DC Comics teased today the comic arc Dark Days, a pair of one-shots that promises to reveal "the dark underbelly of the DC Universe.
The one-shots are called Dark Days: The Forge #1 and Dark Days: The Casting #1. These comics will feature Batman vets Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman) and James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) along side with artist Jim Lee (Suicide Squad), Andy Kubert (Batman) and John Romita, Jr. (Superman).
“Dark Days posits a mystery that traces all the way back to when I started on Batman," said Snyder in DC's press release. "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.”
“We’re taking all the ethos and excitement of the work Scott and I have been doing in the Batman titles and unleashing it across the entire DC Universe,” said Tynion IV. “The size and scope of what we're looking to do with Dark Days could only be accomplished by the best of the best. Andy, Jim and John are legends. All of us on this project are pushing one another, and every concept, to the extreme.”
Synder also said that this arc will be a "prelude" to another story, which is probably what Snyder and artist Greg Capullo were teasing while wrapping up their Batman run last year.
Dark Days: The Forge #1 will release this summer on June 14, 2018. For more news and updates keep it here at Nerd News.