Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Metal gave readers a glimpse into DC's dark multiverse. Now, a new DC Collectibles statue lets fans collect one of the most iconic ideas in the series: Batman carrying baby Darkseid.
"Rocking into our world from the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL is DC’s most powerful villain," reads the description for the statue. "Except this time he’s a little different. Emphasis on little. In the twisting, nightmare-and-rock-and-roll-infused plot of METAL, Scott Snyder has the Dark Knight capture the newborn Darkseid to shoot himself back through time. In a series known for wild moments, this may be the craziest and most METAL moment of the whole story."
The statue is based on artwork by Greg Capullo and is sculpted by Djordje Djokovic. It depicts Batman in his Rebirth suit, but with special gloves, boots and a detachable headlamp. Batman has two facial expression options: mouth closed and growling with his mouth open. He also carries a detachable bag, from which the head of baby Darkseid is peeking out.
The Batman and Darkseid baby polyresin statue is approximately 6.1'' tall and only 5000 will be made. It is now available for pre-order and costs $85 USD, with arrival estimated between July and September.
In Dark Nights: Metal, Batman wanted to use Darkseid's Omega beams to travel back in time and thus prevent Barbatos from meeting him. Darkseid was turned into a baby during the New 52's Justice League event Darkseid War. In Darkseid War, the Anti-Monitor killed Darkseid, who was then resurrected by his daughter Grail. Grail achieved this by bringing him back to life through the body of Superwoman and Alexander Luthor's newborn child. As a baby, Darkseid doesn't have a will of his own and can be used as a weapon, which is why the Dark Knight stole him from Grail for his own purposes.