Do to popular demand, I’m going to be talking a bit more about comics around these parts. All week long DC has decided to post one major news story for every day of the week. In some cases they’ll post more than one news story. Monday morning they revealed perhaps their biggest project for 2010. They announced two new, on-going Original Graphic Novels that will take place in an entirely new continuity, created specifically for new readers. They’re called Superman: Earth One, and Batman: Earth One.
The idea is to retell the origins of these two classic characters, but change their setting to the modern day, i.e. today. The creative teams they have on these projects is extremely impressive. First up is Superman: Earth One being done by J. Michael Straczynski and artist Shane Davis. Take a look at the teaser art.
That’s pretty awesome, no? Both series will be released twice a year, at least that’s the current plan. We don’t have very many specifics at this point other than both Superman and Batman will be around 100 pages or more. We don’t know a price point, but can confirm these titles will not be released in on-going monthly comics. That is quite significant in that these books will be able to be purchased through Amazon, and any other online book store.
As for Batman: Earth One, it’s being done by DC superstar writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank. Take a look at the two teaser images we have for this upcoming series.
Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Currently have no further information to go on other than these stories will be entirely new, based on the original icons and set in a modern setting. They will feature a brand new continuity and will act as the perfect starting point for people interested in getting into the comic market. The minute we get any further information, I’ll be sure to post the info here. I hope you enjoy these announcements as much as we have.