This summer brings Dark Days….. Coming from writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and artist Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr are two one-shots: Dark Days: The Forge on June 14, and Dark Days: The Casting on July 12. In a statement, 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.”

 Jim Lee said in a statement:
Working with Scott and James on ‘Dark Days’ is the culmination of the big ideas and endless brainstorming that came out of a recent creative summit. It was tremendous fun having peers like Andy Kubert and JRJR in with some of our top writers. Strategically, Dan [DiDio] and I have talked for a long time about bringing the artist back to the table in the genesis of big, epic events. The creative summit was just that, and the level of collaboration was truly invigorating and electrifying. We can’t wait to share ‘Dark Days’ with the DC faithful … they’re in for a thrill ride!”

James Tynion IV said:

“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. 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.”

Although there are no real plot details available at this time, DC has said to look for more details at WonderCon,  Fan Expo Dallas and C2E2. Stay tuned, kids…