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Diane Darcy ([personal profile] aeka) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-01-05 06:54 pm

Batman: Earth One

DC released pages from the upcoming Batman: Earth One graphic novel which comes out this year, and aside from Alfred looking like a Ra's Al Ghul type guy, this actually looks pretty good. I may actually have to get this one! It's also good to know that DC is planning on using their multiverse for out of continuity stories (which at the moment, look like they might be better stories than most of the current New 52 line).

On that note, I tried reading Superman: Earth One (which has a sequel coming out this year as well I believe) a while back, but I just couldn't buy into the idea of Clark Kent being a dark and broody character. Sorry DC but the whole 'being Bruce Wayne' thing only works best on Bruce Wayne. In my opinion, Clark Kent is a better character when he is the polar opposite of Bruce in that--despite being an alien--he's actually much more in touch with humanity, is more optimistic, and identifies 'Clark Kent' as his real self rather than Superman. We'll see what they do with the sequel, then maybe I'll give it another shot.

Anyways, enough babble on my end, on with the preview pages!

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Gotta say, Bruce is looking pretty good in these pages. Not sure about muscular tattoo-sporting, pipe-smoking Alfred though.

For more info: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/01/05/batman-earth-one-preview-geoff-johns-gary-frank/

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[personal profile] leoboiko 2012-01-06 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I could buy an Alfred who is now a refined old gentleman but who has a history as a baddas British boxer or something; but this one is less interesting due to being too overt.

[personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye 2012-01-06 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
It would be great if Alfred used to be a Bronson-type deranged asbo who was taken in by some stern English aristocrats and remolded into a proper gentleman's gentleman through song and dance ala "My Fair Lady".

And maybe he'd have a torrid romance with a fellow caretaker who had a penchant for singing and floating around on an umbrella, but he'd leave England after she runs off with some chimneysweeper with horrible enunciation problems.