DC Comics has released the full creator line-up and contents for the upcoming Dark Nights: Death Metal – The Last Stories of the DC Universe one-shot. In a posting on Twitter from the DC Nation account, the publisher shared the credits page from the 80-page issue.

Here’s the full lineup of the seven stories featured in the issue:

  • A story featuring the Titans, written by Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV, and Scott Snyder, with art by Travis Moore and Tamra Bonvillain, and letters by Deron Bennett
  • A Green Lantern tale by Jeff LemireRafael AlbuquerqueIvan Plascencia, and Steve Wands
  • A Wonder Woman story by her series writer Mariko Tamaki, with artists Daniel SampereAdriano Lucas and letterer Saida Temofonte
  • Green Arrow & Black Canary in a story by Gail Simone, Meghan Hetrick, Marissa Louise, and Travis Lanham
  • An Aquaman story by Christopher Sebela, Christopher Mooneyham, Enrica Eren Angiolini, and Dave Sharpe
  • A story featuring the full Bat-family, by Cecil CastelluciMirka AndolfoAndrew Dalhouse, and Saida Temofonte
  • A Superman story to conclude the issue from writer Mark Waid, artist Francis Manapul, and letterer Josh Reed

The issue includes some character/creator reunions, as Gail Simone returns to Black Canary, a character she wrote for years in the Birds of Prey series. The Superman story from Waid is his first DC work since 2008, and Manapul’s first interior work in a few years as well.

Last week Williamson shared a piece of art from the book, a spread featuring Titans members past and present by Moore & Bonvillain:

Sampere also shared a piece of artwork from the Wonder Woman story by he and Adriano Lucas:

And Hetrick also sneakily shared some process art from her Green Arrow story:

A collection of stories about what the heroes of the DC Universe do with their last night on Earth sounds fantastic, and the creative team line-up for this book is absolutely stacked with talent. Check out the main cover for the issue by Tula Lotay and Dee Cunniffe below. Dark Nights: Death Metal – The Last Stories of the DC Universe #1 is due out from DC Comics on Tuesday, December 8th, with a final order cutoff date this Sunday, November 8th.

Dark Nights: Death Metal – The Last Stories of the DC Universe #1


  1. Why does this have to be about their last day on earth or why is it their last day on earth does it have something to do with the death metal thing that I am not reading so could somebody please help me out? This is very confusing?

  2. If you check the title of the book being described again, it does mention that this is part of the Death Metal event. In the story, the heroes are about to go into battle with the very powerful villain and they do not necessarily think they will win, and if they lose the powerful enemy is going to destroy the Earth. Thus they think this may be their last day on Earth.

  3. I can’t believe how long Death Metal has been going. The number of spin-offs and one-shots that act as the glue between the ‘real’ DM issues feels excessive. I also found it very inaccessible, and I’ve read almost every DC comic for years and years. How did they end up in an apocalyptic world dominated by Jokers? I’m sure it was explained somewhere, sometime but certainly not in #1. After that, I didn’t care enough to go find out.

    Plus, Joker-fatigue.

    I’m glad that there are people out there enjoying it but I personally can’t wait for it to be over.

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