In the preview for Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1, a solemn Green Lantern Batman reflects on what remains of Arkham Asylum. The scene flashes back to that infamous day Bruce lost his parents but takes a big turn when Bruce follows the gunman. In this universe, a Green Lantern ring senses the willpower in the young man and makes Bruce Wayne into a Green Lantern.
Bruce, however, is still angry at the loss of his parents and tracks down the gunman. You might expect him to apprehend him or just beat him senseless, but that is not what happens. As you can see in the preview, this time Bruce uses his new power to reduce the killer to skin and bones... and then he keeps going.
If this is what the Dark Multiverse holds for the League, it doesn't bode well.
Things have been building for awhile in Dark Days; The Forge and The Casting, but they truly kicked off in DC Metal #1. ComicBook.com's Russ Burlingame had the chance to talk to writer Scott Snyder about what to expect from the event.
"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 the DCU in important ways and
Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1 hits stores on October 4, 2017, and you can find the official solicitation below. The full
BATMAN: THE DAWNBREAKER #1
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Cover by JASON FABOK
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 even 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!
ADVANCE SOLICITED • ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 4 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED COVER • RATED T+