DC Comics has announced a new storyline event called “Dark Days” coming out this summer.
Two of the most prolific Batman writers in recent year, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, alongside brilliant artists Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, and John Romita Jr. for two “Dark Days” one-shots: “Dark Days: The Forge” and “Dark Days: The Casting” planned for released June 14 and July 12 respectively.
Expect a mystery that “will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe” and lead to an as-yet universe event.
For what to expect from this event, Snyder said:
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.
From that quote, it is clear that readers are in for a Batman-flavored treat with this storyline.
What is going to set this event apart from past arcs according to Snyder is:
What I want this one to be is different. I want it built out of the stories happening now and creating new material and giving everybody a place to tell stories that fit what they’re doing on their books, and feels really modern and different and above all fun. I don’t want it to be grim. I don’t want it to be superheroes arguing over something. Superheroes won’t be fighting superheroes. I want it to be celebratory, and huge, and crazy. I am going for out of control dinosaurs and lasers.
Co-Publisher of DC Comics, Dan DiDio, adds:
We’re not going to go from event to event with the idea that’s the only thing that sells a comic, but we’re going to do events that really help drive our major storylines, and when we have moments in our line that we think needs to be elevated, and put under a much bigger spotlight.
Fans should expect more information to be released towards the end of the month at WonderCon in Anaheim. Stay tuned, Dorkaholics!