Batman Earth One Review
Batman Earth One is one of the best Batman comics I’ve ever read. It is written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Gary Frank. It’s artwork is great and perfectly matches Batman and Gotham City. It creatively reimagined Batman and Gotham City. It’s story is very similar to the Dark Knight Trilogy. Although it’s story is similar to the movies, it’s dialogue, character development, and the story is different, but amazing. Batman Earth One nails Batman, Penguin, and Alfred. One thing it does really well is following Commissioner Gordon, Harvey Bullock, and the Gotham City Police Department. It has a completely new take on Harvey Bullock. He starts out as an inexperienced cop who was on a tv show. At the end he is the Harvey Bullock we know and love, a bad cop who has no hope in Gotham’s citizens and is scared from his past experiences. The Birthday Boy was Geoff Johns's try at making a Batman villain. Geoff Johns is a great writer, but the Birthday Boy was a failure. It was trying to be a great, strong, memorable villain like Bane, but the Birthday Boy was just too generic. It is just another strong villain working for a bigger and better villain. In this story the bigger and better villain is the Penguin. As you can see, Batman Earth One is a great comic that creativity reimagined Gotham City, it’s only problem is it's villain. Four and a half stars.