If you can't get enough of Geoff Johns rebooting things, you'll be excited to hear about the upcoming graphic novel Batman: Earth One, penned by Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank. Johns' vision of Batman is taking him back to his roots and moving in a different direction.
“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.”
“It’s essentially the first piece of the jigsaw,” said Frank. “He’s not the Batman people know, but he might be one day. He’s certainly not yet a superhero. The fun is to watch him piece the persona together drawing on his experiences and the influences of those around him and, at this stage, the idea of becoming a ‘superhero’ hasn’t even entered his head.”
Check out this preview art for Batman: Earth One. Even Alfred looks different.