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