Batman: Their Dark DesignsWritten by James Tynion IV. Art by Jorge Jimenez.Available July 21st/22nd. But just when all hope is lost, Wonder Woman gains an unexpected ally who provides her with key intel that could change everything. Art by Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy.Available July 21st/22nd. Note: Detective Comics #1028 spins out of the events of The Joker War and bumper Detective Comics #1027. Detective Comics #1028Written by Peter J. Tomasi. Dark Nights: Metal #2. The second group is everyone who has sent in thanks and said that the website has helped them read and enjoy comics. The first group is everyone who has used the contact form to send in corrections and suggestions. Cyclops was right. Red Hood: Outlaw #48 (Tie-in)Written by Scott Lobdell. Art by Jorge Jimenez.Available August 18th/19th. Building on the stories of Rebirth, Dark Nights: Metal promises to take the DC universe in bold new directions, including the introduction of the "Dark Multiverse." Here are a few options you can take when it comes to reading Dark Nights: Metal: Read Dark Nights: Metal #1-6 (That’s the main story) Read the Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting (Those are prelude issues) + Dark Nights: Metal #1-6; Read Dark Nights: Metal #1-6 + Prelude Issues + any tie-in that appeals to you; Everything You never forget a face like this. These periods usually reveal the new status quo after a major event. I would like to take a moment and thank two groups of people who have contacted me over the months the site has been open. The main story will be running throughout Batman but will be expanded upon with tie-ins in other Batman-related comics. Your email address will not be published. Beginning this May, Wonder Woman will take center stage in Dark Nights: Death Metal, a new series from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo that will follow the Themysciran warrior and her few remaining allies on their quest to defeat the Batman Who Laughs after he manages to seize control of the world. Dark Nights: Metal is a 2017-2018 event, written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo. Nightwing #75 (Aftermath)Written by Dan Jurgens. Note: This is also the final issue (at least for now) of Batgirl. Think it needs some changes? Detective Comics #1022Written by Peter J. Tomasi. Batman #97 (Part 3)Written by James Tynion IV. DC Comics’ Dark Nights: Death Metal crossover: the full reading list Don’t miss an issue of the biggest, baddest, metal-est event this summer By Susana Polo @NerdGerhl Jun 16, 2020, 2:02pm EDT DC Comics now has three different distributors for getting their comics to comic book stores. Some of the “Era” reading orders,  like Marvel NOW! They encompass all characters and events. On this site there are some very large reading orders. Art by Kenneth Rocafort.Available August 25th/26th. The two collaborators are back with a new ambitious story about the mysterious Nth metal and the dark multiverse. DC’s bonkers Dark Nights: Metal event gave birth to some of the wildest developments in the publisher’s core comics universe, the team of evil Batpeople from far-flung, shadowy universes and chief among them, the Joker-esque Batman Who Laughs. For the full guide, check out Comic Book Herald’s Metal reading order. Detective Comics #1024 (Tie-in)Written by Peter J. Tomasi. Batman #96 (Part 2)Written by James Tynion IV. Batman #98 (Part 4)Written by James Tynion IV. Depending on which distributor a store uses will impact the release date for an issue. Art by Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy.Available June 2nd/3rd. © 2013-2020 How to Love Comics. The event sections also include large “status quo” events,  such as Dark Reign following Secret Invasion and Shattered Heroes following Fear Itself. Pages may include affilate links for eCommerce sites. The Joker War SagaCollects: Batman #95-100, Batgirl #47, Detective Comics #1025, Red Hood: Outlaw #48, Nightwing #74, The Joker War Zone #1, plus stories from Harley Quinn #75 and Catwoman #25. and New 52,  also contain over a thousand issues. Art by Ronan Cliquet.Available August 18th/19th. The Punchline comic is a new story set after Joker War so it is best off reader afterwards. Art by Guillem March, David Lafuente, James Stokoe, and Others.Available September 29th. Large-scale Batman stories often bring in other Bat-titles into the mix and can get confusing. Art by Mirka Andolfo.Avabile November 10th. Are you reading Joker War? Please use the Contact page and let us know. I have listed both dates for each issue below but you should check-in with your local comic book store to find out which date they will be selling DC Comics. Art by Ronan Cliquet.Available June 9th/10th. Large-scale Batman stories often bring in other Bat-titles into the mix and can get confusing. It includes the recommended reading order, tie-ins, release dates, and heaps more. Art by Tony S. Daniel, Guillem March, and Jorge Jimenez. This is the first arc of James Tynion IV’s Batman run and is littered with build up to Joker War. This is the main event, the crown jewel, the linchpin, the heart of the Metal story. It also includes early appearances of the Joker’s new sidekick, Punchline. Batman #95 (Part 1)Written by James Tynion IV. So thank you to these two groups and everyone else who has used and enjoyed the website. Art by Ronan Cliquet.Available July 14th/15th. Dark Nights: Metal — Reading Order | by Justin Beeson | Medium Simply choose a character and begin reading. DC’s being cagey about specific details regarding Death Metal other than the fact that the creative team behind it wanted the story to “make fans lose their minds,” which is a rather tall order. Nightwing #70Written by Dan Jurgens. Dark Nights: Death Metal’s six-issue monthly run begins in May. Required fields are marked *. That seems to have changed in the biggest Batman story of 2020, Joker War. Nightwing #72Written by Dan Jurgens. Yes these orders start all the way at the beginning. Nightwing #73 (Tie-in)Written by Dan Jurgens. Especially for older events,  if you haven’t been reading the tie-in series going into the event I suggest just reading the main series and skipping the tie-ins. The event tells the story of an invasion of Earth 0 by monstrous counterparts of Batman, from a place called the Dark Multiverse, led by the demon Barbatos. Cinema Makeup School has returned to San Diego Comic-Con to show. The Joker is one of Batman’s greatest enemies, featuring in numerous stories. Collects: Dark Days: The Forge #1, Dark Days: The Casting #1, Nightwing #17, Detective Comics #950 Batman: The Joker War Zone (Tie-in)Written by James Tynion IV, John Ridley, and Joshua Williamson. Art by Nicola Scott.Available October 13th. DC Metal Collected Trade Reading Order. They contain all comics that are deemed important or are just enjoyable to read. If you’re not that interested then it is okay to skip them. This page contains affiliate links for eCommerce websites. Justice League: Year of the Villain. Your emails have helped fine tune the reading orders and ensured that we have some of the most accurate reading orders on the internet. Art by Jorge Jimenez.Available September 15th. In regards to both “Year of the Villain” and “The Infected” (below) influencing the state of the DC Universe heading into Death Metal, Snyder said: Your email address will not be published. A note on the large (Master orders, New 52, Marvel NOW!) Click here. If you want to know what happens after The Joker War, check out out the following issues: Batman #101Written by James Tynion IV.