DC Debuts Flash-Themed Batman of the Dark Multiverse


In September, DC Comics will release a series of one-shots introducing reader to the Seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse. Each of the Dark Nights: Metal tie-ins will feature “a different, corrupted version of Batman spawned from the Dark Multiverse to wreak havoc on Earth.”

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The announcement of the characters' debuts came with stylized promo art designed to focus on each evil Batman's icon rather than reveal their costumes, which remain largely a secret. With the release of its October solicitation text and cover art, however, DC revealed the first look at the Flash/Batman hybrid known as The Red Death.

The cover art, by Howard Porter, accompanied the solicitation text for The Flash #33, which will pit Barry Allen against his Dark Multiverse counterpart in the wake of Dark Nights: Metal #3. Whether The Red Death's alter ego is a twisted version of Barry, Bruce Wayne or another character entirely remains unknown at this point.

The Flash #33, by Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter, arrives in stores Wednesday, October 25.


  • Cover by NEIL GOOGE
  • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
  • “JUSTICE INSURGENCE” part one! After the harrowing events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL #3, the JUSTICE LEAGUE has scattered around the world to find the only artifacts that can fight back against the invasion of the Dark Multiverse. The League thinks they know how to take back their world, but they are not prepared for who is standing in their way. The Seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse. All the brilliance of Batman, but none of the morals. Barry Allen, The Fastest Man Alive, is the first to get a taste of their plan, as BATMAN: THE RED DEATH takes him on at the Fortress of Solitude.
  • On sale OCTOBER 25 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • RATED T

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