Today, the publisher released to CBR News an exclusive first look Guillem March's "Batman" #24 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The October installment of the "Zero Year" origin tale will not only include Capullo's mask-based cover but also March's variant featuring the rather iconic moment where the Red Hood falls into a vat of chemicals -- presumably to be transformed into the arch villain the Joker.
Of course, as with all things "Zero Year," the creators have made their best effort to play against the expectations. In an interview with CBR News earlier this year, Snyder and Capullo refused to commit to whether the man who's been wearing the pill-shaped helmet in their book is the actual Clown Prince of Crime. "Everyone knows that a person in the Red Hood - whether it's this guy or some other guy - at some point will fall into the chemicals and be connected to the Joker origin," the writer said. "But whether or not we're telling a definitive Joker origin in this is something we're not giving away."
See the full covers and solicits for "Batman" #24 below.
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 64 pg, FC, $6.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $7.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
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!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.