Did Charles Soule Put a Dark Nights: Metal Reference into Astonishing X-Men #8?

Today sees the publication of the second issue  Batman & The Signal, the delayed spinoff series from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's best-selling Metal event series. It is the only official Dark Nights: Metal tie-in out this week, if you don't count Damage #2 and you probably shouldn't.

Did Charles Soule Put a Dark Nights: Metal Reference into Astonishing X-Men #8?

With Duke trying to bring the lessons of Metal to the streets of Gotham.

Did Charles Soule Put a Dark Nights: Metal Reference into Astonishing X-Men #8?

Good luck with that as Gotham fights back and takes it to the streets. But is The Signal co-written by Scott Snyder, the only comic book actively wanting to tie in with the Metal event?

Well, once upon a time, Charles Soule worked with Scott Snyder, taking over from him on Swamp Thing and more, before leaving for Marvel Comics.

And clearly he has been missing the chance to work with his old friend. And so in today's Astonishing -Men he gets that chance…

Did Charles Soule Put a Dark Nights: Metal Reference into Astonishing X-Men #8?

Hey, it's a better tie-in than Damage #2

BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #2 (OF 3)
(W) Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick (A/CA) Cully Hamner
As Bruce Wayne fulfills his corporate duties at Wayne Industries, Duke Thomas (a.k.a. the Signal) embraces his role as Gotham City's daytime protector while battling a deadly new rogues gallery. Could these teenage villains be connected to the recent metahuman population boom in the Narrows? To find out, the Signal must learn to work with a different kind of ally… the GCPD!
RATED T+In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #8
(W) Charles Soule (A) Paulo Siqueira (CA) Mike Deodato
A MAN CALLED X Part 2
•  One of the most terrifying adversaries the X-MEN have ever faced has returned.
•  CHARLES XAVIER may have made the greatest mistake of his life.
•  Still reeling from their narrow escape from the SHADOW KING and the loss of a crucial ally, how will the mutant heroes face an enemy with the power to remake the world?
Rated T+In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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