Batman has had many representations of his origins throughout his years including Dennis O’Neil’s “The Man Who Falls,” Frank Miller’s “Year One,” Scott Snyder’s “Zero Year,’,” Geoff Johns’ “Earth One,” among several others.
DC Comics announced during their “Connect” event that they would be revisiting Batman’s early years for a reboot of Bruce Wayne’s transition into becoming the Caped Crusader with ‘Batman: The Knight.’ Comic book writer Chip Zdarsky will be working with artist Carmine Di Giandomenico to bring the comic book to fruition.
DC Universe describes the synopsis as follows, “The origin of Batman and his never-ending fight against crime in Gotham City is modern mythology, but what of the story in between? How did an angry, damaged young man grow into the most accomplished detective and crime-fighter the world has ever known? How did the Dark Knight…begin?”
They add that the story “will take Bruce Wayne on a fraught journey, making allies and enemies, on his training to become Batman in this definitive new series!”
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“There have been a lot of stories over the decades that dip into these years of Bruce traveling the world, but never one large, overarching story. So the fun of this has been incorporating previous tales with new adventures and showing the building toward Batman over time. It’s about Bruce’s youthful hubris, his developing confidence in his abilities, and most importantly him figuring out with he wants to do with it all,” Zdarsky told CBR.
“It’s not only the story of Bruce Wayne finding himself in the world, it’s also the story of his friendship with Ghost-Maker and a cast of old and new characters — some of who can come back to haunt him as Batman. I think readers are going to dig it,” he added.
‘Batman: The Knight’ is set to be released on January 18, 2022.