Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yes. And dead., Skulduggery Pleasant is gone, sucked into a parallel dimension overrun by the Faceless Ones. If his bones haven't already been turned to dust, chances are he's insane, driven out of his mind by the horror of the ancient gods. There is no official, Sanctuary-approved rescue mission.
Batman is hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! Leading directly into the blockbuster event DARK NIGHTS: METAL, this is an epic story that spans generations, featuring DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING, as well as classic DC stories that built the foundations of Metal, including FINAL CRISIS #6-7, THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1, plus (from the New 52 era) BATMAN #38-39, NIGHTWING #17 (current series) and more!