Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance

Paperback
$24.99 US
6.6"W x 10.17"H x 0.46"D   | 15 oz | 30 per carton
On sale Jul 03, 2018 | 128 Pages | 9781401282981
The alternate, twisted versions of Batman--the Seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse--are hunting the Justice League as the Leaguers attempt to locate artifacts that might protect Earth. One by one, Flash and Steel, Wonder Woman and Doctor Fate, Green Lantern and Mister Terrific, Aquaman and Deathstroke must face the Nightmare Batmen.

Elsewhere, Dick Grayson issues an S.O.S., summoning Robin, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Black Canary and Green Arrow to prevent the transformation and terraforming of Gotham City into a twisted mosaic of monsters, magic and doom. When they are trapped in a Riddler-designed maze, all hope may be lost.

And where is Batman during all this? He's trapped in his own private nightmare, reliving portions of his life while confronting Barbatos, the leader of the evil Batmen and the demon that has haunted his dreams.

These direct tie-ins to the Dark Nights: Metal event are created by many of the architects of the modern DC Universe--including writers Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, Robert Venditti, Jeff Lemire, Benjamin Percy, Tim Seeley and Rob Williams, and artists Howard Porter, Liam Sharp, Ethan Van Sciver, Tyler Kirkham, Mikel Janín, Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan, Mirka Andolfo, Paul Pelletier, Juan Ferreyra, Stjepan Sejic, Doug Mahnke, Yanick Paquette and Jorge Jimenez.

Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance Collects "Gotham Resistance" (Teen Titans #12, Nightwing #29, Suicide Squad #26, Green Arrow #32) and "Bats Out Of Hell" (The Flash #33, Justice League #32-33, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #32), plus Batman Lost #1 and Hawkman Found #1.
Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed monthly comic book series Sweet Tooth published by DC/Vertigo and the award-winning graphic novel Essex County published by Top Shelf. He also writes Animal Man, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., and Superboy for DC Comics. In 2008 Jeff won the Shuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist and the Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. He also won the American Library Association's prestigious Alex Award, recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal. In 2010 Essex County was named as one of the five Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. In 2013 Lemire published the graphic novel The Underwater Welder. He currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son. View titles by Jeff Lemire
Ethan Van Sciver has been drawing comics and comic book characters since he was four years old. Back then, DC wouldn't return his phone calls. Now he's working with the best writer, inker, colorist, and editorial team in the business. Persistence is key. At home, Ethan likes to watch terrible old movies, listen to surf music, and play Hot Wheels with his son, Hunter. He blames his expanding waistline on the fabulous gourmet cooking of his wife, Sharis, but admits it's also probably due to a lot of long workdays putting more lines on Sinestro's face and eating cookies. View titles by Ethan Van Sciver
“Of the Metal tie-in books, this was easily the best one yet.” —IGN
 
“An exhilarating superhero epic… Metal embraces the grandiosity and playfulness of the past while tapping into deeper themes of family, hope, and redemption.” —A.V. Club
 
“A lot of greatness in one story.” —Comicosity

About

The alternate, twisted versions of Batman--the Seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse--are hunting the Justice League as the Leaguers attempt to locate artifacts that might protect Earth. One by one, Flash and Steel, Wonder Woman and Doctor Fate, Green Lantern and Mister Terrific, Aquaman and Deathstroke must face the Nightmare Batmen.

Elsewhere, Dick Grayson issues an S.O.S., summoning Robin, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Black Canary and Green Arrow to prevent the transformation and terraforming of Gotham City into a twisted mosaic of monsters, magic and doom. When they are trapped in a Riddler-designed maze, all hope may be lost.

And where is Batman during all this? He's trapped in his own private nightmare, reliving portions of his life while confronting Barbatos, the leader of the evil Batmen and the demon that has haunted his dreams.

These direct tie-ins to the Dark Nights: Metal event are created by many of the architects of the modern DC Universe--including writers Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, Robert Venditti, Jeff Lemire, Benjamin Percy, Tim Seeley and Rob Williams, and artists Howard Porter, Liam Sharp, Ethan Van Sciver, Tyler Kirkham, Mikel Janín, Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan, Mirka Andolfo, Paul Pelletier, Juan Ferreyra, Stjepan Sejic, Doug Mahnke, Yanick Paquette and Jorge Jimenez.

Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance Collects "Gotham Resistance" (Teen Titans #12, Nightwing #29, Suicide Squad #26, Green Arrow #32) and "Bats Out Of Hell" (The Flash #33, Justice League #32-33, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #32), plus Batman Lost #1 and Hawkman Found #1.

Creators

Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed monthly comic book series Sweet Tooth published by DC/Vertigo and the award-winning graphic novel Essex County published by Top Shelf. He also writes Animal Man, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., and Superboy for DC Comics. In 2008 Jeff won the Shuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist and the Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. He also won the American Library Association's prestigious Alex Award, recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal. In 2010 Essex County was named as one of the five Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. In 2013 Lemire published the graphic novel The Underwater Welder. He currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son. View titles by Jeff Lemire
Ethan Van Sciver has been drawing comics and comic book characters since he was four years old. Back then, DC wouldn't return his phone calls. Now he's working with the best writer, inker, colorist, and editorial team in the business. Persistence is key. At home, Ethan likes to watch terrible old movies, listen to surf music, and play Hot Wheels with his son, Hunter. He blames his expanding waistline on the fabulous gourmet cooking of his wife, Sharis, but admits it's also probably due to a lot of long workdays putting more lines on Sinestro's face and eating cookies. View titles by Ethan Van Sciver

Praise

“Of the Metal tie-in books, this was easily the best one yet.” —IGN
 
“An exhilarating superhero epic… Metal embraces the grandiosity and playfulness of the past while tapping into deeper themes of family, hope, and redemption.” —A.V. Club
 
“A lot of greatness in one story.” —Comicosity