DC Comics has announced an official release date and solicitation for the long-time-coming original graphic novel, Batman: Earth One.
It wasn’t released when originally planned, around the same time as Superman: Earth One.
They haven’t done two novels a year, as planned.
But it is coming. This July. On the 4th.
144 pages at $22.99. That’s $3 more expensive than Superman: Earth One with 8 more pages. And the announcement came with some solicitations:
• 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 transformation into BATMAN and his first year as THE DARK KNIGHT.
• In this all new take on the Batman mythos, Bruce Wayne is on the hunt for his parents’ killer. His target? The Mayor of Gotham City!
• Plus, who is Alfred Pennyworth – and why is he so determined to put an end to the Batman?
Everything points to a completely different and new take on the Batman mythos; which if it really happens will be very interesting and a departure from Superman: Earth One which was a bit of a bust in the “were doing something different” department (my opinion of course).
And “who is Alfred Pennyworth” and “why is he so determined to put an end to the Batman?” THIS I cannot wait for.
Sidenote: DC tried to pull a fast one on us by including in the solicitation something that hasn’t even happened yet (Shazam! stories in Justice League)
If you haven’t already, check out the preview and watch out for July 4th.
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