Issue #0: "Locked Room"
Written by Fantomas (Includes scenes adapted from Batman #0, written by Charles Wilkins, and Detective Comics #45, written by Alex Vasquez)
Cover by Joe Jarin
Variant Covers by Fantomas
Edited by Mark Bowers
MANY YEARS AGO
[ADAPTED FROM THE PAGES OF BATMAN #0]
It was in a locked room that Bruce Wayne sat staring at a stone bust of his father, Thomas Wayne, and felt his precious blood slip away in a pool over the wooden floorboards.
A locked room in a stately mansion, a man bleeding out.
And then everything was shattered by the Bat.
He takes a deep breath.
Standing atop the pit, wind rushing around him, the thick black cape billowing behind his back.
He stands, silent, waiting.
"No time like the present..." He takes out the grapnel, swings it round hard, again and again, gains momentum, releases
and watches as it flies over the chasm until it connects with the other side.
He takes another deep breath, prepares himself