The Batmen of the dark multiverse might still linger in DC Comics after the current Dark Nights: Metal event is over, according to co-publisher Jim Lee.
At New York Comic Con during the “Meet the Publishers” panel, Lee demonstrated how much he and co-publisher Dan DiDio were enjoying the unfolding of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Metal, and the evil Batmen, known as Dark Knights, who will oppose Earth’s heroes in the story.
This is what Jim Lee had to say:
They’re able to embrace these wild and crazy ideas where you see all these people out and running around, and it still fits in with this world of Gotham City and Batman, and all the different kind of tonalities that we have in the DC Universe, Lee said. To that end, as they continue to try and one-up each other and bring things into the DC Universe lore, they had this idea of the dark multiverse, and out of the dark multiverse come all these different, evil Batmen…and most of them are analogues to the different Justice League members. Again, we just love that they are bringing something very different and dynamic into the DCU lore, and hopefully some of those characters will remain after this event is over and continue to push the boundaries of what we produce in the DC Universe.
A one-shot will be released between the fifth and sixth issues of Metal. It will be centered on the battle between the Dark Nights and a number of characters who play key roles in Dark Nights: Metal but are not prominently featured in terms of page count in the main series.
The title “The Wild Hunt” is likely a reference to The Wild Huntsman, a name that has been used by a number of characters in DC’s long publishing history. The most notable version is a German super-hero and member of the Global Guardians, who claims to be the reincarnation of a legendary hero in German folklore, accompanied by a horse and hound that help him fight evil.
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