SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Metal #2, on sale now.
From the start, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Metal has embraced its title’s obvious rock and roll shout-out. “Brother Scott and I are renewing our comic wedding vows,” Capullo said when DC Comics unveiled the event. “I’m looking forward to rock’n’ and roll’n’ together again.” This connection was made even more explicit by the promotional material for the event, including a t-shirt designed to look like one you’d buy at a concert for your favorite band.
It’s also no secret that Capullo has been sneaking devil horns into the series, an Easter egg hunt that began right at the very start — the first issue’s cover featured the entire League forming a giant devil horn symbol. Snyder himself recently reminded fans of this, by re-outing the artist’s game on Twitter upon the release of the series’ second issue. But in a recent interview with CBR, the writer what you can tell when you see his creative partner has a character rock out. Plus, Snyder gave away where to find one such example ni the event series’ latest issue.
“If you look closely — you can always tell when Greg [Capullo] loves a scene, because he’ll hide characters throwing up the rock’n’roll horns,” Snyder told CBR. “So if you look at that page, it’s actually Baby Darkseid who is doing it, which just makes him even better. When the Robins first show up? He’s like, doing an Omega Curse! It’s awesome.”
While Snyder did give that panel away, he left another out of his talk with us — but we’re going to spoil it now, because it’s just too fun! Several pages earlier, when Superman and Wonder Woman finally catch up with and confront Batman, he turns to them, revealing for the first time that he’s holding Baby Darkseid and plans to use him as a weapon. As he wields his pint-sized infant of mass destruction, the little lord of Apokalips is seen clearly throwing up a pair of devil horns, completely nonplussed at his role as a pawn in the Dark Knight’s dangerous game.
Dark Nights: Metal #2, by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Plascencia and Steve Wands, is on sale now from DC Comics.
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