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DC’s Earth One Projects Rolls On | Comic Book Fury

DC’s Earth One Projects Rolls On

January 5, 2012 by
Filed under: Editorial, Thoughts 

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When DC had announced these Earth One projects many moons ago, one wondered if Batman’s would ever get off the ground what with Geoff Johns already committed to his CCO duties, other writing projects, and the New 52. Earlier this morning, the DC Source blog released this article and the above preview pages from Gary Frank to show that the project is alive and well.

The premise of the book is quite intriguing:

“Gary and I are tackling BATMAN from the beginning, before he knows what he’s doing and with a very different ultimate goal in mind,” said Johns. “He’s never left Gotham. And our Gotham and the people in it are very gray. Our heroes unlikely. Our villains hidden. Our story is only beginning with volume one.”

Amazon currently lists this to be released in July, but we know how well release dates are dependable on there.

Not to be outdone though, later in the day, DC Source showcased what was to come for volume two of Superman: Earth One. J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis are returning as the creative team. No firm release date except that it’s coming out this year.

Say what you will about JMS’ recent output and the mixed reception to the first volume. Volume one was a huge sales success for DC and it’s no surprise that they’re not going to let this one slide without a sequel:

“Thematically, if Volume One was about Clark figuring out where he belongs, then Volume Two is about Superman trying to figure out where he belongs in all this, even as the world does the same at their end. How far can he push his power before he becomes something other than what he intended to become?”

One can wonder now if these will sell well in the midst of DC’s success with the new 52…

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