One knows sh!ts getting serious when DC rolls out its BFG (not the giant, the other one from the game), a Batman event, and by the look of things its about to hit the fan for all of the DCU.
From the minds of Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV comes “Dark Days: The Forge #01“, the prequel to the upcoming Batman event from DC Comics called “Metal” (starts in August, we believe) with Lee, Kubert, Romita Jr. and Janson going dutch on art duty for the One-Shot.
We are thrust into the story from the get go without any speed breakers or warnings, so its somewhat of a roller coaster ride from that point on with plenty of bumps, twists and turns. This issue also promises a lot about future events with plenty of easter eggs (one of them is literally shaped like an egg, I kid you not) spread throughout the issue connecting the Rebirth universe with the Post-Crisis universe in many manners and fashions.
The backstory to this very promising event is told by one of the original members of the Justice Society whom we get to meet for the first time in the Rebirth-verse, while Batman and Co.’s interaction with a guest galore of superheroes (and some villains) from the DCU helps to give us a glimpse at what grim things to expect in the coming months from this event.
All in all, “Dark Days: The Forge #01” is a solid start to an event with lots to look forward to. Although, the art mashup for the One-Shot did feel a bit disorganized, but if Snyder, Capullo and their super-friend’s can pull it off properly, “Metal” will surely be the talk of the town event.
In the meantime, why are you still reading this. Go get your copy of “Dark Days: The Forge #01” and read it. Don’t expect us to do it for you. 🙂