Although we’re still several weeks away from the arrival of Dark Days: The Casting #1, the next stop on the road to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s much anticipated reunion that is Dark Nights: Metal, DC is intent on keeping the hype train going by releasing several more preview images.
Not long ago, the publisher teased us with a few uncolored interiors and variant covers taken from the one-shot and, in a repeat of sorts, we have a similar set of offerings to present you with today. This time, however, we have Jim Lee’s standard cover to go along with the batch, in addition to what appears to be a trade ad with some words from co-writer Snyder as he tries to convince us to buy the book. But, honestly, we don’t need much convincing knowing how much ass The Forge kicked.
What’s noteworthy regarding this particular round of interiors is that each are a sample of what contributing artists Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr. have to offer. And although it’s not always easy to tell what’s going on when colors are yet to be added, it’s obvious from Kubert and Romita’s contributions that Snyder and James Tynion IV will continue delving deep into DC’s vast mythology, while Lee’s centers on a Joker who continues to confound Hal Jordan and Duke Thomas. Sure, we may not learn the secret behind there being three Jokers here, but whenever Batman’s deadliest foe speaks up, you’d better listen.
Dark Days: The Casting #1 arrives in comic shops on July 12.