Discover the New 52 origin of the Dark Knight in BATMAN: ZERO YEAR! Witness the twists and turns as Bruce Wayne takes the final steps toward his destiny and confronts the dangers of Gotham City at this point in time.
New York Times bestselling author Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo delve into Bruce Wayne's past and reveal his journey to becoming Batman. BATMAN: ZERO YEAR features secret moments from Bruce's training abroad, run-ins with aspiring district attorney Harvey Dent, and how Bruce learned to work with his new ally, Lieutenant Jim Gordon.
This collection spins into total darkness as the Riddler stirs up chaos in Gotham City in the "Secret City," "Dark City," and "Savage City" events.
What corners of Batman's past will be revealed? And how will they impact his very near future? Unravel the mysteries set forth by the Riddler and join the madness as Batman gets closer to the endgame.
Collects Batman #21-27 and Batman #29-33.
Scott Snyder is a #1 New York Times best-selling writer and one of the most critically acclaimed scribes in all of comics. His works include Batman, All-Star Batman, Batman: Eternal, Superman Unchained, American Vampire, and Swamp Thing. He has also been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals, and has a short story collection, Voodoo Heart, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his son, Jack Presley.
Greg Capullo is a self-taught Illustrator and the current artist on the best-selling and highly acclaimed Batman series for DC Comics. Prior to that, he was best known for his 80 issue run on Image Comics' Spawn, created by Todd McFarlane. Other popular comics work includes Marvel Comics’ X-Force and Quasar (as well as a slew of one-shot titles). He is also the creator of The Creech, a Sci-Fi/Horror comic published by Image Comics. Greg has provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, contributed lead character designs for the award-winning HBO animated Spawn series, was the cover artist for many popular musical groups including Korn and Disturbed, and worked behind the scenes on many projects ranging from toy design to video games for TME.