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DC's Earth One Line

Old 04-14-19, 04:26 PM
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DC's Earth One Line

Has anyone read DC's Earth One line of graphic novels? Just checked a few out from the library. So far I've read the first Superman volume and the first two Batman Volumes. The Batman ones seem to be the best and they have an almost real world approach to the stories. Loved the alternative take on Alfred and Bruce Wayne being new and pretty much untrained to be Batman is a neat angle. The artwork is great on both titles. I still Have Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to read yet. Wish volume 3 of Batman was out already.
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Old 04-14-19, 06:33 PM
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Iím not even sure how many there are, but I read the first two volumes of the Superman title and volume one of the Batman one. I liked them enough but donít remember them all that well.
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Old 04-15-19, 05:49 PM
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Haven't read it, but I hear the Wonder Woman one is a way different interpretation of the character. I wasn't super-impressed by Superman Year One. Felt too much like a Hollywood reinvention made for the screen than an honest attempt at rebooting Superman's background.
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Old 04-16-19, 06:25 AM
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Haven't read it, but I hear the Wonder Woman one is a way different interpretation of the character. I wasn't super-impressed by Superman Year One. Felt too much like a Hollywood reinvention made for the screen than an honest attempt at rebooting Superman's background.
I read the first Earth One Wonder Woman GN and it was pretty much a movie script treatment in Comics form; in fact, one character (who became WW's side-kick) was drawn to look like actress Rebel Wilson and had her screen persona.
I did a little checking with my county library and I read the second volume, -I had actually forgotten and remember almost nothing about it.

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Old 04-17-19, 11:32 AM
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I read the first Earth One Wonder Woman GN and it was pretty much a movie script treatment in Comics form; in fact, one character (who became WW's side-kick) was drawn to look like actress Rebel Wilson and had her screen persona.
I did a little checking with my county library and I read the second volume, -I had actually forgotten and remember almost nothing about it.
Just read the first Wonder Woman Volume. It was interesting enough, but I didn't like the way they laid out panels on some of the pages. It made it very difficult to figure out which panel you were supposed to read next on many pages. The diaglog jumped around a bit out of sequence in time. It would have been best if they put those yellow blocked notions if they were going to not be 100% linear in their story telling. This is an issue with a lot of comics nowadays though. It gets a little confusing at times and you have to look back a page or read some panels to figure out where they are in the story.
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Old 04-18-19, 06:37 AM
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Haven't read it, but I hear the Wonder Woman one is a way different interpretation of the character. I wasn't super-impressed by Superman Year One. Felt too much like a Hollywood reinvention made for the screen than an honest attempt at rebooting Superman's background.
I definitely get the sense that they were writing these to influence movie script ideas. That seems to be where the money is these days.

Hell, I get that idea from the regular comics these days to. It worked for Johns on Shazam. Expect to see more of it going forward.
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