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CBR TV @ C2E2 2011: Kyle Higgins & Scott Snyder Explore DC Comics’ “Gates of Gotham”

Co-writers Kyle Higgins and Scott Snyder spoke with CBR TV about their just-launched miniseries “Batman: Gates of Gotham,” from the story’s origins as a Gotham City-based mystery to a layered tale exploring the rich history of Batman’s city.

Snyder recently described the launch of the series in an interview for CBR’s THE BAT SIGNAL column, saying, “I was talking to [editor Mike Marts] about exploring Gotham, not as an Elseworlds thing, but Gotham in the ’30s and ’40s and what the police force and the criminals were like. We started talking about the possibility of developing a story that was a mystery in the present, bringing together members of the Bat-family like Dick and Tim and some surprising ones as well and then stretched all the way back to an unsolved case to do with the building of Gotham itself in the gilded age. So it’s a story that deals with a wrong that was committed around the turn of the century, when the big skyscrapers of Gotham were first going up, and a crime that is being committed right now that’s trying to draw attention to the secret dark history of Gotham’s design.”

The series’ first issue, featuring art by Trevor McCarthy, is on sale now.