DC has provided an exclusive preview of James Tynion IV’s Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3, which goes on sale next week (on February 26) in comic shops . As part of the run-up to Dark Nights: Death Metal, the issue has been gaining a lot of buzz, and before it even hits the stands, DC has already announced that it will be getting a second printing.
THE PLOT Reveals that….
The series spins out of the events that, the Earth has been consumed by Dark Multiverse energy, having been conquered by the Batman Who Laughs and his evil lieutenants, corrupted versions of Shazam, Donna Troy, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Hawkman, and Commissioner Jim Gordon. Some heroes, like Wonder Woman and the Flash, have made compromises as they negotiate to keep humanity alive in this hell-born landscape. Others, like Batman, are part of an underground resistance looking to take back control of their world. Superman is imprisoned, cursed to power Earth’s sun for eternity.
GAME in World of Comics…
Apex Lex Luthor’s first run-in with the Infected didn’t go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs’ influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who maybe wants to see this twisted doppelgänger sent back to the Dark Multiverse from where he came. It’s a gamble Lex has to take because the Infected are gearing up for round two!
Dark nights is Shining Star in DC
Dark Nights: Death Metal is DC’s follow-up to their 2017-18 series Dark Nights: Metal, which brought widespread changes to the DC universe. They introduced fans to the Dark Multiverse and a popular villain, the Batman Who Laughs, who has been a featured character in almost every major story Snyder has written. The series will also include several “Metalverse” one-shots throughout the summer months, expanding the vast world created by the Death Metal storyline.