DC fans know that the word “Crisis” isn’t one that’s used lightly. It represents something that’s far more than a difficult battle or world-spanning event. It’s not just a challenge that requires the coming together of the World’s Greatest Superheroes. It’s one that requires the efforts of every superhero on every world within the entire Multiverse. It demands the considerable strength of all super-powered individuals in existence…minus whatever deranged villains are behind it.

Crises only come around once every generation, and they always bring great loss and massive change to the DC Universe. Nothing is ever the same afterwards, and victory is never guaranteed. And that’s when we’re talking about one Crisis. So, imagine what it’ll be like when our heroes have to contend with three…at the exact same time.

How is this even possible? In a word—Perpetua. The deranged supreme being who originally created our universe and now is determined to recreate it feeds on Crisis Energy, and with all the world-destroying she’s been doing, she’s awfully hungry. So the Batman Who Laughs spun up three Dark Multiverse worlds that are each in a constant state of Crisis to serve as Perpetua’s unending source of fuel. In Dark Nights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis, written by Death Metal writer Scott Snyder and drawn by Francis Manapul, our heroes will attempt to end each of the Crises, dealing a powerful blow to Perpetua in the process. But ending a Crisis is anything but simple and standing in their way are the Dark Multiverse versions of the Anti-Monitor, Superboy Prime and Darkseid. What chance does our ragtag band of rebel superheroes have against the triple threat of the biggest bads in DC history? Will they somehow manage to eke out a win? Or will they learn that in this Trinity Crisis, there are infinite ways to die? Check out our exclusive first look to see how it gets started!

Dark Nights: Death Metal Trinity Crisis #1 by Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul and Ian Herring is in stores and available digitally on Tuesday, September 8.