Batman's transformative years are getting a few new twists.
DC Entertainment is going back into Bruce Wayne's past to see how he began his transformation from socialite with money to the scourge of Gotham's criminal underworld.
But key elements of the character's history are staying the same, says Scott Snyder, the writer of "Batman" since its debut in 2011. Instead, readers will see how the crime fighter found his calling and what challenges he faced when first donning the costume of the Dark Knight.
It is Batman's zero year and explores the "transformative years that shepherded him from who he was to who he would be," Snyder says.
The augmented origin begins June in the pages of "Batman" and will continue in an 11-part story arc illustrated by Greg Capullo.