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DC Reveals 'Earth 2' Batman

It's a completely different world but the characters are a little familiar.

This May DC will launch EARTH 2 as part of their "Second Wave" of "New 52" titles. It will be a series set in a parallel world to the one we're currently reading in the pages of the "New 52" titles. We've seen the world before but with Crisis on Infinite Earths, the confusion over multiple worlds was put to rest. We've seen elements of Earth 2 arise over the years and now it's back in full force.

Earlier this month we saw the variant cover to EARTH 2 #1 by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado but today, the Source has unveiled Jim Lee's character designs for Batman, which gives us a full look at his costume.

What will this Batman be all about? Because of the escrima sticks, and based on what happened in past Earth 2 stories, we're assuming it's Dick Grayson under the cowl. Here's what EARTH 2 editor, Pat McCallum said:

Who will Batman kill to save his own daughter? Right out of the gate that should tell you we’re dealing with a different kind of Dark Knight here. More ruthless, dangerous…the costume is familiar and yeah, there is a Wayne under the mask, but we’re looking at a man desperate to save the only family he has left. EARTH 2 is about to become a very bad place to be a bad guy.

So perhaps this is still Bruce before he retires in the Earth 2 world. We'll have to stay tuned and wait until May to find out more.

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Misleading. Title is misleading.

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Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Yeah. This sounds like the exact opposite of Earth 2...

Posted by cobra88king8

It would be cool if they switched things up and made Jason or Damian into this version of Batman. I see no reason why they need to keep with past incarnations if this is all new.

Edited by Or35ti

He looks really good, tho I'm not gonna lie I was hoping it would be Dick Grayson. Maybe it's Damian, that's be awesome.

Posted by sora_thekey

Daughter?!

Posted by MonkeyToe

What's misleading about the title?

Posted by DarthTanka

It could be Thomas Wayne like in the Flashpoint universe...

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I hope it's Bruce. I'm not a fan of making Dick as Batman on Earth-2 because it takes away his own Identity as Nightwing. I'm also upset that Earth-2 is a place filled with hell rather than a more peaceful Golden Age type thing. Oh well, still excited to pick this up!

Posted by jcj145

@cobra88king8: I think it will be Damian, he's the only other Wayne and having it be Bruce it just keeping to much stuff the same so I figure they'll switch it up in the DCnU and go with Damian

Posted by inferiorego

...Where's my JSA!?

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@jcj145 Damian is the only other Wayne that's biologically related to Bruce on new earth. He's not the only other Wayne. Besides its on earth 2 meaning that we have no idea which Members of the Wayne family are alive or not. Besides Helena anyway.

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Edited by Adnan

The daughter thing implies that this is Earth-2 Bruce. So the escrima sticks might've just been a red herring?

Posted by D_Knight

maybe there are two batmans, like after batman came back from time. so ull have escrima stick batman and then the big brooding batman from the dark knight returns running around gothams underworld

Posted by pspin

This is intriguing, I might have to pick this up. Does anyone know if this is connected to the Huntress miniseries and/or the new World's Finest?

Posted by TDK_1997

It looks nice.

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

@Adnan said:

The daughter thing implies that this is Earth-2 Bruce. So the escrima sticks might've just been a red herring?

@DarthTanka said:

It could be Thomas Wayne like in the Flashpoint universe...

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@jcj145 Damian is the only other Wayne that's biologically related to Bruce on new earth. He's not the only other Wayne. Besides its on earth 2 meaning that we have no idea which Members of the Wayne family are alive or not. Besides Helena anyway.

In the Huntress series I believe it is heavily implied, if not confirmed, that she's the daughter of Catwoman (and Batman). So I doubt It's Dick, most likely seems to be Bruce, or it could be Damian, like Avenging said, who also grew up to have a fetish of women dressing up as a cat. I doubt its Thomas though. Just my random thoughts.

@Adnan said:

The daughter thing implies that this is Earth-2 Bruce. So the escrima sticks might've just been a red herring?

Maybe he never had a Robin in this world so that made him more dark and brooding which could also be reason why Bats has the sticks. Could be like a mix of Bruce and Dick? But clearly predominately Bruce's personality.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

@pspin said:

This is intriguing, I might have to pick this up. Does anyone know if this is connected to the Huntress miniseries and/or the new World's Finest?

They're all connected.

Posted by Mr_riddler

I have a bad feeling about this.

Edited by BlackArmor

Cool costume, but this being Bruce is kinda disapointing, don't get me wrong I hate Dick being Batman but I was hoping for something different.

Posted by ReVamp

@sora_thekey said:

Daughter?!

Huntress aka Helena Wayne.

Posted by Adnan

Just a heads up. If Robinson is going to back to the roots of Earth-2 Batman, atleast somewhat, then this Bruce might be okay with "killing when necessary".

Batman being Thomas Wayne might be cool, Flashpoint Batman was really good. Like Arturo said, kinda unlikely though.

Posted by Mad_Wolverine

Badass alert guys.

He looks pretty awesome, but as many have said, the title is misleading.

Posted by kennybaese

Could be TIm. He's a Wayne now isn't he?

Posted by zachkastner

This is totally going to be Damian. I've been saying it all day. He probably was inspired to pick up the escrima sticks because of his connection to Dick and having worked with Grayson for years.

Plus, as a 20-25ish year old dude who resembles his eccentric and well-off father, why WOULDN'T Damian have a kid?

Posted by jubilee042

ummmmmmmmmmm..............................cute

Posted by BlueRobin

Is his suit going to be Dark green because it says DK Gren as best as I can make out, also it looks like nun-chucks at his side.

Posted by Lamenoire
Superman Secundus & Batman (Damian Wayne) battle Epoch

Am I the only one thinking earth 2 Superman and Batman look a lot like Damian and Conner in this picture ?

Posted by feargalr

I like the costume...

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

looks cool

Posted by Izaiah

I like the design.

Posted by MrArrogant

I know the first issue is a double sized issue but I'd like it if all issues were 3.99, if the main story was about the JSA and then the back up could be focused on the lesser know character changes or focus on the new characters individual origins, it'd really expand the world and make the comic that much greater

Posted by Video_Martian

Yeah, Earth 2 Batman is cool and everything, but what about Jay Garrick and Alan Scott? DC should at least release some images of those two as well as the JSA because, seriously, if this new series is about Earth 2's versions of Bats, Superman and Wonder Woman rather than the original members of the JSA who don't even have their own series right now, then I could care less about reading this. However, since I am quick to judge, I'll just wait until I see some images of the JSA rather than DC's Big Three...

Posted by KidSupreme

Look freaking sick!

Edited by Mbecks14

I'm excited for the DCnU Crime Syndicate on Earth 3!

@sora_thekey said:

Daughter?!

Huntress/Helena Wayne

Posted by nightlock

I like. Though I was hoping it was Dick.

Posted by RedOwl_1

Aaaaaaaaaawesome, I must pick up it >:D

Posted by CounterShock

Anyone consider Damian under the cowl?

Posted by laabitres

looks legit

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@DarthTanka said:

It could be Thomas Wayne like in the Flashpoint universe...

My first thought. It makes sense since it's supposed to be a sort of "older" universe than ours. If that's the case, I like the idea that Helena would be Bruce's sister, not daughter. It's cool to think of her as "the female Batman" and not as a failed Batgirl replacement.

Posted by viin

interesting.....i like the concept art.....

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

If this is not Dick then it means the Wonder Woman we is not Donna Troy in which case my expectations of this series have just dropped by 50%

Posted by goldenkey

I just don't know.

Posted by ReVamp

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

Misleading. Title is misleading.

I don't see how man...

Posted by Emperormeister734

I can't wait to see this

Posted by Adnan

@mr.obvious said:

Yeah, Earth 2 Batman is cool and everything, but what about Jay Garrick and Alan Scott? DC should at least release some images of those two as well as the JSA because, seriously, if this new series is about Earth 2's versions of Bats, Superman and Wonder Woman rather than the original members of the JSA who don't even have their own series right now, then I could care less about reading this. However, since I am quick to judge, I'll just wait until I see some images of the JSA rather than DC's Big Three...

Robinson already conf Jay, Alan, and Ted (Grant) were gonna appear, it's really strange how we haven't had any images of them yet. They're using Earth-2's variant cover in the actual solicits too, for some reason they don't want us to see them.

Posted by CitizenJP

I like this new suit, looks cool. :3

Posted by Slaze

I'm more convinced that it is an adult Damian than a Bruce... unless the 'Wayne' statement is a double bluff. If we just look at the New 52 as a fresh canvas and ignore any older material, the only Wayne's that we know of who are still alive on New Earth are Bruce and Damian, besides the whole killing ideal suits Damian a whole lot more, I just think Earth 2 will be a universe where Bruce died and Damian took the cowl..

Posted by Phantim555

Hmm, a Wayne under the cowl yet he's willing to kill? Sounds like, DARE I SAY IT. . . Damian Wayne!

Posted by Owie

More with the high collars...

Posted by royale_with_cheese

First they tried to bury the hatchet on the whole multiple universe fiasco, and now D.C wants to relaunch an entire universe into mainstream? I think I will stick with Marvel's Ultimate Universe.

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