Dark Nights: Metal #5 Will Feature Fire-Breathing Joker Dragons
Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo have been cranking the crazy up to eleven in DC’s latest Dark Nights: Metal storyline. This past issue #4 saw Batman wield a kryptonite infinity gauntlet against an army of evil Supermen and an evil harbinger dragon descend our heroes into the unending doom of the dark multiverse. An epic battle between the Justice League and the Bat-God Barbatos is sure to take place to decide the fate of reality, and it looks like that confrontation will include the bizarre addition of Joker dragons.
Yes, you read that correctly. There will be dragons that resemble long-time Batman villain and all-around psychotic clown The Joker. Writer Scott Snyder has revealed this most metal of news on Twitter, sharing an interior panel from the upcoming issue of Dark Nights: Metal #5. In the stunning art, a brooding Barbatos looms high in the sky with a few Joker dragons hovering and breathing a green fireball in the distance.
METAL #5 tease. pic.twitter.com/1jLUkX1mCS
— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) January 5, 2018
These Jokerfied nightmares aren’t only there to provide a terrifying ambience, but they also look to play a major part in the story as well. A follow-up post by contributing artist Jonathan Glapion shows the flying beast front and center, but being straddled into battle by a heavily-armored Batman. The other members of DC’s Trinity are visible as well with Wonder Woman and Superman following the dragon-riding Bat’s lead.
Pretty cray! 🤪 pic.twitter.com/2YLBgL5eyl
— J.Glapion (@jonathanglapion) January 5, 2018
There’s just no telling how crazy Dark Nights: Metal will get. Even with ensuing events that have shaken the foundation of DC lore, it’s difficult to see if we’ve reached peak freak, or if there’s a monsoon of metal lying just beyond the horizon. We’ll find out when Dark Nights: Metal #5 arrives on January 31st.
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