Starting on September 13, DC fans will get a look at The Batman Who Laughs, a Dark Knight from the Dark Multiverse who has distinctly Joker-like characteristics and a quartet of maniacal Robins on chains.
The character appears in Dark Nights: Metal #2, due out on September 13, the same day he and his Robins appear in Teen Titans #12, part one of the “Gotham Resistance” tie-in.
The four-issue crossover includes Nightwing #29, Suicide Squad #26, and Green Arrow #32.
The Batman Who Laughs will also gets a one-shot tie-in, The Batman Who Laughs #1, due in stores on November 15.
In Dark Nights: Metal, evil versions of the Dark Knight are coming to terrorize Earth. Seven one-shot comics that tie into the event are on the horizon, each spotlighting a different, corrupted version of Batman spawned from the DarkMultiverse.
"I wanted to create something that would remind you of the kid joy you felt when you went to the comic shop and you picked up something that was your summer event, right?" Snyder said. "It's stressful times, regardless of what side you're on, regardless of your political beliefs, I think that right now, we are exhausted by the news every day and I wanted to make something that would be pretty earth-shaking in his consequences and have big effects and change theDCU in important ways and be in-continuity, but also felt like when you pick it up, it's so immersive and crazy and reminds you of all the things you love about our characters, why they're aspirational, and also introduces you to brand new concepts, brand new territories, brand new characters, all that stuff. That was the goal. So I wanted you to pick it up and be like 'I am unleashing my inner rock god this summer and just going to the best rock-out concert I have ever gone to with the characters I love the most."
You can check out covers an interior art featuring the characters in the attached image gallery, and the solicitation text for The Batman Who Laughs below.
As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!