Earth One

Johns, Geoff, 1973-

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Earth One
Random House, Inc.

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.

Baker & Taylor
In the tradition of the #1 New York Times best-selling 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. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2012
ISBN: 9781401232092
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC J
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Frank, Gary 1969-
Alternate Title: Batman : Earth one


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Jun 28, 2013
  • musicanimal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

great origin storyline

May 10, 2013
  • Purple_Beast_2 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is an awesome version of Batman showing that he was not always as invincible as he has been.

Mar 13, 2013
  • Keogh rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Good art by Frank, but I still found myself wondering what the point to the whole exercise was. A self contained alternate version of the Batman's origin changes a few key details, with a different look... but in the end, it doesn't really feel like it contributes to the mythos. Maybe it's the writing that feels tired to me. Geoff Johns, who seems to be handling much of DC, doesn't have a particularly good take on Batman in his Justice League series, and this standalone version seems rather listless and uninspired.

Dec 11, 2012
  • temp123987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

'Batman: Earth One' is very much worth reading. It naturally "reinvents" Bruce Wayne's parent's death - but in a "hmm - yah, that could be possible" alternate story. I will not tell you the surprises - you need to take out this book and enjjoy!. Not to be dismissed! The storyline and graphics are great! Kudos to the DC team for this book!

Oct 23, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

5 star graphic novel entertainment.
A fine addition to the possible chronicles of the Dark Knight. This one is an alternate world story, and is beautifully drawn in a dark pulp style and moves briskly forward without missing out on good character portraits and local color. Best of show goes to Alfred.


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