SCOOP: Grant Morrison Returns To Batman For Dark Nights: Metal Wild Hunt (UPDATE)

Metal, the currently published event from DC Comics written by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo is based on all sorts of DC Comics continuity over the decades. But at its heart is the dark Bat God Barbatos, created by Peter Milligan and Kieron Dwyer in Batman #452-454, and later used by Grant Morrison for his run on Batman, Barbatos is a supernatural creature who has been involved in Gotham and Bruce Wayne's lineage for centuries. And in Metal, he is bringing dark twisted versions of Batman from the dark multiverse to the DC Universe, known as the Dark Knights.

And today, we get a better idea as to how that is to play out.

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Photo by Kendall Whitehouse

We had two bits of information before. That Grant Morrison was, in some way going to be doing something with Scott Snyder related to the current Metal event. But, mentioned at New York Comic-Con, it was all pretty vague. Then there was the word that the Metal series would take a break in February for creators to catch up, and replaced by something called Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt.

Still pretty vague.

Today, Bleeding Cool has managed to put it together thanks to sources we are unable to name. And can tell you that Grant Morrison is returning to the Batman character to co-write an upcoming issue of the Metal comic with Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson. It's a one shot called Dark Nights: Metal Wild Hunt. It is scheduled to be on sale in February. Artists on the book are Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, and others.

I expect some bigger media outlet will have official confirmation soon, with big images and PR-friendly quotes from everyone. But until then…


UPDATE: We have an official Rich Twitch from Scott Snyder…

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