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Dark Days: The Road to Metal Hardcover – May 22, 2018

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Title Dark Days: The Road To Metal Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition Dark Nights: Metal: Dark Knights Rising Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance
Description Perfect for readers who want the full backstory to the events that will change the DC Universe forever, Dark Days: The Road To Metal sets the stage for the epic adventures in Dark Nights: Metal! Includes the preludes to Metal as well as classic DC stories that built the foundations of Scott Snyder’s already-legendary story. One of the biggest events in DC history is here in the shocking, action-packed epic from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, as evil versions of Batman descend from the Dark Multiverse! This is the main event, the crown jewel, the linchpin, the heart of the Metal story. If you only read one Metal book, make it this one. Dark Nights: Metal reveals the Dark Knights—twisted versions of Batman from a nightmarish dimension where his worst fears have come true. Dark Nights: Metal: Dark Knights Rising features the origin stories of these seven nightmare Batmen, each more terrifying than the last: the Batman Who Laughs, the Red Death, the Drowned, the Dawnbreaker, the Murder Machine, the Merciless and the Devastator. Members of the Justice League, Teen Titans and Suicide Squad come together to form a resistance to stop the Dark Knights after they descend to Earth in Dark Nights: Metal! Filling in the gaps between issues of Dark Nights: Metal and answering all of your burning questions, this tie-in is a crucial companion story to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s masterpiece.
Author(s) Scott Snyder Scott Snyder Scott Snyder, Grant Morrison, Peter J. Tomasi, Joshua Williamson and James Tynion IV Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson and Jeff Lemire
Artist(s) Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr. Greg Capullo Francis Manapul and Ethan Van Sciver Ethan Van Sciver, Liam Sharp and Tyler Kirkham
Collects Dark Days: The Forge #1, Dark Days: The Casting #1, Final Crisis #6-7, The Return Of Bruce Wayne #1, Batman #38-39 And Nightwing #17 Dark Nights: Metal #1-6 Batman: The Red Death #1, Batman: The Murder Machine #1, Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1, Batman: The Drowned #1, Batman: The Merciless #1, Batman: The Devastator #1, The Batman Who Laughs #1 And Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1 The Flash #33, Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #32, Justice League #32-33, Hawkman: Found #1, Teen Titans #12, Nightwing #29, Suicide Squad #26, Green Arrow #32, Batman: Lost #1 And Hawkman Found #1

Editorial Reviews


“It's impossible not to be excited for Metal after this.” —IGN
A multiversal superhero epic…  featuring an all-star creative team embracing the wide scope of DC mythology to create a strong foundation for the upcoming miniseries.” —A.V. Club
Each prelude issue to DC’s new mega event is crazier than the one that came before.” —Nerdist
If you’re going to do a explosive saga, then you better pack your biggest guns. Guns don’t get much bigger than Snyder, Lee, Romita, Jr, and Kubert.” —Comicosity

About the Author

Scott Snyder is a #1 New York Times best-selling writer and one of the most critically acclaimed scribes in all of comics. His works include ALL-STAR BATMAN, BATMAN, BATMAN: ETERNAL, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, AMERICAN VAMPIRE and SWAMP THING. He has also been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals, and has a short-story collection, Voodoo Heart, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his son, Jack Presley.

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  • Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
  • Hardcover : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1401278191
  • Product Dimensions : 6.9 x 0.64 x 12.5 inches
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1401278199
  • Publisher : DC Comics (May 22, 2018)
  • Language: : English
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3.0 out of 5 stars The preludes collection
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2.0 out of 5 stars Yet another incomplete 'collection'.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good start to the story
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4.0 out of 5 stars was like a cut from what seem like a weird storyline
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4.0 out of 5 stars The link between Batman and Metal
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