DC Comics Teases More New Dark Nights: Death Metal Tie-Ins For September 2020 Solicitations! (Sans Spoilers)

DC Comics Teases More New Dark Nights: Death Metal Tie-Ins For September 2020 Solicitations! (Sans Spoilers)

As part of Batman writer James Tynion IV’s recent newsletter where we unmasked his new Joker War character Clownhunter (full spoilers here). In that same newsletter, he also revealed he would be working on the new Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-ins set for August 2020 (full spoilers here), but also on some kind of solo Death Metal tie-in September 2020. Check out his news below (art added by me to his newsletter update).


      They announced the first two tie-ins for DEATH METAL today, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHTS, and the DEATH METAL GUIDEBOOK, and I’ll be doing stories in both of them. My first big solo-written Death Metal tie-in issue is coming out in September, so I can’t talk about it yet. I think I’ll write up a whole big Death Metal thing as we approach the first issue, and the solicitation of that issue.

      Obviously, selfishly I’m promoting Batman and Joker War first and foremost because this is my newsletter I want them to do very well… But Death Metal is the culmination of my last few years at DC Comics, and I’ve been involved every step of the way. From the first crossover, to It’s a celebration of DC lore that takes all its craziest pieces and mashes them together in a rock opera for the ages, that really ties a bow on a lot of big DC pieces that haven’t connected over the last few years. I’m proud of the book, and I’m so happy to be part of it, and I can’t wait for you to have it all in front of you.

      The first Metal also launched in a kind of dark moment, and it felt like the exact right jolt of insane energy the world and our industry needed, and I hope it connects in the same way this year. Sometimes people need to be reminded of the limitless possibilities of abject comic book lunacy, and that we can take these toys and have some real fun with them. Having read all of Death Metal, I promise you that’s what Scott and Greg are delivering yet again, and having worked closely with them, I’m eager for everyone to see the big underlying message of the beast.

      Our fearless editor Marie Javins got Warren Ellis to write about an evil Robot Dinosaur Batman for a few pages, so that means you have to buy these comic books. That’s just comic book law…

Tynion IV seems to revitalizing parts of DC Comics and I think he’s still in his early 30’s. Wow.

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