The Joker Features In Dark Days: The Casting #1 First Look

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Earlier today, we brought you a detailed look at Dark Days: The Forge #1, the first of two one-shots on the road to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s much publicized reunion that’ll arrive later this summer in the form of Dark Nights: Metal. Well, thanks to DC, we’re now able to follow up on that in very short order with a first look at Dark Days: The Casting #1.

And while it has nothing to do with couches, The Casting captures our attention by simply having the Joker as a featured antagonist. Yes, we’re very intrigued to see how the groundwork for Metal will be laid, but when you consider that the Clown Prince of Crime has been largely absent since Rebirth kicked off one year ago, we can’t help but ponder (and hope) if indeed Snyder and James Tynion IV will pick up on that three Jokers plot thread Geoff Johns introduced back in Justice League #50.

According to previously released images taken from The Forge, it looks like the Ace of Knaves will first be showing up there, so it stands to reason that neither one-shot is to be missed. Furthermore, the gallery at the top shows that he’s developed an affinity for his look that was introduced in Batman: Endgame, so maybe this will be the Joker’s default appearance for the foreseeable future. Hey, as long as he doesn’t get his forehead tattooed or adopt a grill, we can’t complain.

Dark Days: The Casting #1 arrives in comic shops on July 12. For more information, be sure to check out the official synopsis below:

The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?

The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!


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