First Look: DC's Dark Days: The Casting #1 Cover by Jim Lee

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Apr 2, 2017, 2:32 PM EDT

A few days ago, DC Comics announced their big summer event - Dark Days - by the dream team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The event is surrounded by mystery, with only the following info dropped by Scott Snyder:

“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."

Plot details remain sketchy, but we know it will play out over two titles, Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting. We've now got this first look at the cover for Dark Days: The Casting #1 by none other than Jim Lee. Sketch is awesome, but our bigger question is why does it look like Batman is DEFENDING the Joker?

Dark Days: The Casting releases on July 12.