The new origin has batman facing off a superpowered menace early on. Comics from the golden and silver ages are contained in part 1 of the reading order. Zero year was created by scott snyder and greg capullo and was part of the new 52, dc comicss revamp and relaunch in. This is part 1 of a 2 part series, where i talk about batman. Zero yeardark city is the concluding volume to batmans origin story, as youve never seen it before. Oct 07, 2014 but zero year has a more nice ring to it, a sort of nod to frank millers more grounded and brutal year one and still the definitive batman origin story. It is a reimagining of batmans origin story, explaining how bruce wayne donned the cape and cowl for the first time and how the dark knight became gotham citys greatest protector in the new 52.
The images of the dark knight on a motorbike harken back to 20s zero year. The zero year storyline, which eventually reached outside of the batman titles and touched on other corners of the dc universe, was divided into three. This is the conclusion of the threepart story arc major crossover origin event known as zero year. The batman suit compared to greg capullos zero year design. Mar 16, 2020 in this case, we are specifically focusing on the second part of the zero year story arc in scott snyder and greg capullos the new 52 run of batman. The series is written by scott snyder and james tynion iv with artwork by greg capullo, danny miki, and rafael albuquerque. Oct 29, 2014 journey back to the zero year to see the early tales of heroes and heroines such as nightwing, green arrow, batgirl, superman, birds of prey, catwoman and more. Snyder, in his exceptionally wellwritten batman arcs, always has a thesis in mind as the foundation and works the way up in the most amazing ways to deliver a montage of memorable bat stories. Zero yeardark city, a stunning saga of a city under siege. This is a series of short stories that happen while the events of batman year zero are happening.
When a supervillain known as the riddler causes a citywide blackout in gotham, its only a matter of time before other likeminded. This paperback is the fourth paperback to collect the stories from the rebooted comic book series batman part of the the new 52. Starting with this hardback book volume 1 batman zero year part 1 discovers how batmans story begins as a young bruce wayne returns to gotham city after years in exile. Zero year intends to follow bruce waynes journey into becoming batman but the time period before he was a fully formed batman as we know him today. Zero year dark city this arc follows the collected order. Zero year, which was a comic book event taking place in the new 52 rebirth continuity. Before the batcave and robin, the joker and the batmobile, there was zero year. The city is in the merciless grip of the red hood gang, many of whose members have been blackmailed into a life of crime by the mysterious red hood number one.
The batman set photos point to surprising comic book. Zero year reaches a new level as the riddler sends gotham city into total darkness. Feb 25, 2017 this is part 1 of a 2 part series, where i talk about batman. It really is boring, nothing but gray and brown and black. In my opinion this comic book is a brilliant representation of the transformation of the famous dark knight hero while relating to many critical events that have transformed modern day america. Zero year is an elevenpart story arc in the batman comic book, written by scott snyder and pencilled by greg capullo, which tells the untold tale of an inexperienced bruce waynes. I recently read that there will soon be some new story in the rebirth era that will take place after the zero year events. It features some of the most well know heros of the dcu and some everyday heros that save some lives during the huge storm. This all happens at a time when bruce wayne is new to being batman. May 06, 2020 below is a summary of the book, batman zero year secret city part of the new 52 batman comic origin story. Fans might love the hero having white slits for eyes in most batman stories, but zero year established that, behind the mask.
And the zero year blackout spreads into other titles this month, affecting heroes across the dc universe. The story is intended to redefine the origin of batman in the. This is a reading order for all dc comics that are deemed important or are just enjoyable comics to read. Zero year is an elevenpart story arc in the batman comic book, written by scott snyder and pencilled by greg capullo, which tells the. Zero year is an elevenpart story arc in the batman comic book, written by scott snyder and pencilled by greg capullo, which tells the untold tale of an inexperienced bruce waynes formative years. Clearly, it riffs off frank millers batman year one but it definitely has less mobsters than millers seminal work. Presumably this means 6 years before the events of death of the family. Year one, writer frank miller and artist david mazzuchelli revisited batmans origin giving it a realistic and noirish spin that reinvented batman. Starting with this hardback book volume 1 batman zero year part 1 discovers how batmans story begins as a young bruce wayne returns to gotham city.
Comics superstars scott snyder and greg capullo continue their bold reimagining of batmans origin in batman vol. It centered around bruce waynes first year as batman, during which the riddler turned gotham city into a wasteland and held it hostage, daring its residents to outsmart him. Scott snyders and greg capullos run on batman is my personally favourite run on batman of all time. Zero year is scott snyder and greg capullos take on batman s origin. It is a reimagining of batman s origin story, explaining how bruce wayne donned the cape and cowl for the first time and how the dark knight became gotham citys greatest protector in the new 52 continuity. The storyline ran for twelve issues in batman, crossing over with other titles in november 20 to show how the events of zero year affected other characters in the dc universe. Zero yeardark city is the second part of the zero year series and is even bigger and bolder than the first part in the zero year story. Year one deal with the origins of batman and the joker and are widely regarded as two of the most significant comic book stories ever published.
Gotham city is a wasteland and it looks great, reminds me a lot of the last of us. Coming off the heels of the dc reboot the new 52 from 2011, the storyline aimed to retell a new origin for batman at the. See more ideas about batman, batman comics and im batman. How will a young dark knight bring his beloved hometown from the brink of chaos and madness and back. May, 2014 zero year is the continuation of scott snyder and greg capullos excellent batman run after death of the family, though it should be noted that the story is out of sequence and in fact takes place several years before death of the family. Zero year was a fun comic book, with bright colors, intense action, and awesome art. The legend of batman graphic novel collection eaglemoss.
The story continues with these actionpacked new books the legend of batman bringing batman s life together in one incredible collection. Starting with this hardback book volume 1 batman zero year part 1 discovers how batman s story begins as a young bruce wayne returns to gotham city after years. May 21, 2018 part of the zero year comic book story actually focuses on the riddler, with the villain trying to put a stranglehold on gotham to make the city his very own personal playground. Zero year part 1 book the legend of batman graphic.
A cocky young superman battles the forces of nature to save gotham city, while a woman from his past tries to do the same thing on a smaller scale. Zero year is collected as the new 52 origin of the dark knight. Zero year was a yearlong comic book crossover event published by dc comics that began in june 20 and ended in july 2014, featuring the superhero. The zero year storyline, which eventually reached outside of the batman titles and touched on other corners of the dc universe, was divided into three parts. Before the era of superheroes beganbefore the batman spread his wings to pr. Zero year front cover this year long story arc continues one of the best teams in comic book history writer scott snyder and artist greg capullo. Zero year is a batman comic book storyline published in 20. A lot of fictional stories across multiple mediums that, depending on the abilities of the writers in question, saw varying success with the dystopian setting. These comics, at least until the 70s, can be tough to read as the plots rely on staggering amounts of. Zero year tiein features the reintroduction of a major character. The stories are written by scott snyder and james tynion iv.851 1451 1273 164 594 905 111 832 1108 581 45 18 1385 466 505 1432 189 102 426 668 1396 266 1 1277 1218 1352 1537 1180 1335 71 888 233 832 167 707 632 1188 34 122 1387 851 1108 879 508 373 332