Even though writer Scott Snyder had originally planned for Zero Year to stand on its own, he stated today in an interview with the New York Post that he will let a few other bat-writers in on the fun in a month-long crossover event this November, much like the events we saw with Death of the Family and Night of the Owls.
I was writing it as a singular story and some of other writers asked with the Bat-characters in particular, if they might be able to show where their characters were during this kind of seminal moment in the story, when Gotham is at a very dangerous moment,
And so I said, ‘Look, if you guys want to do it, you know, we’re all friends, I’m not gonna say no.’ So there will be some tie-ins with some of the books you would expect.
I’m really, really happy that they wanted to do it just because we are really close, all of us working on the Batbooks and it’s fun when they say ‘We’d like to tie in and show where our characters are’ … I’ll never say no to that when they ask.
This is an opportunity for them to show where their character is … and to give you a secret moment from the history of that character that you might not have seen before
Hopefully we get some good stories out of this, but I was pretty unimpressed with the majority of the tie-in books for the events that came with the Owls and Joker. Far too many crossover events just lead to aimless and unnecessary stories that exist only as a cash-grab.
SOURCE: The New York Post