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DC Relaunch Batman:

“Zero Year” (2012-2014)

More to come.

Detective Comics Vol. 2 #0

“The Final Lesson” -- 20 pages

  • written by Gregg Hurwitz; pencils by Tony S. Daniel and Pere Perez; inks by Richard Friend and Pere Perez
  • occurs “ten years ago,” during Batman’s training
  • ends with Batman learning the lesson not to let people get close to him

“The Long Wait” -- 8 pages

  • written by James Tynion IV; pencils by Henrik Jonsson; inks by Sandu Florea
  • occurs “seven years ago”
  • Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham just as he’s about to be declared dead

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cover by Tony S. Daniel and Richard Friend; published by DC Comics; $3.99; cover-dated Nov 2012; published 5 Sept 2012

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Batman Vol. 2 #0

“Bright New Yesterday” -- 20 pages

  • written by Scott Snyder; pencils by Greg Capullo; inks by Jonathan Glapion
  • Bruce Wayne, not yet Batman, battles the Red Hood’s gang and meets with Jim Gordon
  • a prelude to “Zero Year”

“Tomorrow” -- 8 pages

  • written by James Tynion IV; art by Andy Clarke
  • Commissioner James Gordon, talking with his daughter Barbara, unveils the Bat-signal
  • the story checks in on Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake at the time

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cover by Greg Capullo; published by DC Comics; $3.99; cover-dated Nov 2012; published 12 Sept 2012

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Batman Vol. 2 #21

“Zero Year: Secret City, Part One” -- 22 pages

  • written by Scott Snyder; pencils by Greg Capullo; inks by Danny Miki

“Where the Hell Did He Learn to Drive?” -- 6 pages

  • written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV; art by Rafael Albuquerque

cover by Greg Capullo; published by DC Comics; $3.99; cover-dated Aug 2013; published 12 June 2013

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Batman Vol. 2 #22
published by DC Comics; cover-dated Sept 2013
Batgirl Vol. 4 #0

“A Fire in the Heavens” -- 20 pages

  • written by Gail Simone; art by Ed Benes
  • begins “four years ago,” as the police are still investigating Batman
  • when violence breaks out at police headquarters, Barbara takes the cops’ mock-up Batman suit, beats the villain, and meets Batman when he arrives
  • after this incident, a montage shows her with Batman and Robin, then jumps to a year later (ostensibly “three years ago”) when we learn Barbara has retired when the Joker shows up at her door

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cover by Ed Benes; published by DC Comics; $2.99; cover-dated Nov 2012; published 12 Sept 2012

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