Following the formal announcement of DC's summer event Dark Nights: Metal on Sunday, writer Scott Snyder has begun elaborating on the event in a series of tweets Tuesday morning.
"Metal is literally me and creators who are like family to me trying to celebrate the DCU in brand new off the wall ways with you guys. And to be super clear. Metal is a DC wide event. Next promo is Wonder Woman, then Superman. It's not a bat family book. It's Justice League+," tweeted Snyder. "Bat family plays a role, as goes Green Arrow, as do Teen Titans, as does Mera, and so on. This is me and brother Greg playing [with] all the toys"
Snyder confirms that the Green Lanterns will also be featured in Metal, as well as in the lead-in Dark Days one-shots.
The writer also confirms that Metal is scheduled to run for six issues beginning in August, with he and Greg Capullo planning to work on all six issues without guest creators.
"Six issues, all by us. All contained," wrote Snyder. "Like with owls, joker, tie ins with be additive, speak to their own series."
That said, Snyder said that there won't be any other books or titles readers will need to have read to enjoy the book.
"You never have had to read a DC book before. It's page 1 friendly."
Dark Nights: Metal is scheduled to debut in August 2017.