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Barely makes two stars...,
This review is from: Batman - Earth One (Hardcover)
Geoff Johns writes some of the best comic books I have read thoughtout my comic life. The green lantern series is one, if not my favourite superheroes series ever. So I had high hopes for this title when it was announced, especially off the back of the superman earth one title, which was amazing.
Sadly, it felt this was lacking in quite a few areas, mainly the story. It doesn't feel like a new beginning, this isn't a origins tale and it most certainly does not tell you why Bruce Wayne, a billionaire decides to dress as a bat and fight crime. This is earth one, not the canon story. I wanted something different but sadly I was left with the feeling of something that was the same. very little changed from the canon story in the main DC Universe to what we see here. The characters are bland and lack any depth and I never felt any attachment to any of them.
It didn't help that I am not a fan of Gary Franks artwork. It has a very comicbook feel to it, something that Batman can do without.
Finally, I simply found very little enjoyable about this book. The story isn't there, nor is the art or depth I have come to expect from a great writer like Johns. I expected something totally new from this Earth one title and that ultimately was the down fall, most things remained the same.
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Initial post: 19 Aug 2012 19:03:24 BDT
C. Watt says:
The art has a very "comic-book feel to it". In a comic book? I'm shocked. I can understand if you didn't like the art but that's not exactly a sensible criticism.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 10:16:54 BDT
Mr. E. Tomlinson says:
I understand what he means
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 20:20:17 BDT
James Stark says:
I think you miss my point. It looks very cartoonish. Batman to me isnt this. Its dark, dim and very real. Not the more light hearted feel of Gary Franks Art Style
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