The second, and for my money, stronger of the two stories is told with an assist from Snyder's frequent collabrator, James Tyrion IV. This tale is set during the first night that the Bat-Signal was lit and showcases the lives of four different young people whose paths will cross with that of The Batman. Among their number are a free-spirited showman, a desperate thug, a brilliant detective and an aspiring policewoman.
As always, the art team delivers upon the promise offered by the excellent scripts. Former Spawn artist Greg Capullo was born to draw Batman and his uniquely stylized pencils are perfectly defined by the inks of Jonathan Glapion. The brighter style of Andy Clarke (most recently of Batman and Robin) is no less skillful but better suited to the lighter tone of the second story.
Batman #0 presents more of the fine-quality comics entertainment that we've become accustomed to over the previous year. If, for some reason, you aren't already reading what is easily the best Batman book in recent memory, this issue is the perfect jumping-on point.