DC’s bonkers Dark Nights: Metal event gave birth to some of the wildest developments in the publisher’s core comics universe, the team of evil Batpeople from far-flung, shadowy universes and chief among them, the Joker-esque Batman Who Laughs. Though DC’s heroes are still dealing with the fallout of their first encounter with the Dark Multiverse, the publisher’s already gearing up for a sequel to the original story.
Beginning this May, Wonder Woman will take center stage in Dark Nights: Death Metal, a new series from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo that will follow the Themysciran warrior and her few remaining allies on their quest to defeat the Batman Who Laughs after he manages to seize control of the world. With Superman trapped within the heart of the sun and Batman busy trying to lead a human resistance to fight back the laughing Batman’s forces, it initially seems as if Diana’s Amazonian strength alone won’t be enough to turn the tides in the Earth’s favor and slay Perpetua, the mother of the Anti-Monitor. But just when all hope is lost, Wonder Woman gains an unexpected ally who provides her with key intel that could change everything.
I really love everything the Snyder/Capullo team has touched, most prominently their run on Batman, so I’ll be checking out the trade of this when it hits.
That said, the look and feel of this is agressively 1990’s in the best way (looking at you, Long Haired Superman), so, in turn, my enthusiasm may just be from some misplaced nostalgia.
We’ll find out soon when Dark Nights: Death Metal hits shelves in May.