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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.

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Date: 2012-01-06 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye
But I think it's been reiterated here amongst us many times that previous writers have tried to temper (undick?) Bruce's harsh characterization and relationship before, it's just that it never stuck after they left. Morrision is just the first writer who managed to get it to stick, I guess because of his clout.

Date: 2012-01-06 08:54 pm (UTC)
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oh i know. but i still give credit where cridit is due, clout or not. Morrison hit the right combination of "darkness" with "light" which is hard to do.

Date: 2012-01-06 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye
I agree. I was just making sure we remember that while Morrison has been the most successful with the execution, he wasn't the first with that basic philosophy/outlook on Batman and the Bat-family.

Date: 2012-01-06 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
yeah i am aware :D it's cool. i know what you meant. and i agree, there have been others who have done it as well. Rucka i think did a good Batman. (been a while since i've read Rucka's batman) but his run was perously close to the UBER DARK batman that happened right after the Quake...

Date: 2012-01-06 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye
That's part of the cyclical un-and-re dickening I suppose. It's like the writers go "I'm gonna fix Batman, but I really need to show how much of an ass he is first so people know what's wrong with him!"

Date: 2012-01-06 09:45 pm (UTC)
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un-and-re dickening
teehee :D


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