Updated: More Heroes Join BATMAN In DARK DAYS: THE FORGE

"Dark Days: The Forge #1" variant
Credit: John Romita Jr. (DC Comics)

Updated May 18, 2017: DC Comics has now released colored versions of Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr.'s Dark Days: The Forge #1 variants. So we have added these to the article, with the original pencils released back on May 9.

Original Story: The pencilled versions of two variant covers for June 14's Dark Days: The Forge #1 have been released. In these covers Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr., Aquaman and Superman join in on this Batman-centric event that will eventually culminate later in the year with Dark Nights: Metal.

Here is the full solicitation for the issue:

DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV • Art by JIM LEE, ANDY KUBERT, JOHN ROMITA JR. and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT • Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! 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! It’s an epic that will span generations—but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 14 • 40 pg, FC, card-stock covers, $4.99 US • RATED T

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