DC Reveals 'Earth 2' Batman

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Posted by G-Man (29418 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11732 posts) - - Show Bio

Misleading. Title is misleading.

#2 Posted by The Mighty Monarch (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by cobra88king8 (323 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#4 Edited by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#5 Posted by sora_thekey (8107 posts) - - Show Bio

Daughter?!

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#6 Posted by MonkeyToe (386 posts) - - Show Bio

What's misleading about the title?

#7 Posted by DarthTanka (34 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#8 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (10024 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#9 Posted by jcj145 (183 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#10 Posted by inferiorego (20587 posts) - - Show Bio

...Where's my JSA!?

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#11 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11732 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#12 Edited by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#13 Posted by D_Knight (62 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#14 Posted by pspin (889 posts) - - Show Bio

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?

#15 Posted by TDK_1997 (13693 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks nice.

#16 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (10024 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#17 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (10024 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#18 Posted by Mr_riddler (15729 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a bad feeling about this.

#19 Edited by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#20 Posted by ReVamp (22859 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey said:

Daughter?!

Huntress aka Helena Wayne.

#21 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#22 Posted by Mad_Wolverine (221 posts) - - Show Bio

Badass alert guys.

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

#23 Posted by kennybaese (1003 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by zachkastner (188 posts) - - Show Bio

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?

#25 Posted by jubilee042 (1353 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#26 Posted by BlueRobin (6 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#27 Posted by Lamenoire (191 posts) - - Show Bio
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 ?

#28 Posted by feargalr (1123 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the costume...

#29 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8755 posts) - - Show Bio

looks cool

#30 Posted by Izaiah (5153 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the design.

#31 Posted by MrArrogant (149 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#32 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

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...

#33 Posted by KidSupreme (824 posts) - - Show Bio

Look freaking sick!

#34 Edited by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

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

@sora_thekey said:

Daughter?!

Huntress/Helena Wayne

#35 Posted by nightlock (37 posts) - - Show Bio

I like. Though I was hoping it was Dick.

#36 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaaaaaaaaawesome, I must pick up it >:D

#37 Posted by CounterShock (29 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone consider Damian under the cowl?

#38 Posted by laabitres (316 posts) - - Show Bio

looks legit

#39 Edited by fodigg (6094 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#40 Posted by viin (493 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#41 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27379 posts) - - Show Bio

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%

#42 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio

I just don't know.

#43 Posted by ReVamp (22859 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

Misleading. Title is misleading.

I don't see how man...

#44 Posted by Emperormeister734 (788 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait to see this

#45 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#46 Posted by CitizenJP (570 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this new suit, looks cool. :3

#47 Posted by Slaze (35 posts) - - Show Bio

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..

#48 Posted by Phantim555 (228 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#49 Posted by Owie (3299 posts) - - Show Bio

More with the high collars...

#50 Posted by royale_with_cheese (747 posts) - - Show Bio

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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