DC Comics is planning a Bat-nanza event this June with a retelling of Batman's origins in Batman Zero, an 11 issue story set to augment the character's origins for today's comic book reader— Gee I thought that was what the whole New 52 was for...But I digress.
DC's New 52 was DC's attempt to modernize their characters and give them new origins and costumes in an attempt to sweep the 70 plus years of conflicting continuity out the door once and for all. All of DC's major (and some minor) heroes have gotten new origin stories, including Batman— So, why does DC need to do it again for Batman?
According to Batman writer Scott Snyder, the decision grew out of the success of the New 52. "Readers will see how the crime fighter found his calling and the challenges he faced when he first donned the cowel," said Snyder. According to Snyder, the key elements of Batman's origins will stay the same, with a little tweak here and there.
"It's Batman's zero year— the story that no one has told yet," said Snyder. "We'll see how Bruce became Batman, built the batcave and faced off against his first villain." Gee, call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure I've read stories that've covered all that before...Ah, but I digress again.
"It's time for a new story showing how Batman became who he is in the New 52," said Snyder. I say, DC thinks it's time to milk more money out of us fanboys.
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