DC Comics announced this morning that “Batman: Earth One”, written by Geoff John with art by Gray Frank and Jon Sibal, would be released on July 4th. DC also unveiled Frank’s cover to “Batman: Earth One” as well.
Early word suggests that Earth One is an alternative take on the origins of the characters, much like Marvel did a number of years ago with the Ultimate stories. Will DC be able to stand up to Marvel? Here’s hoping, but in trying to better the Ultimate universe, DC have a real fight on their hands.
BATMAN: EARTH ONE HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by GARY FRANK and JON SIBAL
Cover by GARY FRANK
On sale JULY 4 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US
• 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?
Thanks to The Comic Vault for the info…