Snyder’s Batman #24 Zero Year Preview

Those “masterpieces” out there “do his origin in ways that are way beyond my capability,” Snyder says. “But at the same time, knowing those things exist and being inspired by them, you know we’re giving 100% on this thing to the degree that we can’t sweat over it or bleed into it anymore.”

Scott Snyder, regarding Batman: Year One and Batman Begins.

The Batman of the New DCU (New 52) truly begins this week with Batman #24 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Rafael Albuquerque. This upcoming issue reveals Bruce Wayne finally donning his iconic nocturnal regalia. In a nod to Bob Kane’s original design, the gloves will be purple (a personal favorite of mine as well as Snyder’s).

According to writer, Scott Snyder, we not only get to see the Dark Knight debut his duds but in the backup, the Riddler becomes one of Gotham’s earliest costumed criminals. In terms of the leader of the Red Hood Gang becoming the Joker, Snyder was coy in answering that question. “Not to spoil which direction we’re going, but any deep Batman fan wants to resist any origin to the Joker. Part of the mystery around him is the fun, and it makes him so scary and timeless. But adding a possibility at the very least is something that’s a real honor and a thrill.”

The Dark Knight’s modern origin continues October 9. Available at your local comic shop and digitally on comixology, iTunes and Amazon.

Source: USA Today

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro illustrator+designer+storyteller I grew up just outside of New York. The eldest of three talented siblings; fascinated by my imagination and superheroes. Relocated to Florida and attended Miami International School of Art and Design. Worked as a freelance graphic designer to pay the bills. Somewhere along the way, I ended up taking a detour and now I'm back to making a living from my talent. Back and better than ever, I'm making my way in the world armed with my imagination, skill, talent, determination and the love and support of my fiancee, Kristina, and my family and friends. I now reside in Central Florida and share my studio with my sidekick, Grayson the dog wonder (he doesn't draw but he likes to keep me company). I am influenced by Bruce Timm, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Michael Golden, Egon Schiele, Leonardo D'vinci, Alex Ross, Wally Wood, Carl Banks and Don Newton. I focus primarily on illustration dealing with all things fandom, with a strong focus on sequential storytelling (storyboards, comics). I've worked for clients such as Ocean Drive magazine, Bacardi advertising and High Impact Comics. A HUGE Batman fan. I get excited for DC Comics, anything by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, James Robinson, FX's Justified and really cool action figures. I love to read and mostly lean towards fantasy or classics. Some favorites are: Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Raylan Givens short stories by Elmore Leonard and my all-time favorite, Dracula by Bram Stoker.