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Scott Snyder Talks Reuniting With Greg Capullo for DARK NIGHTS: METAL

Scott Snyder Talks Reuniting With Greg Capullo for DARK NIGHTS: METAL

The planets have aligned and the higher powers have answered our prayers, for word has come down from the deities at DC Comics that Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder are reuniting in the Batman event, Dark Nights: Metal. All the sacrifices we have made to the dark gods have finally paid off, guys. Capullo. Snyder. Back together on Batman. We could not be more excited.

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

“Metal has a lot of meanings in the story,” Snyder said. “There’s the Nth Metal, but there’s also the spirit of heavy metal. That get up and play no matter what. That is very much Batman.”

One of the best things about Snyder and Capullo’s run on Batman was their commitment to epic, sprawling tales. Their Batman was a character of deep mythology and huge events. They didn’t just rest on the decades of Batman history, they created their own history (and future), one filled with secret cult, massive disasters, and a mechsuit that kinda looked like a bunny rabbit. Snyder and Capullo’s run was unlike anything we had seen from the Bat Family of books and is often cited as one of the best superhero books of the modern age. Rightfully so, because it was absolutely spectacular.

“This is all really because of the support we have received from the fans. We’re doing it because of them,” Snyder said. “We wanted to get the band back together, but we didn’t want to just play the greatest hits. We wanted to do something bigger, because the fans have always been so good to us. We wanted to give them a huge rollercoaster ride.”

 

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Dark Nights: Metal looks to continue that epic tradition. We don’t know a ton about the story yet, other than a few teases Snyder gave us. “Metal will be celebratory, huge, and crazy. I’ve said it before: I am going for out-of-control dinosaurs and lasers.” He told us that it will involve Nth Metal and just about every corner of the DC Universe, but it is bigger than we can possible imagine. “If Batman is a kiddie pool, we’re about to go swimming in the ocean,” Snyder said of the scope of the event.

Snyder stressed that Metal was, in a way, a tribute to DC events he read as a kid, not only in scale but in shear insanity. “The DC events I grew up with were so big and insane, you almost couldn’t wrap your head around the. Just bonkers stuff. I wanted to capture that feeling.”

Snyder has been doing great work with Batman over on the All-Star Batman title while Capullo joined forces with Mark Millar for the creator -owned series Reborn over at Image Comics, but that spark that a Capullo/Snyder joint brings has been sorely missing. We’re so fired up for this book and can’t wait to see more from it. All we have right now is an image of bloody Batman holding two battle axes, so we’ll just stare at that for the next few weeks. Our souls are ready for this insanity.

Dark Nights: Metal launches in August 2017. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about the project. What does the cover suggest to you? Leave all thoughts and speculation below.

Image: DC Comics


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