Despite my slight reservations over the title – seriously, Dark Nights: Metal just sounds like the worst 80s heavy metal album ever and I should know, I owned more than my fair share of them – the more I’m hearing from Scott Snyder about DC’s next big event gives me a great deal of hope.
This article reveals that it’ll be six issues long, starting in August and with no need to read any tie-ins. I have no doubt DC will have other series cross over with it as well as spin off vaguely connected miniseries like they did with Final Crisis – did we really need Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape? – but it’s good to see a distinct event planned.
He mentions in that article that “Metal is a DC wide event … It’s not a bat family book. It’s Justice League+” which is reassuring for me as I’m not a Bat-book reader so have missed everything he’s done on the Batman books over the last few years, though I hear it’s very good.
Again, though, the thing that gives me the most hope for this series, is the overall tone that Snyder’s pushing as he says here:
And above all, it’s going to be fun. Even with terror and nightmares, it won’t be grim. Dark Nights: Metal will be celebratory, huge and crazy. I’ve said it before: I am going for out-of-control dinosaurs and lasers.
With a bit of luck (and if I can pull my finger out) I can finally finish the War of The Gods annotations and be ready for this series.