Batman: Zero Year reaches a new level as The Riddler sends Gotham City into total darkness! “Dark City” begins in this issue that features an appropriately darkened and embossed cover.
As a big, long-time Batman fan, I’m particularly fascinated by two things going on in that family of comics at DC.
“It must have been the worst day of your life, the day (your parents) died. Well, I mean, besides today, of course.” – Leader of the Red Hood Gang to Bruce Wayne
The second chapter of “Zero Year” delves into Bruce Wayne’s past with the Red Hood Gang and his run-ins with aspiring District Attorney Harvey Dent! And in the backup story, a secret moment from Bruce’s training abroad is revealed for the first time!
For years, comic books have suffered from what has been called “trade paperback-itis.” Many stories have been told in the exact number of issues made to fit inside a “graphic novel” or “trade” format.
Well, it seems like times, they might be a-changing.
Witness The New 52 origin of The Dark Knight in “Batman: Zero Year!” Twists and turns are around every corner as Bruce Wayne takes the final steps toward his destiny! And in the backup story, learn more about how different Gotham City was at this dangerous point in time.
I used to hate being asked “Paper or plastic?” when I shopped in a grocery store. But comics buyers face a similar problem when purchasing their favorite books.
Who would cause Bruce Wayne to use a gun? And is Bruce’s greatest foe really Jim Gordon, as the book’s cover asks?
Editor’s Note: Major Spoilers is happy to welcome Wayne Hall to the writing staff. Every Monday, Comics Portal presents Wayne’s thoughts on a comic event from the week before.
Without further ado, Comics Portal!
It’s important to know that I’m a big Batman fan. I’ve been following the Dark Knight since the first comic I ever read, which had Batman in England flying around a castle! Even as a kid, I remember thinking, “Wow! I have to read more of this!” Thus a lifelong passion was born!
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are putting together an acclaimed run on Batman. But with the Joker more murderous than ever, is this Batbook getting just too plain nasty? Major Spoilers has the review.
The Clown Prince of Crime is back in action in a major way. After he took out nearly a police station worth of cops, he set his sites on Alfred Pennyworth. With Pennyworth’s kidnapping, Batman attempts to stay three steps ahead of the Joker’s plans, but will it be at the risk of the Bat Family? More after the jump!
The last time we saw the Joker, he did something so horrifying it defied logic. But is that such a surprise? After all, he is the Joker. Now that the Court of Owls storyline has ended, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are bringing the Joker back. But is that such a surprise? After all, it is the Joker, and this is Batman. Is the return worth it?