Ticker First Look: The Joker Returns in DC's Dark Days: The Forge

Scott Snyder. Jim Lee. The Batman. The Joker. Sounds just like a perfect combination to me and probably to many others. With DC's Metal event later this summer we are going to be be able to get such a combination.

The Metal event, which will ultimately lead into a DC  line of books 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 DC:

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.

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?