I must be getting too old to read comics. That's the only explanation as to why I just can't embrace Dark Days: The Casting #1. I'm finding myself rather mentally exhausted In a world where there must be some sort of intergalactic crisis two or three times a year in the DC Universe. There's always some complex and enigmatic danger that threatens not only our world, but all of creation on a universal scale.
In Dark Days: The Casting #1, the Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?
Whatever happened to one superhero fighting crime in their own city? One titan against a nemesis tailor-made just for him or her? Even when we get one-off battles between a hero and his foe, they always seem to be interrupted by an event or lead to something bigger and less personal.
I will say that my son loves these blow-up comic events. If they're targeted at a 16 to 20 year old demographic, then DC is right on the money. I'm definitely not going to tell you there's not action and drama within the pages of Dark Days: The Casting #1. I've just reached my threshold for these sort of cataclysmic crises for now.
Dark Days: The Casting #1 is rated T for Teen. It contains violence, profanity, and frightening and intense scenes. There's nothing uncommon here for the content we're used to getting in DC's regular monthly titles.
James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder wrote Dark Days: The Casting #1 and Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita, Jr. provided the artwork. It was released on July 12th through DC Comics. The book is 40 pages long.
Dark Days: The Casting #1 is available now in print and digital editions.
Dark Days: The Casting #1 Rating: 🌟🌟 and a half.