Scott Snyder's Batman will spend a year-long storyline exploring the beginnings of the caped crusader.
Source: Associated Press
If there's one thing superhero comics, tv shows, and movies don't do enough of, it's the retelling of well-known origin stories. It's not like every time a movie franchise or comic book universe gets rebooted, we see an origin again, or like every new creative team to come onto Batman does their own one-page origin recap. Certainly, there haven't been dozens of books and graphic novels set in this era of Batman's history by such industry luminaries as Frank Miller and Jeph Loeb. That's why we're glad to see that DC is finally taking the initiative and going back to "Year Zero" for an entire year in Scott Snyder's Batman.
According to the Associated Press, readers will be "going back into Bruce Wayne’s past to see how he began his transformation from wealthy socialite to the scourge of Gotham’s criminal underworld." Thank god! We've been wondering how that happened for years!
The AP article promises that pretty much nothing has changed, so readers need not worry that Snyder's tale will retcon classics like Frank Miller's Year One. So why not just read Year One? The answer is simple: $$$$.
"An eleven part origin arc is exactly what fans are looking for when reading DC's flagship superhero book," said no one ever.
"I can't wait to see what minor changes are in store for one of most well known origin stories of all time," said another non-existant person.
"Christ, didn't Geoff Johns just write a Batman origin story last year?" said yet another non-existant fan.
Head over to the Washington Post to read the above two paragraphs stated in different ways over and over again, in typical AP style, along with some meaningless quotes from Snyder, such as, " It’s time for a new story showing how Batman became who he is in the New 52. It builds up the mythology." Batman: Zero Hour 2 - The Zeroist Hour begins in June and will run for 11 issues, all drawn by Greg Capullo. It is rumored to feature The Riddler.
Written or Contributed by Jude Terror
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