Snyder And Capullo Explore Batman’s Beginning In Batman: Zero Year


zero bannerScott Snyder and Greg Capullo are gearing up for another ambitious storyline. The duo that brought  us The Court of Owls and Death of the Family are going back to the earliest years of Mr. Wayne to show us how it all began. An 11-issue arc kicking off this June in the pages of Batman #21 will show the untold details of the Dark Knight’s origin withing the New 52 and how super rich Bruce Wayne became the Caped Crusader.

zero yearSnyder spoke with the Associated Press this morning to talk up the huge arc. He assured fans that key points of Batman’s history will stay the same, such as his parents’ death, and that the idea isn’t to take apart Year One (Frank Miller and David Mazzuccheli‘s classic story). The writer touched on what we can expect:

It’s not ‘let’s redo the origin.’ It’s time for a new story showing how Batman became who he is in the New 52. We tried to preserve as much of Batman’s history as we could and keep what we could of this history intact. It’s ‘The Zero Year,’ the one that no one has told the story of before. We see how Bruce became the Batman, built the cave, faced off with his first super villain … It’s time for a new story showing how Batman became who he is in The New 52. It builds up the mythology.

We have our first look at Capullo’s cover design courtesy of DC. This new storyline explains why the June Bat Family solicitations were delayed. If you follow Snyder on Twitter, you know he’s said before that one of the next villains to be explored will be The Riddler. If you connect the puzzle pieces and read between the lines, it’s a pretty safe bet this is going to be The Riddler story. A fresh-faced Batman going up against The Riddler Snyder gave us a glimpse of in Death of the Family sounds pretty exciting. What do you think about the Zero Year idea? Are you ready for Snyder and Capullo’s next big trick?

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Source : AP