We all know why billionaire Bruce Wayne became Gotham City's Caped Crusader known as the Batman: to avenge and honor the death of his parents Thomas and Martha as the symbol of justice and revenge against the criminals and the corrupt that preys on the fearful.
Frank Miller's Year One and The Dark Knight Returns were the inspirations for Christopher Nolan's trilogy with Christian Bale, as The Dark Knight Rises to defend Gotham City from Ra's al Ghul and the League of Shadows, Dr. Jonathan Crane/the Scarecrow, the Joker, and Bane.
Now, the "how" of Bruce Wayne's journey to Batman will once again be explore with a reboot mythology that starts with "Zero Year", which will chronicle Batman's "transformative years that shepherded him from who he was to who he would be", said Scott Snyder, who has been penning the brooding superhero since "The New 52" in 2011.
Snyder continued: "We tried to preserve as much of Batman's history as we could and keep what we could of this history intact. 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."
"The Zero Year" kicks off the new Batman mythology this June.