DC Dark Nights Metal: Meet the Nightmare Batmen

So, you may have read by now just how awesome DC Comics’s METAL event is going to be, right? If not, we highly recommend you go here and get caught up on ALL things METAL!

One of the coolest aspects of METAL has gotta be the “Nightmare Batmen” as we’re calling them, which basically are Dark Multiverse hybrids of BATMAN.. and then corrupted versions of some very familiar DCU heroes.

We’re talking THE RED DEATH, who you may know as a certain SCARLET SPEEDSTER, we’re talking THE DROWNED, who you may know as the Queen of the Seas, and of course, there’s the BATMAN WHO LAUGHS — we’ll let you figure that one out on your own. 🙂

When METAL begins – there’s a set of heavy-hitting emissaries of doom, each one of them representing Batman’s worst fears about himself brought into existence.

Every one of them represents a time in his career that could have gone wrong, or put him on a path to more sinister inclinations.

See, this is what’s cool about METAL: the Dark Multiverse is much like the MULTIVERSE in that it is a thousand different possible outcomes — but with the DARK MULTIVERSE, they’re all terrifying.

The Nightmare BATMEN are a perfect example.

What if Bruce Wayne tried to harness the Speed Force, and it drove him mad?

What if he went too far trying to experiment with Doomsday’s DNA after Superman’s death?

And, you know who’s leading the Nightmare Batmen, right?


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Okay, so with something as cool as this – DC Comics really pulled out all the stops to deliver a very cool and fun bonus item to go along with the NIGHTMARE BATMEN one-shots!


When you pick up your copy of the one-shot for say, the RED DEATH, you’ll get your RED DEATH badge! However, these are going to be in high demand, and we’ll only have so many available, so we’ve put together a very cool pre-order option to ensure you get a full set of all 6 pins!

Wanna make sure we have each of the pins reserved for you with each of the one-shots so you don’t have to beat it to the shop on release day to get your pin?

Pre-Order Our Third Eye Nightmare Bat-Bundle and get a complete set of pins reserved with your comics!

If you pre-order all seven of the Nightmare Batman one-shots, whether via our website here, or in-store at any Third Eye Comics location by 9/15/17, we’ll reserve you a full set of all the Nightmare Bat-Pins to go along with your comics!

Not only do you get to guarantee your copies of the coolest darn books to be hitting in September that are NOT titled METAL #1 or METAL #2, but you also get to make sure you have those sweet collectible pins set aside too!

The bundle contains:

  • BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1 – $3.99
  • BATMAN THE DROWNED #1 – $3.99
  • BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 $3.99

You can pre-order the entire bundle of all 7 one-shots for just $27.99. Please note: you can also pick and choose and get select one-shots, and still have a chance at grabbing the pins – it’s just we cannot guarantee availability on the pins as we anticipate them flying pretty fast on release day.

Click here to pre-order your Nightmare Bat-Bundle for in-store pick-up

Click here to pre-order your Nightmare Bat-Bundle for mail order

Who are the NIGHTMARE BATMEN? Find out below!

Here’s our full rundown of all the NIGHTMARE BATMEN one-shots, along with their release dates!

  • BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1 – 9/20/17
  • BATMAN THE DROWNED #1 – 10/18/17
  • BATMAN THE MERCILESS #1 – 10/25/17
  • BATMAN THE DEVASTATOR #1 – 11/1/17
  • BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 – 11/15/17



Here’s all the foil cover images of the NIGHTMARE BATMEN One-Shots!



Want more info on METAL? 

Third Eye Faithful, ever since the very beginning of the DC REBIRTH in May 2016 — things have been pure rock-n-roll at DC Comics, and now, we’re even more stoked about the upcoming METAL crossover, as it is the first real “CRISIS” that the DCU has seen since REBIRTH began!

It all begins in June with the crucial DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING.

What’s the scoop on METAL? Third Eye Faithful, we haven’t been this intrigued by a DCU concept since the very beginning of BLACKEST NIGHT — it’s so freakin’ cool.

Spinning out of a mystery that Batman has been investigating ever since the very first issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run that began with THE COURT OF OWLS, and has continued into Rebirth with the recent revelations from THE BUTTON storyline, METAL is the culmination of everything that all star BATMAN creative team Snyder and Capullo have been building towards for the last few years.

Whether it’s Nth Metal or Doctor Fate’s helmet – there’s a lot of strange and mysterious metals in the DC Universe that do strange and mysterious things.

And, there’s something about them that’s connected to the entirety of the DCU Multiverse in a big way.

You better believe BATMAN has been on top of this from the get go — but, now, the very DARK MATTER that he’s been investigating is beginning to seep into the reality of the current DC Universe… and with it, it’s bringing something very interesting: the Dark Multiverse.

Just like there’s 52 Earths, and a different reality for each – there’s a dark side to these worlds, a dark multiverse, and as it’s tentacles extend into the DC Universe.. they’re changing it in a very frightening way.

All the mysteries you’ve been waiting to see come to light, from the myster of the THREE JOKERS, to the long-time intrigue surrounding things like Hawkman and Nth Metal.. it’s all going to be explored here in METAL!

Even more exciting — this storyline delivers the first real crisis of the Rebirth era, as the DC Universe finds itself terraformed into a horrific mirror of itself.

Didn’t think Gotham couldn’t get any scarier? Wait until you see it after the Dark Matter has had its way with it.

If Frank Frazetta and Jack Kirby collaborated with Seasons in the Abyss as their soundtrack — you’d get METAL, and we CANNOT wait to get our hands on it this Summer!

Click here for our Third Eye Guide to METAL!