Dark Days: The Casting #1 Review

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As we fall headfirst into a tale older than recorded time (it seems), the light from the DCU fades away into a darkness so pure that the mere thought of something being birthed from this abyss is frightening. This deep, dense darkness threatens existence; there is a war coming.

As much as I would like to call this issue a teaser, I can’t because of the sheer amount of story that Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV have packed into this book. Dark Days: The Casting #1 does so much more than tease, it thrills. This book is a perfect prelude to what feels as though it will be a perfect event. Comic book fans rejoice; the story you’ve been waiting for is finally here…

When writing this story, I find it very hard to believe that both Snyder and Tynion weren’t reading/re-reading a good deal of H.P Lovecraft, as his influence, on this book, in particular, is obvious. The Old Gods – the looming darkness that inconspicuously runs through the veins of mankind – the curses and ancient stories – it’s all there.

With so much going on at once, pacing, in a story like this, is directly correlated to success. And as far as I am concerned, this book’s pace is perfect. At times, the writing is dense and the pages of Dark Days: The Casting #1 are weighed heavily with words. But, thankfully, readers are given enough time to process the information that they’re receiving prior to falling deeper down the rabbit hole.

I can go on and on about this book, but I’m going to stop here because I think that it is clear that I really enjoyed this book. I can’t wait to see what Snyder and Tynion have in store for us…

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Dark Days: The Casting #1
The Bottom Line
As we fall headfirst into a tale older than recorded time (it seems), the light from the DCU fades away into a darkness so pure that the mere thought of something being birthed from this abyss is frightening. This deep, dense darkness threatens existence; there is a war coming. Buy this book!
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