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New Batman Mythology Will be Unveiled, Report Says

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 11, 2013 Last Updated: March 14, 2013
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New Batman mythology will be unveiled in coming comic books, one of the “Batman” writers said on Monday. The new mythology is part of the ongoing “New 52″ changes.

A man dressed as Batman waits with other fans during the opening session of the 2012 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center Oct. 11, 2012. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

A man dressed as Batman waits with other fans during the opening session of the 2012 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center Oct. 11, 2012. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

DC Comics is going to be reshaping Bruce Wayne’s past to further elaborate on how the wealthy socialite came to be Batman.

The key elements of Wayne’s backstory will remain the same, including his parents being murdered, “Batman” writer Scott Snyder told The Associated Press.

“It’s not `let’s redo the origin,’” he was quoted as saying Monday. “It’s time for a new story showing how Batman became who he is in the New 52.”

He said the move to focus on Wayne’s backstory was due to the success of DC Comics’ “New 52,” a revamp of the publisher’s entire roster of superheroes that started in 2011. The comics include changes that give the heroes a more modern flavor, including alterations to their origins and the series’ overall mythology.

“We tried to preserve as much of Batman’s history as we could and keep what we could of this history intact,” Snyder said. “It’s `The Zero Year,’ the one that no one has told the story of before. We see how Bruce became the Batman, built the cave, faced off with his first super villain.”

He added: “It’s time for a new story showing how Batman became who he is in the New 52…It builds up the mythology.”

The “Batman” series has already undergone changes in recent weeks. Several weeks ago, Batman’s sidekick, Robin, was killed off by an assassin that was cloned from genetic material. 

“He saves the world. He does his job as Robin,” Batman writer Grant Morrison told the New York Post in late February. “He dies an absolute hero.”

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