Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Batman: Zero Year - Dark City HC [2014] by Scott Snyder | Greg Capullo



BATMAN: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY HARDCOVER
Batman deals with the Riddler bringing darkness to the city as well as dealing with Dr. Death. We find out that Dr. Death’s son died while searching for Bruce Wayne and the Riddler floods GothamBruce Wayne wakes up during Zero Year and the Riddler’s rule of get smart or die as he has already took over the city. We see the first time both James Gordon and Batman working together. The Riddler challenges people to tell a riddle and if they win then he sets Gotham free. Batman challenges him while Lucius Fox and Gordon track down the Riddler. Batman finally tracks down the Riddler however he traps him instead. 

The Zero Year began with issue #21 and ran till #33 along with the Forever Evil tie-ins. Some of the Zero Year books were $4.99 a piece including issue #25, #29, and #33 while issue #24 was $6.99. The price jumps did not justify the story. Basically the Riddler takes over the city and Batman defeats him. That is the premise of Zero Year and the rest of whatever writer Scott Snyder wanted to communicate is lost. 

This hardcover collects
Batman (2011) #25-27, 29-33

FUBAR – 1 OUT OF 5