DC release new images for Metal #3, Batman: The Merciless, and Batman: The Drowned

By ·August 29, 2017 2:21 am

Coming hot on the heels of last week’s teaser for The Batman Who Laughs, DC have just released more promo images for their upcoming dark multiverse saga, Dark Nights: Metal.

Metal, the brainchild of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, focuses on the seven corrupted Batman, known as the Dark Knights, and their leader Barbatos, a bat demon from the dark multiverse. Complete with mystery and intrigue, Dark Knights: Metal promises to shake the entire DCU to the foundations.

In the slew of images (most of which are still in the inking stage) released by DC we see the Dark Knights, led by The Batman Who Laughs, riding on horseback as Barbatos wreaks havoc on the DC universe.

Dark Knights: Metal #3 from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo releases on October 11, 2017.

The Dark Knights led by Barbatos, the bat demon

DC have also released glimpses into the two latest Dark Knights, The Merciless and The Drowned. Nightmare versions of Batman with Wonder Woman and Aquaman powers respectively, these two Dark Knights will also receive one shot tie-ins to Dark Knights: Metal.

The info on Batman: The Drowned is very limited, but she appears to be a female version of the Batman with Aquaman powers. DC have only released the cover to her one shot, with art by Jason Fabok, but her design has shades of both Meera and Arthur Curry, the DCU’s Aquaman, and she just might be raising the dead on the cover.

The Cover of Batman: The Drowned.

Along with the Jason Fabok cover of Batman: The Merciless, DC has released interior artwork by Francis Manapul to give us details on The Merciless’ backstory. After Wonder Woman is killed in an apparent battle with a man who looks strikingly similar to Ares, Batman takes up the reigns of a suit inspired by the Ares design, albeit with a Wonder Woman symbol emblazoned on the chest. We also see The Merciless take on his first enemy – Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad.

The cover of Batman: The Merciless.

For more of the newly released DC images, we recommend checking out their original news briefing here.

Dark Knights: Metal #3 from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo releases on October 11, 2017.

Batman: The Drowned #1 by Dan Abnett and Philip Tan releases on October 18, 2017 followed by Batman: The Merciless #1 by Peter J. Tomasi and Francis Manapul on October 25, 2017.

Image credits: DC


Written by Alex Wedderien


Alex is a writer and father of two in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. His previous work includes copy writing, technical writing, and brand copy. One day he also plans to write his own comic book.

His interests include comic books, sci fi and fantasy novels, and retro video games.

His specialty subjects include DC, Marvel, and Image comics.

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