COMIC DC: Earth One

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  1. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    Looks like they're trying their own hand at an ultimate universe type thing.

    Original stories featuring Batman and Superman in graphic novel form from the biggest creators out there. But these aren’t one-offs. We’re talking ongoing series of OGNs in a new continuity, on a new Earth.

    Starting next year, DC Comics will unveil SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE and BATMAN: EARTH ONE, two graphic novels spotlighting the most powerful heroes of the DC Universe, with their first years and earliest moments retold in a standalone, original graphic novel format, on a new earth with an all-new continuity.

    Return to Smallville and experience the journey of Earth’s greatest adopted son, as he grows from boy to Superman in SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by J. Michael Straczynski and artist Shane Davis.

    Watch from the darkest corners of Crime Alley as a young boy is struck by unbelievable tragedy that will forge the greatest crime-fighter to ever stalk the rooftops of Gotham City in BATMAN: EARTH ONE, by writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank.

    What does JMS have to say? Well, here’s a snippet from his first interview on the subject:

    “What I’m trying to do is to dig in to the character and look at him through modern eyes. If you were to create the Superman story today, for the first time, but keep intact all that works, what would it look like?”

    “It is monumental for us as comic readers to see Superman birthed for the first time,” Davis said. “It’s a privilege to realize that you’re the artist that gets to draw it, better yet having the luxury to do it in an original graphic novel. This is going to be epic!”

    What about Geoff Johns? Well, we happen to have a bit from his first interview as well:

    “BATMAN: EARTH ONE allows Gary and I to break the restraints of any continuity and focus on two things: character and story.”

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    more interview here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43302


    sounds :bowdown:
     
  2. Chitty Chitty Gang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Gang Bang OTCC

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    Fuck me sideways. This shit is going to start hitting me in the wallet hard.
    Nemesis. Earth One. My pre-existing pullbox list...

    But it hurts so good.
     
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    While I like the idea of an Ultimate-style continuity, I have to ask one question: how many fucking times do we need an origin story for Superman? There seems to be one at least once a year and very rarely does anyone do anything super original with it.

    With that said, a whole new continuity for Batman with Geoff Johns? Yes fucking please.
     
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    alfred look fucking bad ass!
     
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    have faith in JMS
     
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    Only part of this that piqued my interest
     
  7. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    "This is probably one of the most often told and re-told stories in comics history, so you have to be careful to preserve what's established while trying to find areas where you can bring a fresh approach," Straczynski said. "In the case of Superman, you take all those elements that work, and infuse them with a modern sensibility, how it would be written today, this minute, if it had just been created for the first time."​

    :dunno:

    . Definitely buying the Batman one though.
     
  8. Chitty Chitty Gang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Gang Bang OTCC

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    this.

    After his Thor run, I may find myself liking Superman finally. :dunno:
    We'll have to wait to see. As usual, if it's not out... it's too early to judge.
     
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    when does it start? im new to comics but would like to get into batman
     
  10. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    sometime early next year, I think
     
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    Goddamn IN! Are you kidding me? JMS and Geoff Johns on Superman and Batman respectively? With Gary "Goddamn i'm hot you" Frank on the Batman art? FFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU :wackit:
     
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    Can't wait for Johns on Batman.


    The one question that I have, I thought this was the point of All-Star in the DCU.

    I dunno, I ain't complaining either way.
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    well one half of that kind of got ruined :mamoru2:
     

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