The Bad Batmen of DC's Metal

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What is Batman afraid of?  What is the boogeyman beneath his bed?

You may have just said.....Clayface!!!!!!!!!

No you didn't?  So what am I the only one who is afraid of Clayface?  Sheesh what is wrong with you people. Clayface is.... alright alright.  Nevermind.

Batman is afraid of himself, of Batman, and what he could become.  What happens to Batman if he start killing?  What happens to Batman if gives himself Super Powers, a cyborg, or a speedster.  With his intellect and resources doing these things might not be hard, but power is a slipperly slope, where would it end.

Now Bruce is going to face a very literal version of these fears when the Dark Universe attacks

Scott Snyder teased some of the themes explored in the dark Batmen when he addressed the crowd at Boston Comic Con:

“The first wave of the invasion with the evil Batmen will explore things like, 'What if Batman went too far and killed the Joker?' Or 'What if he went too far and tried to get speed powers?' It’s super bonkers, and it’s a thank you to you, it’s supposed to be like, ‘life is stressful, you know?’ This is meant to be personal. When you see Batman fighting dinosaur or a robot, we want it to be a thank you to you guys. You are all officially in the band, we love you. We couldn’t thank you guys enough, we’ve had a genuine blast making it, and go Red Sox!”

Now Bruce must face off against these dark versions of himself, that all have been upgraded with various powers.

These Batman all have special names and will each get their own comic explaining who they are and why they turned out the way they did.

Batman: The Devastator #1

The Devastor Batman looks like a version of Batman that has some gained the powers of the dreaded Superman foe Doomsday.

Written by FRANK TIERI
As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

Batman: The Red Death #1
The speedster Batman.

Batman: The Murder Machine #1.
I think this will be cyborg version of Batman

Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

The Dawn Breaker Batman may the most powerful Batman of them all.
This will be the Green Lantern Batman.  However with the powers of Green Lantern Batman will be altogether different in the types of construct he makes.

He is much more like a monster, than he is like any Green Lantern you have seen.  He will ruthlessly attack his foes with Lantern Tendril and monster hands ripping his opponents apart until they are nothing.

How this Bruce Wayne come into existence?  A Preview I have seen shows that this Bruce Wayne hunts down the killer of his parents right after they are murdered.  His courage at facing his parents attackers earns him the Lantern Ring.  However he uses the power to uttlerly and merciless destroy his parents killers.  He then become drunk on this power and continues to eliminate everything that stands in his way.  He is kind of a Sinestro on steroids.

If you look at the picture of them up above you can see a Batman with Green Lantern's power, with Super Man's powers and Aquaman's powers.  Effectively these bad Batmen have the full powers of the Justice Leage at their disposal.

The series looks like it takes a darker turn from the previous Rebirth titles.

All of the titles look pretty cool.  I may have to get all of them.

Another interesting Batman is the one called "The Batman Who Laughs"  this would seem to be a Batman that became the Joker.   There is a lot of interesting lore built up and teased on the connection between the Joker and Batman.  This may help explain that myth or add to it even more.

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