his "Earth One" serie is for those who don't wish to follow monthlies and want a modern take on Bruce Wayne Batman. It's pretty much for Nolan fans and other modern Batman fans who don't wish to get into the 70 years of Batman but want a fresh bold start.
I both agree and disagree with this... I don't follow monthlies, Never Really have, yet I have delved into Batman's 70 year history extensively. I may be a rare case because I have been reading Bat books for almost 10 years and I still like Nolan's films & AM VERY ANXIOUS TO PICK THIS UP!
This book is not necessarily for newbs like you imply!