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Snyder and Capullo Reunite, Transform the DCU with #DCMetal


Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, along with DC Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, just
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announced that their highly anticipated event, DARK NIGHTS: METAL, will rock
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comics this summer. The news was revealed at Fan Expo Dallas and streamed
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worldwide via Facebook Live.

“I’ve been planning METAL for as long as I’ve been writing BATMAN,” says
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Snyder. “But this is bigger than BATMAN. Greg and I started dropping clues
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during Court of Owls, we continued through our Joker stories and we placed our
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biggest hints in the run that culminated with BATMAN #50. And now we’re back to
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tell a story that breaks everything apart. This will be the definitive project of our
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careers. METAL takes us in an entirely new direction. Greg and I will dig beneath the
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surface of all the stories we’ve told to find a place of terror and twisted nightmares.”

The New York Times bestselling BATMAN writer and artist team of Scott Snyder and
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Greg Capullo made their mark as one of the great duos in Batman history. Together
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on a single title for an outstanding fifty issues, Snyder and Capullo’s award-winning
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stories The Court of Owls, Death of the Family, Zero Year and Endgame turned
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generations of Batman fans into a global horde of Batman superfans. With DARK
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NIGHTS: METAL, Scott and Greg will build on this strong foundation and broaden
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the scope of their storytelling to encompass the full expanse of the DC Universe.

“As you've probably heard by now, brother Scott and I are renewing our comic
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wedding vows,” says Capullo. "I'm looking forward to rock’n’ and roll’n’ together
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again. Fans have been loud and clear; they want more from us. You know what they
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say; give the people what they want. Jonathan Glapion and FCO, the original Bat
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team, will be riding the lightning with Scott and I once again. We're primed and
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ready to blow it up.”

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“I couldn’t be more excited to see Scott and Greg take on the DC Universe,” says DC
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Entertainment Publisher Dan DiDio. “DARK NIGHTS: METAL leans into the strength
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of the relationship Scott and Greg forged on BATMAN to launch something new and
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unexpected. We’re pushing the world’s finest heroes in new, unexplored directions
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to tell a giant story, using all the characters in our pantheon.”

DC’s new summer blockbuster publishing plans complement DC Universe Rebirth,
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which is filled with stories about superheroes that push characters beyond their
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potential to a place where their courage is tested and they persevere in the face of
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evil. DARK NIGHTS: METAL will examine every choice a hero doesn’t take and every
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path they don’t walk, and open up worlds that are forged by nightmares.

“I want METAL to be built upon the stories happening now in Rebirth and create
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new material that feels really modern and different,” continued Snyder. “And above
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all, it’s going to be fun. Even with terror and nightmares, it won’t be grim. DARK
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NIGHTS: METAL will be celebratory, huge and crazy. I’ve said it before: I am going
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for out-of-control dinosaurs and lasers.”

DARK NIGHTS: METAL is DC at its most heroic, clashing with titans of terror from
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realms yet to be explored. Look for the first issue on shelves in August 2017.

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