With “Death of the Family” wrapping up last month, fans have been wondering what the next big Batman event would be. Today, DC Comics has the answer. Batman: Zero Year is an 11-issue arc that chronicles the untold details of the Dark Knight’s origin story within The New 52. Check out the full press release below for all the details.
For months now, fans have wondered what the next big BATMAN event following the acclaimed “Death of the Family” would be.
This morning, DC Comics answered their question. Kicking off this spring, BATMAN: ZERO YEAR is an epic and grand 11-issue arc that chronicles the untold details of the Dark Knight’s origin story within DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.
“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,” series writer Scott Snyder explained. “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.”
Illustrated by series artist Greg Capullo, BATMAN: ZERO YEAR begins in June’s BATMAN #21. For more information, please visit DC Comics’ official blog, THE SOURCE.
Greg Capullo’s cover for BATMAN #21 (above), courtesy of DC Entertainment.