Dark Days Lie Ahead For Batman And Others This Summer

Now that Justice League vs. Suicide Squad is well behind us, speculation regarding DC’s next major crossover event runs rampant. As of today, it appears we’ve been given our first real hints as to what it might be with the announcement of two one-shots set to be published under the title of Dark Days.

Not long ago, it was reported that superstar scribe Scott Snyder will pen a Batman-centered event that will likely launch late summer, with Greg Capullo returning as his artistic collaborator. Although we can’t confirm the specials today’s conversation is focused on are set to serve as preludes, it sure does seem like the dots are connecting a little too well.

As it so happens, Snyder will be joined by fellow writer James Tynion IV in addition to artists John Romita Jr., Jim Lee and Andy Kubert in order to bring us Dark Days: The Forge #1 on June 14 and Dark Days: The Casting #1 on July 12.

If you’re even remotely familiar with what Snyder has done with DC this decade, you’re well aware that he always has a grand plan when it comes to storytelling. And, given his following statement, this case seems to be no different:

“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.”

According to DC, more information regarding Dark Days will be divulged at panels to be held at WonderCon, Fan Expo Dallas and C2E2 in the coming months, so stay tuned. In the meantime, be sure to check out some promo art that will keep us all guessing until June below.