DC Comics is ready to launch a massive event this summer called Dark Days written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with art by Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita Jr.
Spearheaded by Snyder, these new stories will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe. The mysteries of DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1 will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12, respectively, and break new ground in DC’s publishing line.
“Art like this demands an epic story,” says Snyder. “DARK DAYS posits a mystery that traces all the way back to when I started on BATMAN. I’ve hinted at them over the years with Easter eggs and clues. This is a mystery that literally begins at the dawn of man and spans generations of heroes and villains and ultimately leads to huge revelations about the past, present and future of the cosmology of DC. I couldn’t be more excited for DARK DAYS. It’s the prelude to the event we’ve been developing for years.”
“We’re taking all the ethos and excitement of the work Scott and I have been doing in the Batman titles and unleashing it across the entire DC Universe,” adds Tynion IV. “The size and scope of what we’re looking to do with DARK DAYS could only be accomplished by the best of the best. Andy, Jim and John are legends. All of us on this project are pushing one another, and every concept, to the extreme.”
The final words, “to the extreme” is a bit concerning, but I guess when it comes to Batman, anything and everything can go to the extreme. I will say the idea that Snyder has been setting us up for this event for the last three or four years is intriguing, and I hope it plays out for the better.
The cover by Jim Lee looks interesting, too. Is that supposed to be Extreme Batman, or is that a different take on Owlman?
We’ll be watching this closely as summer approaches.