It looks like DC still has plenty of plans to continue using Scott Snyder's Dark Multiverse to introduce twisted versions of well known characters. The main series began in June 2017, and since then has shown us multiple dark versions of Batman mixed with other Justice Leaguers, such as The Red Death (The Flash) and The Dawnbreaker (Green Lantern). The Batman Who Laughs, a dark mix of Batman and the Joker, has had his own spin-off series, as well as being the main antagonist for the upcoming Batman/Superman comic.
And now a series of one-shots has been announced for October and beyond, retelling classic DC stories, but set in the Dark Multiverse, no doubt to portray strange and upturned versions of tales we all know. The initial solicits include Dark Multiverse takes on The Death of Superman, and Knightfall.
The new Death of Superman story will be written by Jeff Loveness, with art by Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy. The story involves a more permanent version of Superman's death, resulting in a grieving Lois Lane turning into The Eradicator, hellbent on taking revenge against those who let him die, in a bid to end the fight between good and evil permanently.
The dark take on Batman: Knightfall will be written by Scott Snyder & Kyle Higgins with art by Javier Fernandez. This version sees Gotham City 30 years after a broken Bruce Wayne failed to take back the mantle of the Bat. In his place arose Jean-Paul Valley, also known as Saint Batman. Under his iron rule, Saint Batman has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams – killing has become commonplace and criminals live in constant fear - all in the name of justice.
More Dark Multiverse version of famous stories have been announced, including Infinite Crisis, Blackest Night, and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Alongside these new titles, $1 reprints of the originals will also be available.
Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1 will be released on October 16th, while Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman comes out on October 30th.
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