Metal is finally here in the DCU. So, what is it exactly? Well it’s not the easiest of event-books to explain, so why not get the full story from the tale’s creator, Scott Snyder?
I’ve read both The Casting and the Metal intro issues, and I’m still not 100% sure what Metal is about. I mean, I have the basics down well enough, but the actual narrative seems a little murky. Though, being that this is a Scott Snyder story, I’m sure it won’t stay that way.
Snyder is most famous for haiving produced one of the best Batman runs of all time. So, to put it mildly, the man knows what he’s doing with the Dark Knight and company. And that’s who Metal focuses on, as a new Dark Multiverse is opened up and explored for the first time. It’s not every day that the DCU expands in that big of a way, and you better believe that there’ll be a lasting impact.
Oh, and did I mention that Snyder’s partnered artists for Metal is Greg Capullo? He was the other half of that incredible Bat-run I mentioned before. So yeah, this might not be one to miss, especially if you’re a fan of Batman or Snyder and Capullo in general.
As for the main event though, here’s a special letter to fans, right from Snyder. Dark Knights: Metal #1 is in stores now.
First, let me say thank you guys so much. METAL is a story that I’ve been working on for nearly 3 years now, and the fact that it’s suddenly here, and real…it’s hard to wrap my head around. But the reason it IS here, and real, is you guys. So thank you, truly.
As for WHAT METAL is about…at the core it’s a simple story. It’s about the Justice League discovering that there’s more to the Multiverse than they know. There is also a Dark Multiverse, made of dark energy and dark matter, a vast, ancient, roiling realm of all sorts of unknown, nightmarish possibilities–and that this Dark Multiverse is about to invade!
The first wave of attack from the Dark Multiverse? Seven Dark Knights, terrifying versions of Batman, all extensions of his worst fears about himself. And the only way to stop the invasion is to find the Multiverse’s rarest and most mysterious substance, Nth Metal…
It’s a story that touches on some of my favorite DC stories past and present, and connects deeply to the run Greg and I did on BATMAN. It pushes the characters to their very limits, and takes us into realms that are completely new and unexplored in the DCU. It’s Kirby meets Frazetta with a dash of heavy metal thrown in. It’s METAL, and I hope you love it as much as both Greg and I do. Thank you again.
You are all officially in the damn band!