Famed Batman writer Scott Snyder and his often partner in crime, James Tynion IV will work with top artists Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr. this upcoming summer for Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting. The books will be one-shot issues that lead into a major event that supposedly Snyder has been leading towards for years!
Here’s Scott Snyder on his “epic” story:
“Art like this demands an epic story. 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.”
Words from Jim Lee on bringing artists to the forefront of DC’s events:
“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. It was tremendous fun having peers like Andy Kubert and JRJR in with some of our top writers. Strategically, Dan [Didio] 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!”
Dark Days: The Forge will be released on June 14, and Dark Days: The Casting hits shelves a month later on July 12.