DC announces Metal sequel Dark Nights: Death Metal coming this May

After months of speculation, the highly anticipated sequel to DC Dark Night Metal was announced.

Here’s the official DC release:

A new Dark Nights: Death Metalseries means an encore for the original team of hardcore headbangers: the bestselling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, along with inker Jonathan Glapion and colorist FCO Plascencia. Issue #1 of this six-issue miniseries hits comic book stores and online retailers on May 13, 2020. The series will also include several “Metalverse” one-shots throughout the summer months, expanding the vast world created by the Death Metal storyline.

Death Metal: main art

The Earth has been consumed by Dark Multiverse energy, having been conquered by the Batman Who Laughs and his evil lieutenants, corrupted versions of Shazam, Donna Troy, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Hawkman, and Commissioner Jim Gordon. Some heroes, like Wonder Woman and the Flash, have made compromises as they negotiate to keep humanity alive in this hell-born landscape.

Death Metal: Superman

Others, like Batman, are part of an underground resistance looking to take back control of their world. Superman is imprisoned, cursed to literally power Earth’s sun for eternity.

Death Metal: Wonder Woman

But a mysterious figure provides Wonder Woman with vital information she might be able to use to rally Earth’s remaining heroes to resist the Batman Who Laughs. Can the Justice League break away from the Dark Multiverse and defeat Perpetua?


Scott Snyder described the event as an “anti-Crisis” and his tweet provides all the breakdown we’ll need.


Death Metal: cover art

Death Metal starts in May 13 with the first issues coming in May, June and July before a brief break in August and returning in September.

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