More Dark Nights: Metal News

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.

DC’s Next Event: Dark Days

Well, this is interesting news – a new event coming to DC for this summer, written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with art by Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr that will deal with the “dark underbelly of the DC Universe.

Not being much of a Batman fan, I haven’t read any of Snyder’s work with the character, though I enjoyed his New 52 Swamp Thing run, so I’m keen to see what he does in charge of a “massive summer event.

The linked article is light on detail but one thing did leap out at me – part of the the last paragraph from Snyder:

What I want this [event] to be is different. I want it built out of the stories happening now and creating new material and giving everybody a place to tell stories that fit what they’re doing on their books, and feels really modern and different and above all fun. I don’t want it to be grim. I don’t want it to be superheroes arguing over something. Superheroes won’t be fighting superheroes. I want it to be celebratory, and huge, and crazy. I am going for out of control dinosaurs and lasers. It should be fun.

A fun superhero event? Bring it on!