Batman: Earth One
Geoff Johns & Gary Frank
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Batman is not a hero.
He is just a man.
Fallible, vulnerable, and angry.
In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne's path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents’ true killers, and the corrupt police that allowed them to go free, Bruce Wayne's thirst for vengeance fuels his mad crusade and no one, not even Alfred, can stop him.
In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Superman: Earth One, writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank re-imagine a new mythology for the Dark Knight, where the familiar is no longer the expected in this long-awaited original graphic novel from DC Comics.
Batman: Earth One
Mehhhh. Overall, this book is just ok. The art is EXCELLENT, but beyond that there's nothing new or radically different. DC continues to take one of its most iconic figures and play it safe with a reboot of the origin with "just enough" that is different, however in this case that "just enough" is not enough. So Alfred is a bodyguard with a dark past? So Bruce was indirectly responsible for his parents death? Blah, blah, blah. Its the same formula with a different taste. Its a decent read but not for $13. Wait for it to go on sale for a $1 or borrow a copy from a friend. Nothing original here.
Bold New Direction
This was a refreshing take on a classic story. While the pacing of it did seem to be a little fast, the way old elements were reincorporated into this new origin story of Batman were interesting and very inventive. I had been looking forward to this story since it was announced and I'm pleased to say that I enjoyed it thoroughly. I can't wait for the follow up!
Batman origin story retold
This beautifully drawn graphic novel puts an interesting twist on the classic Batman origin story. I especially enjoyed the way characters such as Jim Gordon and Alfred were presented in a new light.