Following the Court of Owls and Death of the Family arcs (sound & fury, signifying nothing), today there’s news of the next large Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo Bat-title arc: “Batman: Year Zero”. The Beat reports that Year Zero will “take the same kind of approach as Frank Miller’s ‘Year One’ story, this will see Batman in the New 52 – establishing the Bat Cave, meeting his first super-villain…”practicing his gravelly voices in the mirror and doing sweet Batmobile donuts in the Arkham Asylum parking lot, flipping the inmates double tall boys. No wonder they hate him.
We tried to preserve as much of Batman’s history as we could and keep what we could of this history intact. It’s ‘The Zero Year,’ the one that no one has told the story of before. We see how Bruce became the Batman, built the cave, faced off with his first super villain … It’s time for a new story showing how Batman became who he is in The New 52. It builds up the mythology.
No matter what they say and/or do, DC simply cannot stay away from convoluted continuity.