SDCC 2017: The “Dark Knights” Rise as Final Versions of Evil Batmen Revealed!

After teasing comic book fans with ominous shadow images of six evil Batmen from the Dark Multiverse several weeks ago, their final, terrifying images were revealed earlier this morning Comic-Con International: San Diego.

From L to R: The Murder Machine, The Red Death, The Devastator, The Merciless, The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker

Each of these malevolent characters – The Red Death, The Murder Machine, The Dawnbreaker, The Drowned, the Merciless and The Devastator – all represent corrupted versions of Batman set upon the DC universe to help conquer it once and for all, as part of the DARK NIGHTS: METAL event beginning this August.


BATMAN: THE RED DEATH #1 (on sale September 20)

Written by Joshua Williamson

Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico


BATMAN: THE MURDER MACHINE #1 (on sale September 27)

Written by Frank Tieri

Art by Ricardo Federici


BATMAN: THE DAWNBREAKER #1 (on sale October 4)

Written by Sam Humphries

Art by Ethan Van Sciver


BATMAN: THE DROWNED #1 (on sale October 18)

Written by Dan Abnett

Art by Philip Tan


BATMAN: THE MERCILESS #1 (on sale October 25)

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art by Francis Manapul


As part of DC’s presence at SDCC, fans will not only see these images displayed in the booth, but will also have their chance to take pictures with this evil sextet as part of the always popular interactive green screen photo studio.