Monday, December 7, 2009
Announced today at the DC Blog The Source is a pair of graphic novels called Superman: Earth One and Batman: Earth One. These are stand alone tales not tied to any earlier continuity. It sounds a lot like their "All Star" title but hopefully it will have better results. I think this could potentially be a great idea. First off I love that they're being published as original graphic novels, eschewing the long outdated pamphlet format. Plus I think there is a market out there for some good classical superhero stories without the decades of baggage. I know I fall into that category. I just hope they focus on the storytelling and don't eventually collapse under their own messy continuity like Marvel's Ultimate line. Of the two, the Batman one seems the more appealing to me. I like the costume design. It's just different enough to be unique but is still the familiar Batman.