COMICS: Get A Glimpse Of The Caped Crusader's First Costume In BATMAN #24 Preview

"Yes, Father. I Shall Become A Bat." As Zero Year continues, Bruce Wayne has finally decided to don the cape and cowl to fight the Red Hood Gang. In this first look at Wednesday's Batman #24 from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, we see the young superhero head into action for the first time! Check it out.

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By Josh Wilding - 10/7/2013
Zero Year Part Four! In this amazing, double-sized issue, Batman is on the trail of the Red Hood Gang and their mysterious leader, secret origins are revealed, and a major surprise will change the course of Zero Year and Batman’s life!














BATMAN #24
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Pencils & Cover by GREG CAPULLO
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gaikinger - 10/7/2013, 12:59 PM
huh
ekrolo2 - 10/7/2013, 12:59 PM
Awesome! I love Batman with longer ears, makes him look scarier :)
gaikinger - 10/7/2013, 12:59 PM
okay
JoeMomma29 - 10/7/2013, 1:03 PM
MEH! Come on it is Batman give me some better artwork!
SuperJoe - 10/7/2013, 1:07 PM
Okay I think they can stop putting The New 52! On the cover now. We get it.
Sentrybob - 10/7/2013, 1:08 PM
alfred looks like he enjoyed that a little too much.
jlabatman - 10/7/2013, 1:17 PM
Dig Snyder's work, this looks good!
SauraLilvera - 10/7/2013, 1:19 PM
Bruce looks like ASM Flash Thompson after getting his hair cut. Weird.
BigMikeReviews - 10/7/2013, 1:21 PM
What is the obession with making Bruce look like a teenager?
BatmanFTW - 10/7/2013, 1:32 PM
Cool. That last panel looks very BTASesque
Darthzilla - 10/7/2013, 1:37 PM
Based purple gloves
Dayv - 10/7/2013, 1:37 PM
MUST HAVE!
Doom17 - 10/7/2013, 1:38 PM
@BigMikeReviews - Shouldn't he be young? It's the origin of him first becoming Batman.
JorEllinator - 10/7/2013, 1:42 PM
Art is great, simplicity is key, guys. Simple art makes for better poses and action, kind of a combination between Finch's and Timm's art to me.
FantasyBoy - 10/7/2013, 1:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL0a_GjVTeo&feature=youtu.be
DTor91 - 10/7/2013, 1:43 PM
Lmao "Phoning it in."

Lmao "Needs better artwork."

Lmao "Artwork sucks for Batman."

Haha....ha.......ha..............

Seriously, you guys just echo the same thing on every comic article. If all the art sucks, why pay attention to it?

@Gusto

Yeah man, Team Batman is killing it. So glad to continue this story. It's been quite the wait.
DEATHbyEXILE - 10/7/2013, 1:43 PM
Dragonpiece - 10/7/2013, 1:48 PM
If this is phoning it in, I wonder what you people think of Greg Land and Rob Liefeld's artwork..
Batcatgasperment91 - 10/7/2013, 1:48 PM
Loving the nod 2 the animated series even if it's accidental lol
DTor91 - 10/7/2013, 1:51 PM
His Spawn stuff has a ton of problems. Serious ones. He's at his prime right now. Don't let nostalgia blind you.
Splenda - 10/7/2013, 1:52 PM
art is getting worse and worse
step it up Capullo
DTor91 - 10/7/2013, 1:57 PM
I wish people would actually explain how it's worse.
TheWolverine08 - 10/7/2013, 2:02 PM
Have not been fond of this title's writing.
MrDonut - 10/7/2013, 2:02 PM
Scott Snyder's keeping me going here but Greg Capullo's art is tempting me to drop; he's not the artist we need or deserve.
BigMikeReviews - 10/7/2013, 2:04 PM
@Doom 17 Yea I understand that it is the early days, I find he's a little boyish looking. Just a nitpick
Dragonpiece - 10/7/2013, 2:09 PM
Guys, do you not understand sarcasm? I was saying if you think this art was bad, you should see land and leifelds art and come back to this. This art is not bad AT ALL.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/7/2013, 2:10 PM
What's up with the buzz
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/7/2013, 2:13 PM
Are you guys [frick]in drunk? Capullo is [frick]ing amazing. In my top 3 favorite versions of Batman
DTor91 - 10/7/2013, 2:21 PM
@Nomis
"Less and less details. It's over simplified and way more "cartoony" then is should be fo rthe tone of the stories."

Less is more. Everything that is here is just enough information to get across to the viewer. The storytelling is key. You say cartoony, yet Capullo has always been cartoony. But you prefer his Spawn work. Look back at Spawn, which is arguably darker, and look at how Capullo drew his wide-eyed kids. His Sam and Twitch. Etc.

"it look more like sketches than actual finished art."
How so? You mean his pencils? No, they are tight enough to work with. Have you seen Sean Murphy's pencils? Those are less than sketches, but he inks his own work. What I'm saying here is, the art doesn't entirely rely on the penciler. Capullo works with inkers he's comfortable. The best inkers add their own touch to the art rather than just "tracing" over the pencils. Jonathan Glapion, and now Danny Miki, do that expertly.

"Also the negative space (the black) seem to be use as a way to complete the page instead of adding detail to the art."
Black isn't used as negative space. The art that isn't used is. In this case the sky. The colorist handles that portion. The black in panel 5 of page 1 and the splash page with the billboard are used as framing devices to focus on the scene. Place an object in front of you, and look directly ahead of that object. Your vision will naturally blur out the object in front of you. That can't be done in a comic, so this is the closest you can get.
Panel 5 of page 1 in particular, however, is also made to lead your eye. You look at that page and your eye goes straight down until that last panel. Now you're looking at the bottom right corner and about to turn the page. This is called page flow, which is an integral part of layout and composition. Which Capullo handles masterfully. They're not blacks to fill in spaces. They are decisions the artist has to make. Not everything is pretty pictures, not everything has to be colored. Now Batman is also covered in a lot of black. Well, that's to make his full appearance more dramatic. That scene in Batman Begins at the docks, it was made all the more effective by the time "I'm Batman" is delivered because you barely made out the character up until that point. Same theory here.
DTor91 - 10/7/2013, 2:24 PM
Not everything has to be cluttered*
HavocPrime - 10/7/2013, 2:34 PM
I love Capullo's art on Batman, and I want him to do more DC stuff personally.

Do like the top cover alot, simple and effective
DTor91 - 10/7/2013, 2:52 PM
Andy Kubert draws an awesome Batman as well.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/7/2013, 3:10 PM
David Mazzucchelli's Batman is my #1
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/7/2013, 3:13 PM
Well technique Alex Ross Batman is my favorite but I don't really consider his Batman to be a COMIC Batman, you know outlining, cross-hatching, etc
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/7/2013, 3:13 PM
*technically
3DWitchHunt - 10/7/2013, 3:26 PM
Fantastic series
Top-notch writing and awesome artwork
Vish617 - 10/7/2013, 3:27 PM
Hood sixty-seven (the chemistry teacher) = the Joker...?
Wildaniel - 10/7/2013, 3:43 PM
Scott Snyder!
Minato - 10/7/2013, 4:03 PM
I thought Hood Sixty-Seven was Heisenberg (Walter White)
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