Originally Posted by SixtyThree
"And if there is one word that might sum up our version of Batman it’d be grounded"
"you’ll see the Joker, but the first well-known villain we’ll be focusing on early in the BATMAN: EARTH ONE graphic novel series is the Riddler."
and no sir, im not a troll, im merely making a joke of a new book that seems like one of those dorky comic book versions of batman movies a la batman forever or batman and robin (clooney) that you see on stands when the movie is in theatres. only this one is for nolan fans, who have some desperate need to see batman in hyper realism mode where everything is explained "logically". it just seems like bad fan fic having alfred be some juiced up S.A.S. the odd design of the batsuit and the gritty realism this series will undoubtedly promote. there seems little need for this series other than to capitalize on nolan world fans, especially when you consider how good the comic where dick and damien kick a frog in its face has been.
I'm sorry to say this... but you kinda have a point there. Afterall, that IS my biggest fear, that this graphic novel turns out to be nothing but just another 'wanna be nolan tie-in' that, you said it there, just 'capitalizes on the blinded fans of the new movie series'.
I'm still looking forward to it, kinda hoping that this story will be in the same vein as brian azzarellos batman work of late (broken city [aka. the most underrated batman comicbook, ever], joker), meaning that while it's gritty realistic, it's still deep and psychological relevent to the bat-mythos.
Besides that, I have yet to see a comicbook by Geoff Johns that I really like. Please, don't get me wrong, I have nothing but the biggest respects for this man and his die-hard work for the DC Universe. I love his enthusiasm. But there is just... something about his writing style... that I just can't get along with. Or, let's just say, he likes things that I don't really care about... and maybe vice versa. But, maybe Batman: Earth One will finally open my eyes. After all, he is writing the only superhero (and I don't even consider him a superhero) I like. Maybe it's going to be a marriage made in heaven? I'll see.