Batman: Earth One was pretty terrible. You can add that to the list.
Writing: Over the top and heavy-handed in a lot of places
Overall story: Extremely predictable and repetitive
Villains: One dimensional and uninteresting
Heroes: Never felt like the writer had a handle on them
Pacing: All over the place
And even though I've read the first B&R DotF tie-in and thought it was loads better than the rest have been I still see the same problems.
Last edited by JasonTodd428; 12-26-2012 at 05:57 PM.
Characters come and go, revamped and revisited. But as long as you enjoyed them, remember them and continue to appreciate them, then that character, your hero or heroine, will always exist.
Earth One is actually pretty good, reminded me of Johns's Wally West Flash run, his better days. I also like it as a deconstruction of the vengeance-driven Batman.
I was mostly indifferent to the prospect of yet another retelling of Batman's origin, but I did skim through Earth One. It wasn't bad compared to what Johns has been putting out lately.
Although I've heard that Justice League is improving with the artist change.
Not justifying anything. My opinion contains my biases and I don't expect anyone else to share them.
I expect to read some bad comics. That's why TDK didn't get my vote, I wasn't expecting anything more from it for what I paid. Batman on the other hand left me wishing I had only paid the $1 for the back-up. That extra feeling of being so disappointed that I wanted my money back wasn't something I felt with other titles. Any yes some of that had to do with the excess hype.
BTW, Earth One is absolute garbage.
He has a handle of Batman just fine, he's just doing something new with Batman instead of rehashing Hush/RIP and Joker stories.
Lol at all the people raging about Earth One. I can't tell if it's just Johns haters or people hating on someone not making Batman Batgod.
EDIT: It's certainly no Year One or Batman Begins, but it's entertaining, well-told, well-paced, has good art and excellent world-building, and all in all is a fine alternate universe origin for Batman.