Issue 2 of Zero Year provides more background and introduces some familiar faces. Greg Capullo’s art is amazing as ever and we see Scott Snyder’s deepening of the mythos.
I haven’t been happy with DC’s letting Damian die. Felt like much more a marketing stunt than a natural story thing. But this main Batman title, along with Batgirl, are keeping up the quality. Interesting then that both titles have, save for a couple issues, side-stepped new stories dealing with the death. Instead, in Year Zero we launch into an origin story.
A good imagining of the origin story too. The seeming post-apocalyptic Gotham in issue one isn’t returned to here. But I do hope we get to see some more of that soon.
Avengers AI is a fun title. It gets a character like Victor Mancha and puts him in an interesting situation. Same goes for Hank Pym who gets center stage here, and becomes a more interesting character than he has been recently, more than just backup science nerd. And Vision’s action sequence was just complete badassery. There is a lot of fun to be had i. This new book, and I’m looking forward to upcoming issues.