Holy TPBs! Something awesome is coming next year!
Via Newsarama and DC Comics' official blog, The Source, comic book readers can expect a new way of reading about the exploits of the favorite DCU superheros like Superman and Batman, as DC prepares to launch an ongoing wave of graphic novels that are set apart from existing continuity and will introduce a new world in which new stories will be told and contained in a brand new universe in itself. In 2010, DC Comics welcomes you to Earth One, where old heroes get retold in new tales based on a brand new continuity.
Beginning next year, the first two heroes getting this treatment will be none other than the Man Of Steel and The Dark Knight themselves. SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Shane Davis, will retell the origins of the Last Son Of Krypton and his evolution into one of the most beloved heroes the world has ever known. From the cover alone, this looks like an interesting read, and with JMS onboard, we can expect some action packed hero writing.
If that sounded awesome, this next one takes the cake. Geoff Johns, the writer of Green Lantern and architect of Blackest Night, will be hitting the strees of Gotham City along with artist Gary Franks, as they introduce readers new and old to the legend of the caped crusader himself in BATMAN: EARTH ONE. Orphaned at a young age due to crime and desperation, Bruce Wayne made a solemn vow to rid his city of the element that took his parents lives. After years of training and studying, he transforms himself into a mighty warrior that stalks the shadows and strikes fear into the hearts and minds of criminals everywhere.
Wow... with all these talents on board, I can't wait to see these next year. Earth One, here we come!