Batman: Earth One, Vol. 2 by Geoff Johns. Illustrated by Gary Frank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by DC Comics
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Amazing twists! I loved this! This re-imagining of Batman is so much fun! Alfred is a bit of a Cockney thug and he and Bruce are at odds on the methods Batman should be using. One of my favourite villains is introduced, Killer Croc, and in this version he's just a poor misunderstood guy suffering from ichthyosis. I've never been a fan of The Riddler but he's the main villain in this volume and when we finally get a look at him, all I can say is wow! Gary Frank presents us with, not some dude in a green suit but, the most psychopathic looking Riddler ever to grace the page. Harvey and Jessica Dent are working on the side of justice but as the book closes we are given a sneak peek at Two-Face and the brief hint at the new re-imagining of this villain is beyond brilliant. Plus to cap it all off the book ends with a fabulous spread introducing the villain who will be terrorizing Gotham in Volume 3. Hold on to your seats, this is a glorious ride! Loved it!