Batman, Volume 4: Zero Year: Secret City by Scott SnyderThis one made me waffle.
Is it 4 stars or 5 stars?
It didnt quite punch me in the gut like Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family, but I still loved it.
4.5 stars, it is.
Zero Year is the New 52 origin story for Batman, and Snyder does not disappoint.
The idea behind it (according to the afterword) was to lean away from Millers Batman: Year One. He praises Millers work for changing the tone of the Dark Knight, while explaining that his goal was to bring back a lighter version of Batman.
Not that this was done in a campy Adam West style, but this New Batman took a few baby steps back from Millers older, darker, and quite a bit more grim, incarnation.
My personal opinion?
The pendulum needed to swing back. At some point, Miller must have taken a long ride on the Crazy Train.
Because when he finally decided to get off, he subjected readers to All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, Vol. 1.
Dark and Gritty?
Thats one way to put it.
Massive Steaming Pile of Warm Gooey Shit?
That would be another.
Lets all say a prayer that Snyder remains in charge of Batman for a little while longer, mkay?
Its a bit early to call it, but Im betting Zero Year is eventually going to be required reading for Batfans.
And I also think Snyders name is going to become synonymous with Batman, in the same way Brubakers is with Captain America.
Or Geoff Johns with Green Lantern.
I said it.
Johns brought Hal back from the dead, in more ways than one...
Sesana mentioned this in her review, but since I think its a high point in the story, I cant help pointing it out, too.
Not Jason Todd. The original guy.
The one who wore what looked like a red test tube on his noggin?
If youve been reading this stuff for years, youre going to see the twist coming from a mile away, but I think youll like it anyway.
And newer readers, who arent familiar with the way this character has been played with in the past, are going to get the surprise of their lives.
No question about it, this is another Must-Read!
BATMAN VOL. 4: ZERO YEAR – SECRET CITY
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The second arc of BATMAN: ZERO YEAR is collected as the New 52 origin of The Dark Knight delves into Bruce Wayne's past with the Red Hood Gang and his .
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Batman (2011-2016) Vol. 4: Zero Year- Secret City
Whether you're a fan of comics or not. The hero's got personality and is unafraid to release a quip as sharp as a Batarang , a horde of supervillains, gumption to spare and a whole host of high-tech gadgetry to suitably impress longtime fans and those new to the Dark Knight. This is a modernization of Silver Age optimism replacing camp with today's dialogue expectations of introspection and smart wit. Pure comic gold. Scott Snyder is one of comics' best young writers. Still dealing with the death of his son and the aftermath of Death of the Family, Batman must stop a robbery by Bruce Wayne? Twists and turns are around every corner as Bruce must clear his name and stop this mysterious perpetrator, all leading to the epic "Zero Year.
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