It was announced a while back, that the famous pairing of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo would join forces once more for a Batman-centric event. It is now known that this event will be a line-wide event scattered across several major titles. Read on for additional info –
Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV are no strangers to each other, so it is no surprise that they join together, and also with legendary artists Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr for two one-shots on the upcoming “Dark Days” event. The first being called “Dark Days: The Forge,” which is currently scheduled for release on June 14, and “Dark Days: The Casting,” lined up for a July 12 release.
The stories are said to delve into the mysteries of the DC universe which will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe,” and lead to an as-yet unspecified DCU event.
“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,” current “Detective Comics” writer James Tynion IV said in a statement. “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.”
“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.”