New 52 Year 0

NEW 52 BATMAN QUICK LIST YEAR 0
This section of the website offers a “Quick List” version of the New 52 timeline, detailing the life of the post-Flashpoint/post-Futures End/pre-“Superman Reborn” Batman—(year zero). For Bruce’s history before becoming Batman (from his high school and training period), please refer to the SALAD DAYS section of the New 52 Chronology.

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YEAR ZERO (2007)
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–Late March. Second feature to Detective Comics Vol. 2 #0
–Late March. Bruce puts journal in safety box (r in Batman Vol. 2 #52)
–Late March. Bruce trains (fb from Batman Vol. 3 #18)
–April. Bruce sets-up HQ in brownstone, begins war vs Red Hoods (r in Batman Vol. 2 #0 & Batman Vol. 2 #21)
–Alfred begins serving coffee to Bruce (r in Justice League Vol. 3 #9)
–April/May. Bruce raids Arkham Asylum, fights Anchoress (fb from Batman Vol. 2 Annual #2)
–Mid May. Bruce fights Red Hoods, chats with Philip Kane, visits Wayne Manor (fb from Batman Vol. 2 #21)
–Late June. Batman Vol. 2 #0
–Bruce begins journaling (r in Grayson #12)
–Bruce meets Selina Kyle (fb from Batman Vol. 3 #15)
–July. Batman Vol. 2 #22-23 / fb from Batman Vol. 2 #7, Batman Incorporated #0, & Secret Origins Vol. 3 #2
–July. Bruce begins Batcave under Wayne Manor (r in Batman Vol. 2 #24, All-Star Batman #5, Batman Vol. 2 #15, Gotham Academy: Second Semester #5, & Gotham Academy: Second Semester #11)
–Bruce erases cave’s public history (r in Secret Origins Vol. 3 #3)
–Bruce sets up computer system access to security cams (r in Batman and Robin Eternal #6)
–Harvey Dent begins working for McKillen Mob (r in Batman Vol. 2 #24
–July/August. Bruce makes Batman costume and weapons (r in Batman Vol. 2 #21, Batman Vol. 2 #24, & Batman Vol. 2 #0)
–Early September. Batman debuts, busts seven Red Hoods (r in Batman Vol. 2 #24 Part 1)
–Early September. Batman’s bus affair (r in Detective Comics #945)
–Early September. Superman debuts (Action Comics Vol. 2 #25)
–Early September. Batman Vol. 2 #24 Part 1 / fb from ‘tec #945 / r in ‘tec #945 / fb from Batman Vol. 2 #40
–Bruce sets up funds to aid couple (r in ‘tec #945)
–Batman takes down two crooks (fb from Batman Vol. 2 #24 Part 2)
–Batman collects Red Hood’s helmet as trophy (r in Batman Vol. 2 #39 & Justice League Vol. 2 #50)
–Bruce and Alfred set up Bat-computer; Bruce sets bank alarm (r in Batman Vol. 2 #52 & Batman and Robin Eternal #5-7)
–Bruce donates dirigibles to GCPD (r in Batman Vol. 2 #25)
–Batman busts four Falcone Mobsters (r in Detective Comics Vol. 2 #25)
–Batman fights Black Mask Gang (fb from Detective Comics Vol. 2 #25)
–Batman saves Luke Fox from 99%ers (fb from Batwing #25)
–Batman examines Dr. Death murder scene (fb from Batman Vol. 2 #25)
–Batwoman Vol.2 #25 Part 1
–Batman Vol. 2 #24 Part 2
–Batwoman Vol. 2 #25 Part 2
–Batman gets dirt on Harvey Bullock (r in Detective Comics Vol. 2 #33)
–Detective Comics Vol. 2 #25
–Green Lantern Corps Vol. 3 #25
–Batman Vol. 2 #25-26 (“ZERO YEAR: DARK CITY”)
–Batman Vol. 2 #27 Part 1
–Green Arrow Vol. 5 #25
–second feature to Batman Vol. 2 #25
–Batman Vol. 2 #27 Part 2
–Mid September. Batman Vol. 2 #29
–Mid September. Bruce goes into coma (fb from Batman Vol. 2 #30)
–Mid October. Batman Vol. 2 #30
–Mid October. Batman Vol. 2 #31 Part 1
–Batman Vol. 2 #21
ZERO YEAR: SAVAGE CITY
————————–Batman Vol. 2 #31 Part 2
————————–Batman Vol. 2 #32-33
–Batman puts penny in Batcave (r in Batman Vol. 2 #4 & Batman Vol. 2 #33)
–Batman displays Thomas Wayne bat costume in Batcave (r in Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #3)
–Batman updates his costume (r in Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 2 #12, Batman Vol. 2 #19, Detective Comics #937, & Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4)
–Batman puts old costume on display in Batcave (r in Forever Evil #4)
–Batman busts Selina Kyle (fb from Batman Vol. 3 #15)
–Joker debuts, kills Henry Claridge (r in Batman Vol. 2 #13-14, Detective Comics #957, & Batman Vol. 2 #37)
–Batman busts Joker (fb from Green Arrow Vol. 5 #35 & Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #4)
–Mid November. Gordon appointed Commissioner (fb from Batman and Robin Vol. 2 Annual #2 / r in Batman Eternal #2)
–unknown person hurt during unspecified Batman mission (r in ‘tec #947)
–Alfred begins serving cucumber sandwiches (r in Batman Vol. 3 #16)
–Kathy Kane begins spying on Batman (r in Grayson #13-14)
–Mid November. Batman Vol. 2 #33 Epilogue
— “Saga of Ra’s al Ghul” (fb from Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #2 & Detective Comics #954 / r in Detective Comics #937-938)
— “Saga of Ra’s al Ghul” Conclusion (fb from Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #2, Batman and… #23.3, Robin Rises: Omega #1, Trinity Vol. 2 #7, & Detective Comics #954 / r in Detective Comics #937-938)
–Ra’s al Ghul tells Batman about the League of Shadows (r in Detective Comics #937-938)
–Late November. Bruce and Talia al Ghul conceive son (fb from Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #2, Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #2, Robin Rises: Omega #1, Secret Origins Vol. 3 #4, & Robin: Son of Batman #3)
–Bruce given control of Wayne Enterprises (fb from Batman Annual Vol. 2 #1)
–Lucius Fox gives advice to Bruce, saves his fortune (r in Batman Eternal #35 & Batman: Rebirth #1)
–Bruce meets Penguin (r in Gotham Academy: Second Semester #5-8 & Gotham Academy: Second Semester #10-11)
–December. Batman busts McKillen thugs; Bruce asks Harvey Dent to run for DA (fb from Batman and… #27)
–Harvey Dent becomes DA (fb from Batman and… #27)
–Batman forms partnership with Dent and Gordon (r in Batman Eternal #12)
–Batman delivers “cowardly lot” line (r in Batman Eternal #50)
–Batman, Gordon, and Dent bust McKillens (fb from Batman and… #23.1)
–Batman begins nightly patrols and visiting parents’ graves (r in Nightwing Vol. 3 #0)
–Batman begins studying Arkham inmates (r in Arkham Manor #2)
–Batman realizes that Red Hood and Joker were same man (r in Detective Comics Vol. 2 #1)
–Batman busts twelve gang members (r in Batwing #33)
–Batman befriends Harvey Bullock (r in Batman Vol. 2 #1)
–Leslie Thompkins learns Batman’s secret ID (r in (r in Batman Vol. 2 #1) & Nightwing Vol. 3 #30)
–Batman has mission at theme park, obtains T rex (r in Flashpoint #5)
–Bruce puts old warrior costumes on display, makes alt Batman costumes (r in Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 & Batman Vol. 2 #50)
–Bruce begins studying Pamela Isley’s work (r in All-Star Batman #7)
–Maxwell Dossey & Hamilton debut (r in Batman and Robin Eternal #6-7)

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1 Response to New 52 Year 0

  1. Chris says:

    Hi Collin – Absolutely tremendous work here and must reading for a serious Batman fan. Just wanted to point out one discrepancy. In the lead-in to Year Zero you discuss that Superman debuted one month before Batman. But then in the timeline when you discuss Superman and Action 25 you say one month after. That line is also repeated twice.

    Keep up the great work and know that it is appreciated

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