I decided to go back and read and review the epic Story Arc that made me jump on the DC Comics bandwagon and leave Marvel like “a girl left behind on her doorstep on prom night”. The epic story: “Identity Crisis”.
SPOILER ALERT: In response to “THANOS” appearance in “The Avengers”. I thought I would look back and read, review the Biggest story that made “Thanos” BIG….”INFINITY GAUNTLET”.
For our First selection in our “Eyes Wide Open” Comic Reviews we review the highly anticipated graphic novel titled: “Batman: Earth One”.
A New Segment that we’ll be starting is our reviews on Comics called ╬D presents: “Eyes Wide Open” Comic Review. Similar to our Movies Counterpart, “On the Go” Movie Reviews. we will be reviewing comics in the same matter with the up most respect and open minded opinons as we do for movies, tv or anything pop culture alike. So without further ado, our first Comic Review: “Batman: Earth One”.
This Batman-Earth One is just that. A man who dresses up as a bat, and is shown to be more Human then illustrated in past Batman stories giving it a more Realistic View. Bruce Wayne never leaves Gotham to train around the world instead is trained by Alfred Pennyworth, a bodyguard hired by Thomas, who is a former Royal Marine who becomes sudden guardian to reluctant father to Bruce Wayne.
All of the cast are well rounded as they’re re-established, and their motivations are quickly displayed. The supporting cast, particularly a broken Jim Gordon who has all but given up against the corruption and tyranny of Gotham City and an untainted and skinny Harvey Bullock who is a former LAPD detective and Police Reality TV star are genuinely refreshing in their new, more realistic appearance.
Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin) emrges as a palpable bastard, a genuine human evil far worse than he’s ever come off in the comics. Even Gotham city itself is a much a character reminiscent of the old New York City of 70’s.
Earth One still emerges original and interesting, doing something not entirely new with the mythos, but new enough to warrant it’s existence. It’s a page turner, but this book is also on a page economy and sadly has only so much time to get the story told but still worthy of a buy and deserves a Read.
I with a doubt know there will be a sequel. It deserves it….because its Batman…
5 templar crosses out of 5