different reality for each – there’s a dark side to these worlds, a dark multiverse, and as it’s tentacles extend into the DC Universe.. they’re changing it in a very frightening way.
All the mysteries you’ve been waiting to see come to light, from the myster of the THREE JOKERS, to the long-time intrigue surrounding things like Hawkman and Nth Metal.. it’s all going to be explored here in METAL!
Even more exciting — this storyline delivers the first real crisis of the Rebirth era, as the DC Universe finds itself terraformed into a horrific mirror of itself.
Didn’t think Gotham couldn’t get any scarier? Wait until you see it after the Dark Matter has had its way with it.
If Frank Frazetta and Jack Kirby collaborated with Seasons in the Abyss as their soundtrack — you’d get METAL, and we CANNOT wait to get our hands on it this Summer!
Not up to date on DC REBIRTH? Start here!
Haven’t gotten into the awesomeness of DC REBIRTH yet? Curious about it? Here’s the short version: the N52 DCU is gone – and, the old continuity has been restored.
Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that, and you can read all about REBIRTH as well as the best place to start reading it (we recommend the DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH one-shot, in stock now!) right here at our Third Eye Guide to DC REBIRTH!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 – 6/14/17
The ground zero for DARK MATTER begins in DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 this June, and Third Eye Faithful, DC Comics is launching things big as it features a very special foil cover by JIM LEE & SCOTT WILLIAMS!
Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion III and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!
The Forge is THE definitive starting point for all things METAL and DARK MATTER, and we highly recommend you get on board with this one!
What has BATMAN discovered, and why are the heroes freaked out about the fact that he’s been keeping it secret for so long? Find out in DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1
The story continues in DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1 on 7/12/17
The Road to METAL continues with DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1, which picks up after THE FORGE.
The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?!
Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?
METAL BEGINS IN AUGUST 2017! GET READY!
And, August is where all hell breaks loose, Third Eye Faithful, as METAL #1 kicks off the 6-issue mini-series that starts EVERYTHING!
Even more important, the aftermath of METAL will open up an entirely new landscape for the DCU and DC REBIRTH after answering some pretty major questions, and paving the way for some very exciting new moments.
Written by SCOTT SNYDER (ALL STAR BATMAN, BATMAN COURT OF OWLS) and illustrated by GREG CAPULLO (BATMAN COURT OF OWLS, REBORN) – METAL is promising to be one of the most exciting DC Comics events in ages!
We’re talking new characters, new creative talent, and much more — we’re talking DARK MATTER!
One of the coolest aspects of METAL has gotta be the “Nightmare Batmen” as we’re calling them, which basically are Dark Multiverse hybrids of BATMAN.. and then corrupted versions of some very familiar DCU heroes.
We’re talking THE RED DEATH, who you may know as a certain SCARLET SPEEDSTER, we’re talking THE DROWNED, who you may know as the Queen of the Seas, and of course, there’s the BATMAN WHO LAUGHS — we’ll let you figure that one out on your own. 🙂
When METAL begins – there’s a set of heavy-hitting emissaries of doom, each one of them representing Batman’s worst fears about himself brought into existence.
Every one of them represents a time in his career that could have gone wrong, or put him on a path to more sinister inclinations.
See, this is what’s cool about METAL: the Dark Multiverse is much like the MULTIVERSE in that it is a thousand different possible outcomes — but with the DARK MULTIVERSE, they’re all terrifying.
The Nightmare BATMEN are a perfect example.
What if Bruce Wayne tried to harness the Speed Force, and it drove him mad?
What if he went too far trying to experiment with Doomsday’s DNA after Superman’s death?
And, you know who’s leading the Nightmare Batmen, right?
The BATMAN WHO LAUGHS!
Click here to find out all about the NIGHTMARE BATMEN, and how you can get FREE Nightmare Bat-Pins when you pre-order our Nightmare Bat-Bundle of all 7 one-shots!
Fitting neatly into the continuity established by DC REBIRTH, the idea of DARK MATTER is to usher in new and cutting edge takes on superhero storytelling while remaining true to the core of what makes DC Comics.. well.. DC Comics.
Combining a master class of comic storytellers and artists like JOHN ROMITA JR., KENNETH ROCAFORT, ANDY KUBERT, JIM LEE, SCOTT SNYDER and TONY S. DANIEL with cutting edge rising stars like JUSTIN JORDAN, JAMES TYNION IV, and more, DARK MATTER is all about bringing together the highest caliber talent in comics and having them go wild creating the next generation of DC superheroes!
With titles like NEW CHALLENGERS, IMMORTAL MEN, DAMAGE, THE SILENCER, and SIDEWAYS introducing all new characters, as well as new spins on classic DCU concepts — DARK MATTER is shaping up to be one of the most exciting new things to hit the DCU since REBIRTH first began, and it all starts in the pages of METAL!
Want to reserve the entire METAL crossover with a Third Eye Pullbox?
Click here, and in the input field type in METAL (ALL), and this will sign you up for ALL of the METAL series, including the DARK DAYS one-shots, and the DARK MATTER launch titles.
Want to reserve just the main DARK DAYS: METAL series?
Click here, and in the input field type in METAL (main), and this will sign you up for the METAL mini-series, and the two crucial DARK DAYS prelude chapters.