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"A great new graphic novel to rave about."—IGN
"After successfully re-imagining the Man of Steel in Superman: Secret Origin, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank have unleashed their talents on Bruce Wayne and proven, once again, that under the right stewardship, the Batman legend is endlessly malleable. Alfred as a former Royal Marine. The Penguin as a genuinely creepy and sadistic villain. Awesome."—David S. Goyer, co-writer of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, and Man of Steel
"For the first time in a long time, you can see Batman's eyes. That may seem like a minor change. It's not. Johns and Frank know that the real appeal of Batman is what hides within him. Now they're letting us take a brand new, breathtaking peek ... inside and out."—Brad Meltzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00W8FOVUA
- Publisher : DC; Illustrated edition (May 12, 2015)
- Publication date : May 12, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 165291 KB
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- Print length : 158 pages
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- Best Sellers Rank: #234,047 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Here, though, those weaknesses are softened in Volume 2, because it's not so much about Batman's origins and hitting well known points, and it's now free to explore whatever it wants to within Gotham. The main plot in this volume deals with Batman squaring off with a serial killer-esque version of the Riddler. There is a subplot with Killer Croc who (while not a character I'm often clamoring for) pays off with a larger role in the main story. I liked these aspects, and once again Gary Frank's art is solid.
But there are still things that don't sit right when I read this again, like the "Two Face" storyline. Without getting into spoilers, there is just something that is too cute by half about how Johns handles this Two Face. Again, like in Volume 1, it gives the vibe of "Remember this!? Well hah, we're going to do it, but then change it slightly just to shock you!" But it's neither that shocking, nor that meaningful. Just a minor diversion built solely on reader expectation, and solely to subvert that expectation. So it ultimately left me with a feeling of, "Okay, you got me? But it was a practical joke I did not care much about? So...what now?"
If this does continue on in a Volume 3, I hope they take advantage of the alternate universe and do something more with it in diverging from canon than slight tweaks for the sake of tweaks, otherwise, what's the point?
This second volume is the continuation of Bruce's journey to be the hero that Gotham City needs and the cast of characters that help and support him on his lifelong mission. Pick up the first volume before reading this one for the casts backgrounds and beginnings for a better experience! An amazing addition to the Earth One series that I hope will continue!
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Again, Johns' stunning story hits all the marks with more amazing artwork. Any fan of the Batman will enjoy this book.
It seems every character has been given alternative traits and flaws. Batman is not the world's greatest detective, he's still figuring it out through making clumsy mistakes. He's more human than any other edition I've read and that's actually a refreshing turn.
Being a massive bat-fan I dismissed vol 1 after the first read, feeling rather insulted that the writer didn't know the characters at all. But then I tried again and realised how wrong I was and then really appreciated what he was doing. I lived this one even more and therefore await vol 3 with eager anticipation.