A year after the DC Rebirth, fans should get ready for Dark Days from a superstar team exposing the dark side of the DC Universe in a major event this summer.
DC Comics announced writers Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman) and James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) will team up with iconic artists Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr. for DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1.
Spearheaded by Snyder, the new stories “will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe.” THE FORGE and THE CASTING will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12 and are hailed as breaking new ground in DC’s publishing line.
“Art like this demands an epic story,” says Snyder in today’s annoucement. “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.”
“Working with Scott and James on DARK DAYS is the culmination of the big ideas and endless brainstorming that came out of a recent creative summit,” explains Lee. “It was tremendous fun having peers like Andy Kubert and JRJR in with some of our top writers. Strategically, Dan and I have talked for a long time about bringing the artist back to the table in the genesis of big, epic events. The creative summit was just that, and the level of collaboration was truly invigorating and electrifying. We can’t wait to share DARK DAYS with the DC faithful…they’re in for a thrill ride!”
Fans may recall Snyder and Tynion were showrunners for the Batman Eternal, Batman and Robin Eternal year-long weekly series during The New 52 era.