Batman Earth One HC, Hardback Book

Batman Earth One HC Hardback

3 out of 5 (9 ratings)

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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 transform

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Superheroes
  • ISBN: 9781401232085

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3.5

Trying to restart the Batman storyline just as Christopher Nolan is ending his Dark Knight film trilogy is a tough task. Geoff Johns, to his credit, does an able job. A rethinking of Alfred's role is very creative and the backstory for Bullock is even better. Much is missing, however, from the Batman story. The secondary characters always seem more effective when they keep Batman's humanity intact. This Batman seems to lack the grit and determination (obsession) associated with the best tellings of the past. Too fallible? Perhaps.

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5

Another re-imagining of Batman and Batman mythology. This time it seems (at least at the beginning) to be less about justice and more about vengeance. It goes back to before the nineties re-imagination where it was less about becoming Batman to find Joe Cool, and more about 'the greater good'.I liked what they did with most of the characters, making them slightly different. Harvey Bullock's journey, who Cobblepot was, who Detective Gordon was. In one of the last GCPD panels there were even some familiarish looking faces there too.But of course the biggest change was Alfred. Wow, and yet, I really really liked the change. Then again, he's one of my favorite characters, so I think someone giving him a deep and interesting back story is always awesome.

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3.5

A re-telling of the Batman's beginning, with quite a few twists on the familiar story, and quite an energetic and capable Alfred. Very interesting as a one-shot, but this may be the basis for a re-set of the Batman legend, and I really hope that's not the case. There are aspects of this telling that I find less compelling than what I grew up with.

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2

A fairy okay origin story although kinda choppy and uneven. I would have given it more stars if the art wasn't so obnoxious when it came to it's depiction of women. Ugh.

Review by
1

Good art but bad story. A complete miss on what makes Batman an interesting character. Not really a Batman book more of a, "guy in costume" book.

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