COMICS: 'Doctor Death' Enters Gotham's ZERO YEAR In First Look At BATMAN #26

The Riddler has plunged Gotham City into darkness, but Bruce Wayne has another challenge to cope with during his first year as the Caped Crusader as he finds himself facing off against the insane 'Doctor Death' in this preview of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #26

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By Josh Wilding - 12/9/2013
ZERO YEAR continues! With Gotham City thrown into total chaos by The Riddler, Batman and Jim Gordon must learn to work together!














BATMAN #26
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Pencils by GREG CAPULLO
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Source: Nerdist
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web3d - 12/9/2013, 7:16 PM
This looks sick!
Capullo is a boss!
Indy - 12/9/2013, 7:16 PM
Cool looking forward to reading this.
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 12/9/2013, 7:17 PM
First! Do your homework kids! Doctor Death was Batmans first reoccuring villian. This is so cool how Snyder is taking it back to the begining with bats, Doc D appears in the third batman story.
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 12/9/2013, 7:17 PM
So... Not first... This hurts.
B00uWhore692 - 12/9/2013, 7:18 PM
Oh, good, so Lucius wasn't a traitor after all. I was legitimately worried that the new 52 had turned him around on us. But, then again, he was an ally in the clayface arc not too long ago- so I guess I should have known better.
Space - 12/9/2013, 7:25 PM
nice art
ds9epicfan - 12/9/2013, 7:27 PM
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are the best team in comics right now!So far,I'm loving Snyder's take on Batman and Capullo's art is simply wicked!!
SnapperCarr - 12/9/2013, 7:38 PM
I wish Doctor Death was featured on Batman TAS. Too bad he fell into obscurity, but glad to see Snyder is using him.
TheFox - 12/9/2013, 7:46 PM
DOCTOR DEATH?!?

Holy CRAP-- Snyder is digging DEEP into the Golden Age for this guy. Of course, I guess it helps that his version of Doctor Death is basically a completely different character than the guy who was Batman's first-ever recurring supervillain (until he died in a fire that Batman was partially responsible for, of course).

I'm intrigued-- I haven't caught up on my Batman comics, so I don't know how it got to this point... but now I really want to!

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jlabatman - 12/9/2013, 7:51 PM
Loving Snyder's run on Batman, his storytelling is pretty good!
TheFox - 12/9/2013, 7:52 PM
(Ahhh... I just checked Doctor Death's Wiki page, and apparently they've tried to revive the character twice-- once for a short while in the Bronze Age, and once in the modern age as a villain of Batgirl's. But really, if they're going to try to bring back Doctor Death, the ONLY way to do it is in the Batman books, as a high-profile Bat-villain [and not some schmuck lackey of Black Mask].)

(So I hope this brings the guy back into prominence [even if I don't approve of him being ANOTHER monstrous, physically-deformed Batman villain-- really, can't we have a mad scientist who DOESN'T test his serums out on himself, just once?]... Batman can always use some more good rogues!)

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unknownfacts - 12/9/2013, 8:56 PM
Good to see there using classic villains they should update more of the obscured villains for all the heroes.
rabid - 12/9/2013, 10:08 PM
After that messy Joker-in-name-only storyline, I'm wary. I think Scott Snyder needs to read a couple of decades of Dark Knight comics and give it another try.
jimoakley666 - 12/9/2013, 10:17 PM
Well, that's a 'different' look for him. What's goin on with Bruce's hair, too? He looks like a Brazilian wax.
PenditaMarah - 12/10/2013, 2:13 AM
Jmoakley666

This is the earlier year of bruce becoming batman.there's a previous issues he cut his hair just like this.this story is all about younger batman become a crime fighter in early days.

Doctor death could be working in arrow tv show as the member or a doctor for sebastian blood to test the miraclo thing
PeterBenjaminParker - 12/10/2013, 2:49 AM
DC seriously needs to lay off the filters. They're ugly as hell.

Doctor Death, on the other hand, looks very creepy!
AshleyWilliams - 12/10/2013, 5:04 AM
Love this book.
RetroFit - 12/10/2013, 6:51 AM
That art is incredible!

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