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The listing and cover art appeared this morning on Amazon.com for Batman: Earth One, the long-awaited DC Comics graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.
Announced in December 2009 along with the bestselling Superman: Earth One by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis, Batman: Earth One takes Bruce Wayne back to Crime Alley, where tragedy set him on the path to become the world’s greatest detective. Both graphic novels were originally set to debut in 2010, but obviously only Superman hit that target date. Batman is listed for release on May 8, 2012 (not necessarily set in stone), a little more than two months before the opening of The Dark Knight Rises. Here’s the Amazon description:
Geoff Johns, the writer of BLACKEST NIGHT, GREEN LANTERN and INFINITE CRISIS re-teams with superstar artist Gary Frank, his collaborator on SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN, SUPERMAN:BRAINIAC and SUPERMAN & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, to create this original graphic novel that gives new insight into Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman and his first year as The Dark Knight. This follow-up to the # 1 New York Times bestseller, SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis is the latest in the series that features the industry’s top writers and illustrators and their unique takes on DC’s characters. It’s the perfect book for new readers of graphic novels as well as longtime comic book fans.
(via Collected Editions)