Batman Zero Year Tie-In Titles Announced?

#1 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi Everyone.

I've just seen this picture in

a Zero Year related article,

and it seems to tell us which titles will be involved:

Sorry if this has been mentioned already, but this is the first I've seen anything like this anywhere.

Any thoughts?

Scarlotte.

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#2 Posted by RustyRoy (10717 posts) - - Show Bio

NO!! Why Detective? Isn't one Batman title enough to explain the origin of Batman? And I thought Action already had zero year issues.

#3 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: I am kind of confused by it. I don't read Detective, but I thought it was pretty much just another Batman comic. Maybe they're using it as a platform for another character or something.

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#4 Posted by RustyRoy (10717 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Why would they need 'Tec to introduce another character? Wasn't YZ supposed to take place in Batman only at first? I like 'Tec more than Batman and I knew this was going to happen. And what about Action Comics? I thought Superman's origin was already explained there. I hope its only a false rumor.

#5 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy:

Oh, I meant they might use it to show the origin/past of a Batman related character, like a Commissioner Gordon issue or something.

I don't read Action Comics. Maybe it'll add something to it, or fill in any gaps.

Edited: It seems this isn't a rumour as it was announced at an official DC event.

Slightly clearer picture:

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#6 Posted by RustyRoy (10717 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: I don't like the idea, 'Tec is supposed to follow its own storyline, if Gordon or others need an issue give them a separate issue in Batman.

I won't be picking up AC and I thought Batman/Superman got that covered. Anyways thanks for the info.

#7 Posted by RustyRoy (10717 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: These kind of things make me want to drop all these titles and read some independent titles, that's why I like Hawkeye much more.

#8 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@v_scarlotte_rose: These kind of things make me want to drop all these titles and read some independent titles, that's why I like Hawkeye much more.

Yeah, titles being interrupted whenever an event comes along doesn't seem like a great idea to me. I wonder if these will be full arcs or just a couple of issues each.

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#9 Edited by RustyRoy (10717 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@v_scarlotte_rose: These kind of things make me want to drop all these titles and read some independent titles, that's why I like Hawkeye much more.

Yeah, titles being interrupted whenever an event comes along doesn't seem like a great idea to me. I wonder if these will be full arcs or just a couple of issues each.

I don't know and I don't care anymore, if they turn the new Batman 666 miniseries into an ongoing then I'm going to drop all Batman titles and read only that one.

#10 Posted by Z3RO180 (6250 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: what does the GLC, Flash and Superman have to do with batmans origin ?

#11 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

@rustyroy said:

@v_scarlotte_rose: These kind of things make me want to drop all these titles and read some independent titles, that's why I like Hawkeye much more.

Yeah, titles being interrupted whenever an event comes along doesn't seem like a great idea to me. I wonder if these will be full arcs or just a couple of issues each.

I don't know and I don't care anymore, if they turn the new Batman 666 miniseries into an ongoing then I'm going to drop all Batman titles and read only that one.

At least they probably wouldn't be able to tie that into events. :P

I wouldn't be surprised if they tried though.

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#12 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180 said:

@v_scarlotte_rose: what does the GLC, Flash and Superman have to do with batmans origin ?

Probably nothing, but supposedly their stories will take place at the same time as Batmans'.

"Didio informed retailers that these stories were not manufactured as crossover titles just for the sake of crossing over and spreading out the success of Batman, but that these writers and creators had expressed a genuine interest in writing a story that occurs at the same time as Zero Year."

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#13 Posted by Sean2206 (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Now I saw that image a few days back on CBR and I assumed they were zero year issues for those series and those characters with no link to the Batman Zero year story, I mean how do you tie GLC into zero year and why would you bring green arrow or Action in ?

#14 Posted by Reignmaker (2226 posts) - - Show Bio

I will not purposely go out of my way to get tie-ins for Zero Year. If they happen to be in a book I'm getting anyway, so be it.

Snyder clearly stated in the beginning that he didn't intend for people to piggy-back the event this time around. What that tells me, is there's just going to be more lazy tie-ins where other writers "mail it in" like many did with the CotO and DotF events. Won't fool me thrice.

#15 Posted by lolzstastic (214 posts) - - Show Bio

To hell with DC and their shitty gimmicks!

#16 Edited by The_Tree (7063 posts) - - Show Bio

This is so stupid, that's what the freaking 0 Month was for!

#17 Posted by Al_capOWN (530 posts) - - Show Bio

Birds of prey? F'ing stupid!!

#18 Posted by Mercy_ (92257 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty sure this is not interconnected stories, just the similar origin (re)telling theme, much like with what happened during Zero Month.

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#19 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

Birds of prey? F'ing stupid!!

The series itself, or it having Zero Year issues?

@the_tree said:

This is so stupid, that's what the freaking 0 Month was for!

What if a single issue just wasn't enough though? This could work out O.K.

@mercy_ said:

Pretty sure this is not interconnected stories, just the similar origin (re)telling theme, much like with what happened during Zero Month.

Yeah, but I imagine putting the Zero Year branding on them might trick a few completists into buying extra comics.

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#20 Posted by The_jackolantern (445 posts) - - Show Bio

3 big stories in batman and 3 cross overs then drag out and ruin the stories. Thank you dc for fucking with a story just to get extra cash

#21 Posted by Xwraith (14563 posts) - - Show Bio

Get your Batman out of my Green Arrow.

#22 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

Get your Batman out of my Green Arrow.

He's not necessarily in it though. It seems that it's just stories that take place at the same time as Zero Year.

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#23 Posted by Xwraith (14563 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: If that's the case, maybe Lemire will give Ollie a better origin.

#24 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith: I don't actually read Green Arrow, so I can't really comment on the quality. Isn't it a little soon to retcon things though?

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#25 Edited by Xwraith (14563 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Maybe, but most people (including me) will tell you to ignore anything before Lemire and Sorrentino started.

#26 Posted by Al_capOWN (530 posts) - - Show Bio

@al_capown said:

Birds of prey? F'ing stupid!!

The series itself, or it having Zero Year issues?

@the_tree said:

This is so stupid, that's what the freaking 0 Month was for!

What if a single issue just wasn't enough though? This could work out O.K.

@mercy_ said:

Pretty sure this is not interconnected stories, just the similar origin (re)telling theme, much like with what happened during Zero Month.

Yeah, but I imagine putting the Zero Year branding on them might trick a few completists into buying extra comics.

Having it tie in with batman.

I prob will get them all regardless, I like to have complete story arcs, screw you DC for taking more money from me! Oh well, i still enjoy new 52.

#27 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

@al_capown: Batman won't necessarily be in their issues though.

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#28 Edited by Dud317 (285 posts) - - Show Bio

I get how Snyder is killing it for DC and Vertigo, but this much influence in other books is unnecessary as just a gimmick. How the hell is he tying in with Batwing, who was part of INC. years after Bruce became Batman. It seems like Snyder is climbing of the chain of influence at DC, and maybe before we know it, it will be 10 years and a expanded Batman; similar to that of Geoff Johns and his Green Lantern.

#29 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

@dud317: I get the feeling that other writer may just want to piggyback on the success of a prominent Batman story, even if Batman isn't going to be in the tie-ins.


Also, DC seems to be desperate to make Batwing a strong selling title, and it's not working. Maybe this is a way to try and bring in some more readers.

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