If you were allowed to whisper one phrase into a DC fan’s ear to make them collapse in a heap of overjoyed bliss, it would be “Scott Snyder on Batman.” I mean, that’s a huge part of the reason why All-Star Batman exists, after all. And now we also have DC’s latest summer event: Metal.

The Metal event, which will ultimately lead into a new artist-centric DC Comics lineup called “Dark Matter,” kicks off this June with Dark Days: The Forge. This book sees Snyder co-writing with James Tynion IV and working with an all-star roster of artists including Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita Jr..

From the press release:

DARK DAYS: THE FORGE begins with a discovery, and a secret. 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! What has he discovered? And how does this connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
Spearheaded by Snyder, METAL and it’s preludes will expand the DCU as we know it— revealing that the world of our favorite DC characters still has many areas left uncharted. Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and the rest of the Justice League think they’ve been to every corner of the Multiverse—but a looming threat is coming from a place they never knew existed. Welcome to a crazy, melt-your-face, hard-rock space adventure like you’ve never seen before.

After the jump, get your first look at interior artwork from the series including a simply terrifying spread featuring the clown prince himself.


  1. I actually did not know (or care) that the otherwise over-used Joker had been missing. Take a page from Chester Gould and kill the clown, sez I.

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