Every so often, comic book publishers send out previews of upcoming comics without any of the lettering finished. The result, while pretty to look at, leaves readers wondering just what the hell is going on in those pages. Well, wonder no more.
Here at Bleeding Cool, we have combined decades of experience in reading comic books, so we can tell what’s happening, even without the words. Using that knowledge, we’ve lettered these previews ourselves, using our best guess at what the dialog should actually be. We can’t guarantee 100% accuracy- in fact, our accuracy may be much lower than that – but we can guarantee that it’s better than looking at a bunch of unfinished pages.
In this issue of Improbable Previews, we have pages from three artists from DC’s upcoming prequel to the Dark Nights: Metal super-mega-crossover event which is itself the prequel to the launch of the Dark Matter publishing line. That means instead of one long Improbable Previews, lucky readers, today you get three short ones!
First up, there’s a page from Dark Days: The Forge #1 by the creative team of Jim Lee and Scott Williams:
And one from the creative team of John Romita Jr. and Jonathan Glapion:
And finally, one by Andy Kubert:
Dark Days: The Forge #1 is in stores June 14.