Imagine a Justice League of evil Batmen. Well that’s what we’re getting with  DC’s latest ambitious project, Dark Nights : Metal. This mini-series will reunite the creative team of New 52 and will be introduce a new Universe called the The Dark Multiverse. The Dark Universe is something that exists out of the 52 universes introduced in the New 52.

Big events, especially ones with lots of tie-ins can be confusing to new readers. To make things simple we’ve put together the Dark Nights: Metal Reading Order Checklist.

Prelude

Dark Days: The Forge (Prelude)

Written by Scott Snyder and James T Tynion IV. Art by John Romita Jr. and Andy Kubert.

On Sale June 14th.

Dark Days: The Casting (Prelude)

Written by Scott Snyder and James T Tynion IV. Art by John Romita Jr., Jim Lee and Andy Kubert.

On Sale July 12th.

Dark Nights: Metal

Dark Nights: Metal (1 of 6)

Written by Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo.

On Sale August 16th.

Teen Titans #12 (tie-in – Gotham Resistance – Part 1)

Written by Benjamin Percy. Art by Mirka Andolfo.
On Sale September 13th.

Dark Nights: Metal (2 of 6)

Written by Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo.

On Sale September 13th.

Batman: The Red Death (tie-in)
Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico.
On Sale September 20th.

Nightwing #29 (tie-in – Gotham Resistance – Part 2)

Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Paul Pelletier.
On Sale September 20th.

Batman: The Murder Machine (tie-in)

Written by Frank Tieri. Art by Ricardo Federici.
On Sale September 27th.

Suicide Squad #26 (tie-in – Gotham Resistance – Part 3)

Written by Rob Williams. Art by Stjepan Sejic.
On Sale September 27th.

Batman: The Dawnbreaker (tie-in)

Written by Sam Humpheries. Art by Ethan Van Sciver.
On Sale October 4th.

Green Arrow #32 (tie-in – Gotham Resistance – Part 4)

Written by Benjamin Percy. Art by Juan Ferrerya.

On Sale October 4th.

Dark Nights: Metal (3 of 6)

Written by Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo.

On Sale October 11th.

Batman: The Drowned (tie-in)

Written by Dan Abnett. Art by Philip Tan.
On Sale October 18th.

Batman: The Merciless (tie-in)

Written by Peter J. Tomasi. Art by Francis Manapul.
On Sale October 25th.

The Flash #33 (tie-in – Justice Insurgence – Part 1)

Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Howard Porter.

On Sale October 25th.

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Batman: The Devastator (tie-in)

Written by Frank Tieri. Art by Tony S. Daniel.

On Sale November 1st.

Justice League #32 (tie-in – Justice Insurgence – Part 2)

On Sale November 1st.

Batman Lost (tie-in)

Written by Scott Snyder. Art by Oliver Coipel and Bengal.

On Sale November 8th.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #32 (tie-in – Justice Insurgence – Part 3)

On Sale November 8th.

The Batman Who Laughs (tie-in)

Written by James Tynion IV. Art by Reilly Rossmo.

On Sale November 15th.

Justice League #33 (tie-in – Justice Insurgence – Part 4)

On Sale November 15th.

Dark Nights: Metal (4 of 6)

Written by Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo.

On Sale December 13th.

Hawkman Found (tie-in)

Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowlan.

On Sale December 20th.

Dark Nights: Metal (5 of 6)

Written by Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo.

On Sale January 10th.

Dark Nights: Metal (6 of 6)

Written by Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo.

On Sale February 14th.

Do you need to read the Tie-Ins?

It’s completely up to you. You can see that there are a lot of tie-ins but it doesn’t mean you have to all the comics listed here. Yes they might add a little extra to the story but you don’t need them for the bigger picture.

Happy Reading!

Source : How To Love Comics