In a press release, DC writer Scott Snyder (New 52 Batman, The New Swamp Thing and All Star Batman) announced that the project that he has for years dropped hints about, is coming to print finally . The project is DC’s Batman Dark Days. Snyder is collaborating with Tom King ( The Omega Men Relaunched ) and James Tynion IV( New 52 Batman, Batman Eternal, and the DC Rebirth Detective Comics).
“Dark Days poses a mystery that traces all the way back to when I started on Batman,” said Snyder in a press release. “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.”
This is a very exciting two issues for DC and Batman fans. Some say that it will answer questions that has some fans wondering about time travel and cloning in recent Batman issues. It may even mean that there will always be a Batman. Even after death.
Jim Lee has inked the image above showing Batman in a war torn, dark and dystopian future of the Batman universe. Legendary artist Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr. are also link to the two one of’s. It will be interesting to see how the issue will look once released. Each artsit has his own take of the caped crusader. Here are some examples on the artist take on Batman . Picture below in order of Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr
The two issues are set to be released this summer. Dark Days:The Forge June 14th and Dark Days:The Casting July 12th.