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About Joshua Williamson
Joshua Williamson writes comics, kids books and lives in Portland OR, home of big trees, rain, Oni Press and Dark Horse. He has been published by DC Comics, Marvel, Oni Press, Image, Dark Horse, Desperado and some others soon to be announced.
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We introduce you to:
The Batman Who Laughs: a lunatic driven mad by his world’s Joker.
The Red Death: a thief who stole his reality’s Speed Force power.
The Drowned: a female, amphibious Batman.
The Dawnbreaker: a twisted Green Lantern.
The Murder Machine: a deranged, deadly cyborg.
The Merciless: a warrior who wears the helmet of Ares.
The Devastator: a part-human, part-Doomsday monster.
Featuring stories from Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Peter J. Tomasi, Grant Morrison, Joshua Williamson, Ethan Van Sciver, Philip Tan, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul, Riley Rossmo, Tony S. Daniel, Howard Porter, Doug Mahnke and many more! Collects the seven Dark Nights: Batman tie-in one-shots and Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1.
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.
“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
The Flash encountered this mind-bending villain all the way back in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it did not end well for the Scarlet Speedster. For the first time since his death and rebirth, Barry runs afoul of this foe-hopefully it will go better this time around! That is, if the even bigger villain behind the Pirate stays out of the fray, or if President Superman of Justice Incarnate sticks around to help win the day.
Plus, Ravager follows the mysterious Respawn into the secrets of Lazarus Island!