DC's Dark Nights: Metal is creeping into comic shops during the simmering heat of summer, and to prep readers on this less-than-sunny event series by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, DC is dropping two solo prelude comics, Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting. We already gave you a peek of this month's The Forge, and now we're offering up a fresh look at The Casting, which lands in comic shops on July 12.
Here's the official solicitation synopsis:
The Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!
See what the Clown Prince of Crime has up his sleeve inside the unlettered 6-page preview in the gallery below, and tell us if your anticipation of August's Dark Nights: Metal is heating up. And yes, that is Dubbilex!