New DC Comics Dark Nights: Death Metal Covers to Feature Ozzy, Megadeth, Dream Theater, and More


Metal-lovin’ comic nerds, rejoice! DC Comics has made the following announcement:

“In anticipation of the international launch of DC’s runaway 2020 hit limited series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition.

“Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview. “

So do they have lined up for this thing? Ozzy, Megadeth, Sepultura, Dream Theater, Ghost, Opeth, and Lacuna Coil. Kind of miraculously, none of those bands are terrible! I’m sure some fans will be cranky because of the dearth of death metal bands involved, despite the fact that the series is called Death Metal. But. I mean. C’mon. DC Comics wasn’t gonna put Obituary or Gatecreeper on the cover. Be real.

Unfortunately, only thirteen countries are getting these covers — Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Korea, Japan (all via a Collectors’ Omnibus Edition), France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Turkey (all via single issues and the omnibus) — but in this day and age it’s safe to assume someone online will sell and ship you copies if you’re willing to spend the money.

Release dates will be announced soon. In the meantime, all the covers and cover details are below.

And while we’re on the topic, remember that Dark Nights: Death Metal got the animated treatment last year, and it featured music by Dave Lombardo and Zakk Wylde. You can check that out here.

Issue #1: Megadeth by Juanjo Guarnido

Issue #2: Ghost by Werther Dell’ Edera

Issue #3: Lacuna Coil by Timpano / Antonio Fuso

Issue #4: Opeth by Mathieu Lauffray

Issue #5: Sepultura by Albuquerque / Pedro Mauro

Issue #6: Dream Theater by Santi Casas

Issue #7: Ozzy Osbourne by Marco Mastrazzo

[via The PRP]

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