#1 Posted by lifeofvibe (3461 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it me or does he act a lot like Hal Jordan except with a gloomyer look on life did anyone else notice this?

#2 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12852 posts) - - Show Bio

*sits and pulls out popcorn*

#3 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

Based on how I've seen Johns handle Batman in other books, I have no interest in reading Earth One.

#4 Posted by lifeofvibe (3461 posts) - - Show Bio

@reignmaker: well you should its earth one so no worrys on other characters douching on him and its a really great book

#5 Posted by Kangaxx_54 (306 posts) - - Show Bio

Have to say, Earth One is the one comic I've really regretted spending money on. All-Star Batman & Robin was better, and that's saying something. Well, the arts's good, but I'm avoiding anything Geoff Johns. Because yes, he's not writing Batman. He's writing a comic that has strange characters with some familiar name.

#6 Posted by consolemaster001 (5125 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Edited by RustyRoy (11858 posts) - - Show Bio

Earth One Batman doesn't feel like Batman, Morrison should have written it.

#8 Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2218 posts) - - Show Bio

Well Johns hates Batman, so....

#9 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Why doesn't it feel like Batman? Because he isn't BATGOD??? And people complain about Superman..............Jesus Christ............

#10 Edited by Squalleon (4492 posts) - - Show Bio
The complains that E1 batman doesn't feel like batman are contradictory to the whole point of E1.
#11 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Why doesn't it feel like Batman? Because he isn't BATGOD??? And people complain about Superman..............Jesus Christ............

I think it's because Bruce came across as an ineffectual and unlikeable spoiled brat. I don't know, I've never read it, but this is what I gather from reviews.

#12 Posted by johnkmccubbin91 (3486 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved this book, and although everyone complains about the changes it's nice to see a different take on Batman. It is a different universe after all and you'd might as well get Year One, or any other Batman origin story if you wanted it to stay the same.

#13 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

Earth One Batman doesn't feel like Batman, Morrison should have written it.

that entirely defeats the point

#14 Posted by ImagineMan16 (466 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually really liked Earth One. It wasn't the best Batman story ever told or anything, but it was an enjoyable read for me. And that's saying something, because I strongly dislike John's writing a good 90% of the time

#15 Edited by UncleEmu (179 posts) - - Show Bio

There are parts that are awful, but it's a really cool idea, and I like it just for that. It's something different - the whole point is that it is strange

#16 Posted by lifeofvibe (3461 posts) - - Show Bio

why has nobody answerd my qeustion about bruce acting like hal jordan?

#17 Edited by Squalleon (4492 posts) - - Show Bio

@lifeofvibe: Because he doesn't.He is a spoiled brat but no he doesn't remotely feel like Hal. What have you read with Hal in it?

#18 Posted by RustyRoy (11858 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

Earth One Batman doesn't feel like Batman, Morrison should have written it.

that entirely defeats the point

What point?

#19 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@rustyroy said:

Earth One Batman doesn't feel like Batman, Morrison should have written it.

that entirely defeats the point

What point?

Point of it being a fresh take on the character, I think? Considering Morrison has been the Bat-writer pre-Snyder for several years.

#20 Edited by RustyRoy (11858 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: Doesn't matter if he wrote Batman for more than half a decade, I think Morrison could still write a Batman story with a fresh and different take on the character and the story, my problem with Johns' take was he changed the characters rather than the story, Bruce never felt like Bruce, Alfred never felt like Alfred, Bullock never felt like Bullock, I know it was supposed to be a different take on the characters but it never felt like a different take but more like a same old story with a entirely different and new characters.

#21 Posted by SOG7dc (6948 posts) - - Show Bio

@kangaxx_54: I agree 100% I've never actually wanted to return a comic before this one. It's spool bad and the singular redeeming quality is Gary franks art. But the way Geoff write batman it's A's if he doesn't even like him

#22 Posted by RustyRoy (11858 posts) - - Show Bio

Have to say, Earth One is the one comic I've really regretted spending money on. All-Star Batman & Robin was better, and that's saying something. Well, the arts's good, but I'm avoiding anything Geoff Johns. Because yes, he's not writing Batman. He's writing a comic that has strange characters with some familiar name.

So true.

#23 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17773 posts) - - Show Bio

Different Take doesn't Mean changing the character, Supes still felt like supes in Earth One, even though he was much more harsh

#24 Edited by entropy_aegis (15061 posts) - - Show Bio

Johns apologists use the "not Batgod" card to defend the story,my humble advice to these people go watch Nolan's Batman. That's a realistic Batman,the way Johns wrote Batman in that story made me feel that he really wants Batman to be kicked out of DC comics.

#25 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: it's good to see that some of what I've been saying since the launch of the new52 is starting to sink into some people.

@sog7dc: Geoff Johns doesn't like Batman

There is something that I've recently got to thinking... the problem with all the origin stories that are being written now a days, in movies and in comics, the writers are writing a story about the villain which is what you do generally, but when you write an origin story the character you are telling the origin of is the focus, not the antagonist. This is why Penguin's miniseries and Year One are good and why Year Zero and Man of Steel and so many other origins we are seeing recently are bad.

#26 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@veshark: Doesn't matter if he wrote Batman for more than half a decade, I think Morrison could still write a Batman story with a fresh and different take on the character and the story, my problem with Johns' take was he changed the characters rather than the story, Bruce never felt like Bruce, Alfred never felt like Alfred, Bullock never felt like Bullock, I know it was supposed to be a different take on the characters but it never felt like a different take but more like a same old story with a entirely different and new characters.

that's the point of Earth One

#27 Posted by MuyJingo (1608 posts) - - Show Bio

@eternal19: No it isn't. However different the take or environment, the characters should still be true to themselves. Batman in every elseworlds story is still Batman, for example.

Having said that, I didn't have a problem with Earth One except that it was underwhelming. Oh, so the penguin is a corrupt mayor and alfred is more badass. OK.

#28 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@veshark: Doesn't matter if he wrote Batman for more than half a decade, I think Morrison could still write a Batman story with a fresh and different take on the character and the story, my problem with Johns' take was he changed the characters rather than the story, Bruce never felt like Bruce, Alfred never felt like Alfred, Bullock never felt like Bullock, I know it was supposed to be a different take on the characters but it never felt like a different take but more like a same old story with a entirely different and new characters.

*shrugs*, I don't know, I was just trying to guess what the other poster meant by it defeating the point.

#29 Posted by TDK_1997 (14648 posts) - - Show Bio

With the Earth One story Johns literally showed everyone how much he dislikes Batman.In every single story he writes and Batman is included,Batman is rather an idiot and acts nothing like himself or he is just useless and does almost nothing throughout the whole thing.