The Justice League Meets ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal’ This September In Five-Issue Crossover
by Olly MacNamee
The Justice League cannot escape the onslaught that is Dark Nights: Death Metal, and the title will be crossing over with DC Comics’ summer blockbuster this September in the five issue storyline, “Doom Metal” from writer Joshua Williamson and artist Xermanico, with covers by Liam Sharp and kicking off in Justice League #53.
Not only have DC Comisc revealed all five covers, they’ve even shared some important story details too, for each of the five issues. Highlights include the introduction of new characters Mindhunter and the Omega Knight. Oh, and a very different looking Justice League that you may not be expecting if you’re not reading Dark Nights: Death Metal.
“Justice League #53 kicks off “Doom Metal” part one of five — the Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in that will directly impact the finale of that event! Nightwing’s on a mission to free the Legion of Doom from Perpetua’s clutches. But to do so, he’ll need the help of none other than…Lex Luthor?! The surprises are only just beginning, as Nightwing, Lex, and a new Justice League must fight their way through an Earth twisted by the Dark Multiverse. Titans will be tested, hearts will be broken, and blood will be spilled!”
””Doom Metal” part two of five storms the stage in this essential Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in! It’s the Titans reunion you’ve been clamoring for when Starfire and Cyborg join Nightwing in this twisted Justice League. The team is hell-bent for Brimstone Bay to free the Legion of Doom, but what horrors and desires will the Valley of Starros reveal to them—and who or what is the villain named Mindhunter?’
“The motley crew of “Doom Metal” sets sail for the cliffs of insanity, captained by Nightwing — or so he thinks! The team fractures, and Detective Chimp reveals the horrible secret wish in his heart. And speaking of hearts, Hawkgirl will stop at nothing to find Martian Manhunter, even if she jeopardizes the League’s mission and their souls. Part three of this five-issue tie-in to Dark Nights: Death Metal features the debut of a villain so huge he dwarfs all hope. Enter the Omega Knight.”
‘“Doom Metal” part four of five! In this Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in issue, the Justice League has nowhere left to hide from the agents of Perpetua. The towering, nightmarish Omega Knight hunts them to the edges of Brimstone Bay and will stop at nothing until they team is obliterated! And all the while, above Perpetua’s throne, Hawkgirl battles the Dark Mindhunter for the soul of the man she loves: Martian Manhunter! Look out below—these heroes are operating without a safety net!’
‘“Doom Metal” part five of five! The Legion of Doom has been freed—and now, they’re turning on their saviors — the Justice League! Teeth will gnash, knuckles will be bare, and Lex Luthor will make a decision that shocks everyone, including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! It all leads straight back to Dark Nights: Death Metal!’