METAL's BATMAN LOST #1 Loses COIPEL & BENGAL, Adds Pages & New Creators, Ups Price

Batman: Lost #1
Credit: Olivier Coipel (DC Comics)
Credit: Olivier Coipel (DC Comics)

November 8's Dark Nights: Metal tie-in Batman Lost #1 is expanding, upping its price, and changing its creative team.

Previously solicited as a 32-page one-shot, the book - which Scott Snyder has described as an unofficial seventh issue of the core Dark Nights: Metal miniseries - will now be 40 pages.

For this now expanded book, Snyder will now be assisted by co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson.

The originally-solicited artists Olivier Coipel and Bengal have left the issue over what the latter artist has tweeted were "a problem of schedules and deadlines."

Batman Lost #1 will now be illustrated by Doug Mahnke, Jamie Mendoza, Yanick Paquette, and Jorge Jimenez.

Bengal's planned cover has also been cancelled, with Coipel now drawing the foil-stamped cover.

With these changes, Batman Lost #1 has upped its price from $3.99 to $4.99, which will now be in contrast to the core Dark Nights: Metal issues which DC dropped down from $4.99 to $3.99.

Here is the updated solicitation

BATMAN LOST #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAMIE MENDOZA, YANICK PAQUETTE and JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by OLIVER COIPEL
Trapped in the Dark Multiverse, Batman must face his greatest fears!
ONE-SHOT On sale NOVEMBER 8 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED COVER • RATED T+

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