Batman: Earth One is Coming


Once again DC feels the need to reveals how Bruce Wayne became the Bat with Batman: Earth One but is it one explanation too many?

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BATMAN: EARTH ONE HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by GARY FRANK and JON SIBAL
Cover by GARY FRANK
On sale JULY 4 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US
• From GEOFF JOHNS and GARY FRANK, the acclaimed team behind SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN and the SHAZAM! stories in JUSTICE LEAGUE!
• In the tradition of SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, this spectacular original graphic novel gives new insight into BRUCE WAYNE’S transformation into BATMAN and his first year as THE DARK KNIGHT.
• In this all new take on the Batman mythos, Bruce Wayne is on the hunt for his parents’ killer. His target? The Mayor of Gotham City!
• Plus, who is Alfred Pennyworth – and why is he so determined to put an end to the Batman?

With the recent the New 52 relaunch I didn’t expect DC to return to their Earth One series and I have mixed feeling about it.Despite my misgivings I really enjoyed the Superman: Earth one graphic novel but again I find myself in a skeptical frame of mind at yet another take on the Batman origin.  I’m wondering what DC can bring to the table which is different than say Batman: Year one without straying too far away from the central themes of Batman.

Personally I would  a story which shows Bruce Wayne travelling the world and being trained to be Batman rather than just another retread of Batman: Year One.  Interested to see how Alfred will play into the big scheme of things as reading the premise makes it sound as if he won’t be the trusted butler,mentor, confidant and surrogate father to Bruce when the story starts.

I guess we’ll all get our answers when the book is released in July.

Source: DC Source
GS Reporter:Nuge

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