The cataclysmic DC summer event series Dark Nights: Metal is looming like the Great American Eclipse sweeping across the continental United States, and to prepare readers for the epic storyline, DC is releasing a pair of prelude comics, Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting. These prequel one-shots are written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with art by Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr. and will serve as an introduction to Metal's mesmerizing multiverse, arriving this August from Snyder and Greg Capullo.
Here's the official solicitation synopsis:
DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash, and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations—but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!
Dark Days: The Forge launches June 14, followed by Dark Days: The Casting in July.
Take a dive into the deep end of the DC pool in this 6-page preview, and see what mysteries the Dark Knight is dredging up from beneath Aquaman's Atlantis.