Dark Days (Hardcover)

The Road to Metal

By Scott Snyder, Jim Lee (Illustrator), Andy Kubert (Illustrator), John Romita (Illustrator)

DC Comics, 9781401278199, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/8/2019)

List Price: 29.99*
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The unforgettable team of Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr. and Andy Kubert combine forces to set the stage for the epic event Dark Nights: Metal with Dark Days: The Road to Metal, complete with a embossed metallic cover!

For years, Batman has been tracking a mystery. He's quietly been pulling a thread, conducting research in secret laboratories across the globe and stowing evidence deep in the Batcave, hidden even from his closest allies. Now, in an epic story spanning generations, the heroes and villains of the DC Universe, including Green Lantern, The Joker, Wonder Woman and more, are about to find out what he's discovered--and it could threaten the very existence of the Multiverse!

This edition collects Dark Days: The Forge #1 and Dark Days: The Casting #1, as well as classic DC stories that built the foundations of Metal, including Final Crisis #6-7, The Return of Bruce Wayne #1, Batman #38-39, Nightwing #17 and more!

About the Author

Scott Snyder is a #1 New York Times best-selling writer and one of the most critically acclaimed scribes in all of comics. His works include ALL-STAR BATMAN, BATMAN, BATMAN: ETERNAL, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, AMERICAN VAMPIRE and SWAMP THING. He has also been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals, and has a short-story collection, Voodoo Heart, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his son, Jack Presley.

Praise For Dark Days: The Road to Metal

“It's impossible not to be excited for Metal after this.” —IGN
A multiversal superhero epic…  featuring an all-star creative team embracing the wide scope of DC mythology to create a strong foundation for the upcoming miniseries.” —A.V. Club
Each prelude issue to DC’s new mega event is crazier than the one that came before.” —Nerdist
If you’re going to do a explosive saga, then you better pack your biggest guns. Guns don’t get much bigger than Snyder, Lee, Romita, Jr, and Kubert.” —Comicosity