Batman May Be Getting a New Costume Starting In Issue 50

Friday, 08 January 2016 - 2:22AM
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Friday, 08 January 2016 - 2:22AM
Batman May Be Getting a New Costume Starting In Issue 50
The New 52 changed everything at its inception back in 2011 - continuity, character traits, and even costume designs. Of course one of the stand outs of the New 52 era is Snyder and Capullo's Batman, a book which both creators are both currently still working with beautifully (Capullo will be on break working on a Mark Millar project after issue 50, however). Right now, Bruce Wayne has just realized he's Batman after a six month amnesia brought on due to his 'death' at the end of Endgame. Jim Gordon has currently been serving as GCPD's official 'Batman,' but the real Caped Crusader is promised to make his return to the cape and cowl in issue #50. And if Snyder and Capullo have anything to say about it, he'll be wearing a brand new Batsuit.  



Bruce Wayne's Batsuit, which has been used since the inception of the New 52, has been beautifully drawn by a number of fantastic artists - Jim Lee, Jason Fabok, Jock - but it is essentially the creation of Greg Capullo and no one is able to draw it quite so well.



During the Zero Year story, the team did go back to a bit of a different design since they were exploring the origins of the Batman - it would make sense that as time passed, adjustments and changes would be made to the suit. They pulled off a great homage to the Bat's first appearance costume from 1939 by incorporating the purple gloves.'



Now it seems that there's a good chance that the Bat will get a brand new design, which is definitely exciting. Snyder and Capullo have definitely made mention of it before, but it looks like things are now in the final stages. If it passes and lasts as long as its predecessor, fans can expect to enjoy the new suit for the next 5 years. Knowing Capullo's quality of work, it's basically impossible not to trust what he has in store. And it's definitely about time for a change!  

Issue #50 comes out on 3.23.2015 - a day before the premiere of Batman v Superman. Superheavy truly has been a prime example of how fantastic, masterful storytelling can still be told even when the status quo has drastically been changed. However, you'd still have to be insane not to be excited about Bruce Wayne returning to the cape and cowl. And the fact that it's just a day before Bruce Wayne returns to the big screen as well? That's just icing on the cake.
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