Dark Days: The Casting – 1


Dark Days: The Casting – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
July 2017
Cover Date:
September 2017
Era:
Rebirth
Story Title:
Dark Days: The Casting

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Andy Kubert (variant)
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Penciller:
Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, John Romita Jr.
Inker:
Scott Williams, Klaus Janson, Danny Miki
Letterer:
Steve Wands
Colourist:
Alex Sinclair, Jeremiah Skipper
Editor:
Mark Doyle, Rebecca Taylor (associate), Dave Wielgosz (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Batman (Bruce Wayne), Duke Thomas, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Hawkman (Carter Hall)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
Villains:
Barbatos, Talia al Ghul, Dark Knights: The Batman Who Laughs (Bruce Wayne), The Dawnbreaker (Bruce Wayne), The Destroyer (Bruce Wayne), The Drowned (Bruce Wayne), The Merciless (Bruce Wayne), The Murder Machine (Bruce Wayne), The Red Death (Bruce Wayne),
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Dubbilex, Amphitrion, Blackhawk Squadron, Chay-Ara, Khufu, Challengers of the Unknown: Clay Brody, June Robbins, Kenn Kawa, Matthew Ryan, Rocky Davis
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Comments

This one-shot acted as a prelude to the ‘Dark Metal’ Batman Crossover event and continues from Dark Days: The Forge #1.

Synopsis

When Bruce Wayne regenerated his body and mind using the Final Invention, he received a vision of multiple, impossible versions of himself dying over and over again. As he investigates the mystery, it becomes apparent that Dionesium, the metal which had made The Joker so indestructible, has an other-dimensional origin.

In the Batcave, The Joker reveals to Duke Thomas and Hal Jordan that Duke was born with Dionesium in his system, and that was why Bruce chose him. He also claims that the machine Batman is building will end the world. In the end, Bruce Wayne’s actions set the stage for a hidden world 3,000 miles below Gotham City to emerge to the surface. The Dark Days are over. The Dark Knights are coming.