A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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.
A New Kind of Batman
I like most if not all the changes I actually really like. I like Bruce's mom is an Arkham, the typical role reversal of Gordon and Bullock, and even the large conspiracy that surrounds the Waynes' deaths. I really like the artwork, but I sort of really wanted another big batman villain. I don't know, the penguin didn't really hold it for me. However, I would by a physical copy after reading it! It's that good!
Worst Batman EVER
I don't know what it is about Geoff Johns portrayal of Batman. He writes a Batman that would be considered pathetic and just plain insulting to the Batman mythology. If what he did in this book is not consider character assassination, then I don't know what is. This Batman wouldn't even win a fight against someone's grandmother. I would say disappointing but knowing the author, it shouldn't be a surprise.
Batman Year One Part 1
The Best Comic Book Of Batman.