‘Gotham City: Year One’ To Tell The Untold Origins Of Batman’s Hometown

Tom King returns to Gotham City once again in new series Gotham City: Year One, chronicling the city’s fall from grace and how it became the “cesspool of violence and corruption” Batman patrols today. Joining him will be artist Phil Hester on the six-issue series which will star the long-forgotten DC Comics’ figure, Slam Bradley.

“There once was a shining city on the water, a home for families, hope, and prosperity. It was Gotham and it was glorious. The story of its fall from grace, the legend that would birth the Bat, has remained untold for 80 years. That’s about to change.”

The whole story takes place two generations before Batman, with the aforementioned P.I. Slam Bradley getting entangled in the “kidnapping of the century” as the infant Wayne heir Helen disappears in the night “…and so begins a brutal, hard-boiled, epic tale of a man living on the edge and a city about to burn.”

Tom King tells more about this series:

“Having written a ton of Batman comics. I can say it’s incredibly rare to write book like this, where you can add something large and essential to the mythos of the Dark Knight, as Scott did with Court of Owls or Grant did with the introduction of Damian or Frank did with, well, everything he touched. In Gotham City Year One, Phil and I will take you to a noir drenched past, where the secrets that made Gotham become Gotham, the sins that made Batman become Batman are finally and violently revealed.”

Hester added:

“Tom has crafted a story that will echo across Batman lore past and present and I hope the storytelling techniques Eric (Gapstur), Jordie (Bellaire), Clayton (Cowles) and I are bringing to bear will augment his razor-keen approach. I’m honored to play a small part in bringing Siegel and Shuster’s landmark creation to a new audience, and in giving one of DC’s oldest legends the white-hot spotlight he deserves.”

Gotham City: Year One will debut with a variant cover by Ryan Sook and a 1:25 variant cover by David Marquez and debuts on Tuesday 4th October.

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