A new Batman mythology is one DC Comics story making news headlines this afternoon, as the Washington Post reported this Monday, Feb. 11, that some new spins may be put onto the history of Bruce Wayne’s years before becoming Batman of Gotham City soon.
The headline reading, “New Batman’s mythology, history getting new boost from DC Entertainment”, sources report that while some “changes” are going to be made in Batman’s history, most major parts of the iconic superhero’s past will be staying the same for fans, including the death of young Bruce Wayne’s parents.
Scott Snyder, the new “Batman” writer since its 2011 relaunch, has offered some looks into this new Batman mythology.
“It’s not ‘let’s redo the origin,’” he said this Monday. “It’s time for a new story showing how Batman became who he is in the New 52.”
Snyder revealed that the decision to put a few new twists into Gotham City’s hero came as a result of the New 52 of DC, a massive reorganization project of the publisher’s many characters that will present everything from new costumes and new histories that mesh their original appearances in the comics with more modern changes.
The new “Batman” writer added that fans will now see the fighter of crime in a “different light”, learning how he developed into the Dark Knight and the challenges he faced transitioning from Bruce Wayne to this hero.
The adapted origin story will start this June 2013 in a new “Batman” 11-issue story to be titled “The Zero Year.”
“We tried to preserve as much of Batman’s history as we could and keep what we could of this history intact,” said the writer of the change. “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.”
Scott Snyder finally added that it’s far less a story of how Batman came about, but rather a deeper look into his younger years and added development into the Dark Knight.
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