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!
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.
Very good read!
This is a good rendition of year one. This is the closest rendition to the new Batman in theaters. I won’t spoil anything but if you like the grittier and dirty version then this Batman is for you!