This was seemingly inevitable. When DC Comics relaunched its entire universe under the New 52 initiative, specifically stating that their major heroes had only been active for about five years, updated origins for their core characters were almost certainly coming. As such, the biggest question for long-time readers wasn’t “if,” but rather “who” and “when.” As of this morning those questions have been answered for at least one iconic DC hero, and fans of the current creative team on Batman received good news, as the publisher announced that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will be updating the Dark Knight’s origin with an 11 issue story titledBatman: Zero Year, which chronicles the details of the earliest adventure of Batman within the New 52 universe.

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