Yesterday, DC took us all by surprise by announcing two one-shots set to be published under the title of Dark Days, the first of which will ship in June. Co-written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with art by John Romita Jr., Jim Lee and Andy Kubert, it’ll no doubt demand the attention of not just Batfans, but those of DC as a whole.
It’s certainly no secret by now that Snyder is cooking up a major event with Greg Capullo, which will center heavily on the Dark Knight. Knowing that, it caused us to believe that the upcoming one-shots will serve as a prelude to the main event.
Well, thanks to the official solicit touting The Forge with the line “The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin,” it seems like our suspicions of this being a prologue have been validated. Now, that doesn’t mean the event in question will be titled Dark Days itself, but it seems like the connection is undeniable at this point.
Furthermore, one can only assume that some of Rebirth’s larger mysteries will be explored, specifically what is to be learned in “The Button.” I mean, where else would Batman find out “a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse”? Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a Doctor Manhattan appearance before this storyline wraps.
As for the aforementioned solicit for Dark Days: The Forge #1, you can check it out below in full:
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV • Art by JIM LEE, ANDY KUBERT, JOHN ROMITA JR. and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT • Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations—but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 14 • 40 pg, FC, card-stock covers, $4.99 US • RATED T