I’ve made no secret of my love of Scott Snyder’s and Greg Capullo’s work on Batman. So far they’ve knocked the big yearlong crossover and the inevitable Joker story out of the park, so what’s next? It’s time for a Year One story of course! Or, to be more accurate, a Year Zero story.
DC has confirmed several times that Batman: Year One remains cannon in the New 52 universe, so Batman: Zero Year will presumably take place before the events of Year One. Considering Year One’s story begins before Bruce Wayne even creates the Batman persona, it’ll be interesting to see how Snyder manages to fit Batman into Zero Year at all. I suspect it will be a mix of current day adventures and flashbacks.
The only thing I’m worried about is Batman: Zero Year being 11-issues-long. Year One got it done in only four — seems a bit like overkill, but I still have faith. Batman: Zero Year begins this June with Batman #21.