If you thought that scene from Batman Begins where the Scarecrow gets a whiff of his own fear toxin was terrifying, you ain't seen nothing yet.
The fan-favourite creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have been working on a crossover storyline that promises to present the Dark Knight at his very darkest, not to mention reshape the world of DC Comics.
Dark Nights: Metal will see the DC Universe collide with the Dark Multiverse, a collection of twisted parallel universes that each play host to an evil version of the Caped Crusader, plucked straight from the horror genre.
The Batman-centric storyline is set to pit the Justice League's finest against one of their greatest challenges so far - a small army of malevolent Batmen... as if one of them wouldn't have been bad enough.
This event will continue the narrative of DC's Rebirth saga and play out across six core issues, with dozens of tie-ins to add a little something extra to the main story.
Yeah, we know, these line-wide events can get messy, but the good news is those main issues stand alone, and if the two prelude comics DC has already delivered are anything to go off, Metal could be the comic event of the year.