Gilang Danu's Reviews > Batman: Earth One, Vol. 1

Batman by Geoff Johns
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Not the masterpiece I expected, but at least it's fun to read. Johns' take on Batman origin story is a 'safe' one, he didn't rewrite the whole history, but again, every inch of a character named Batman had been exploited for 70 years now, in almost every storytelling medium known to human.
There are only so little space left untouched in Batman's life, and Johns (with Frank) can still perform well in this very tight room.

The most interesting part of Batman Earth One is the reinterpretation of Alfred. The original archetype template for Alfred Pennyworth was always the caretaker for the hero, but on Earth One he was more of a mentor as well as guardian angel for the young, reckless Bruce Wayne (in other Batman comics it was only stated that Alfred was a war veteran, but Johns put that characteristic in a very explicit way here.)

Batman Earth One isn't even remotely interesting without the aid of Gary Frank's drawing, the man really know how to create dynamic within the structure of comic book panel and he also gave one of the coolest suit for Batman!

Batman: Earth One may will not be remembered on the same level as Frank Miller's Year One or Jeph Loeb's Long Halloween, but for those interested in Batman's (yet another) beginning: Earth One is recommended -- and to me, at least it's better than JMS' Superman Earth One :-)
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Khristian Arimara a very good and spot on review lang! setuju di bagian alfred. penggambaran alfred disitu yang buat gw antusias sih bacanya.


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