Batman Takes The Red Hood Gang To Bat Country In The Oversized Zero Year #24

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bat bannerThis week Batman makes his first appearance in the pages of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Zero Year. Bruce Wayne has been fighting the Red Hood Gang in various disguises, but now he has taken up the mantle of the bat and will start striking fear into the heart’s of the criminal element. Snyder recently spoke with USA Today about the 64-page issue hitting comic book stores this Wednesday. The issue will feature interior art by regular artist Greg Capullo as well as Snyder’s American Vampire artist Rafael Albuquerque.

Issue #24 will see the introduction of the Batcave, the Batmobile, and possibly the accident that gave Joker his pasty white complexion. We’ll also get a little Riddler action. The first appearance of the batsuit may be the biggest thing fans are waiting for. We’ve seen a few teasers on Snyder and Capullo’s Twitter accounts, but the writer touched on one thing that fans have been talking about: the gloves. The purple gloves harken back to the original appearance of Batman, and Snyder just loves it:

The gloves are my favorite part. People make fun of them sometimes and I adore them, and he actually defends them in issue 26 to Alfred where Alfred’s like, ‘Sir, your gloves…’ And he’s like, ‘Don’t make fun of a man’s gloves, Alfred.’ And Alfred’s wearing gloves so he’s like, ‘Right you are, sir.’

The fourth part of Zero Year will cost you a little extra. The oversize issue is $6.99 Snyder and Capullo have presented a great new origin for Batman’s earliest years, so I think it will be worth it. Will you be picking this one up?

Batman #24
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo and Rafael Albuquerque
Zero Year Part Four! In this amazing, double-sized issue, Batman is on the trail of the Red Hood Gang and their mysterious leader, secret origins are revealed, and a major surprise will change the course of Zero Year and Batman’s life!

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Source : USA Today