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“He’s the hero Gotham deserves…” A reading of Snyder and Capullo’s Batman: Zero Year

Batman Feature

…instead of exploring the dark, mean streets of Gotham City in Zero Year, Snyder and Capullo’s opening move is to show us a devastated, overgrown Gotham, one where the subway tunnels are flooded and where a young kid spear fishes for brightly colored fish on the city streets. Richmond Lewis’s rusty, urban colors have given way to FCO Plascencia’s vivid, lively natural colors. A story of the Batman who prowled by night is replaced by a Batman who exists and fights in daylight. Snyder and Capullo threw off the specter of the past and tried to create a Batman for 2014 in Zero Year.

@ Newsarama Best Shots: Batman #24 Review

Batman #24 by Snyder & Capullo

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman has been all about masks. From “The Court of Owls’” creepy minimalistic avian masks to Lincoln March’s many masks and even to the Joker’s disturbing mask made of his own facial skin in “The Death of the Family,” this theme of identity and concealment has been at the heart of most of Snyder and Capullo’s stories. And each of these stories has also picked away a bit at Bruce Wayne; he didn’t know his city, he didn’t know his family and he didn’t know his friends or his villains. Snyder and Capullo have scraped away at the confidence of the character, exposing the raw nerves that are his weaknesses and doubts.

Waid x Snyder

In this age of crisises, reboots and wholesale continuity whitewashes to attempt course correction on characters, Mark Waid has revitalized Daredevil, getting the character out from underneath Frank Miller’s shadow without invalidating a single issue of the last 30 years.…