Batman’s Zero Year Will Spread To A Few Other Comics

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zero yearScott Snyder and Greg Capullo‘s Zero Year kicked off with a bang last week. The story that will span about 11 issues and tell the DC New 52 version of Batman‘s earliest years as Gotham‘s protector was a story left alone to be by itself…or so we though. A few days ago at a retailers roadshow, it was announced that Batman Zero Year will spill into several other books so we can get a peek at other heroes’ early years. ReadComicBooks.Net (via Bleeding Cool) said the titles will include Action Comics, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern Corps, Batgirl, Nightwing, Batwing, Catwoman, Detective Comics, and Birds of Prey. They paraphrase what Dan Didio had to say about the decision to have the story spinning off into other comics:

Didio informed retailers that these stories were not manufactured as crossover titles just for the sake of crossing over and spreading out the success of Batman, but that these writers and creators had expressed a genuine interest in writing a story that occurs at the same time as Zero Year.

Most of those books fall under the Bat Family umbrella, so it’s not too surprising that they would want to jump in on the action as well. Action, Flash, Green Arrow, and the GL Corps is a little surprising. It will be interesting to see if they have anything to do with Snyder‘s story or if they’re just going to show some of the heroes’ early days in the 52 similar to the #0 issues last September. Snyder and Capullo‘s story will be largely self-contained, so these seem to serve more as treats rather than something you have to buy to understand the story. What do you think about these comics jumping in on the Zero Year action?

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Source : ReadComicBooks.Net