Here’s a riddle for you? How do you go about reinventing one of the most beloved super heroes in the world? In this exclusive DC All Access clip, listen to Batman: Earth One writer Geoff Johns talk about his critically acclaimed new take on the Dark Knight, just in time for the release of Batman: Earth One Vol. 2. So why did he choose the Riddler as Batman’s latest nemesis? And will there be a Vol. 3? Watch and find out.
Some characters work no matter what universe he or she is in. For instance, Spider-Man dealt with other incarnations of himself in the Spider-Verse saga. Honestly, I couldn’t begin to count all of them! My favorite hero is also one that thrives in many different settings. The Batman, this version from Earth One, has returned in the second volume of that series, and it’s an excellent sequel.
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, How I Met Your Mother, Retcons, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy, Poop Jokes, and some comic book talk. Just another regular episode from Major Spoilers.
DC made a wise decision to return the multiverse to continuity. For one thing it allowed all the great Elseworlds and Earth-2 through Earth-Z stories to be told, but it also gave creators a chance to tell new alternate continuity tales that haven’t been explored yet. This past week saw the release of Superman: Earth One hardcover released, and though the price was steep, it was well worth the price for entry.
In this issue: Earth One! The Legion of Super-Heroes! Reviews! And: BRAINS! Plus: BRAINS! And stick around for, BRAINS! [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_158.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
DC Comics has announced that beginning in 2010, the company will release a series of graphic novels that are a new continuity on a new Earth. Starting next year, DC Comics will unveil SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE and BATMAN: EARTH ONE, two graphic novels spotlighting the most powerful heroes of the DC Universe, with their first years and earliest moments retold in a standalone, original graphic novel format, on a new earth with an all-new continuity. That means we do get to see J. Michael Straczynski and artist Shane Davis retell Superman’s origin story and the life of Clark Kent in