Barnes & Noble Lists BATMAN: EARTH ONE as one of the "Best Quirky, Beautiful, Different Books of 2012"

Barnes & Noble Lists BATMAN: EARTH ONE as one of the...

By Alex Nagorski Thursday, November 15th, 2012

A couple of days ago, we told you that SWAMP THING, VOL. 1: RAISE THEM BONES and WONDER WOMAN, VOL. 1: BLOOD made AMAZON.COM’s list of Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2012.


Today, we’re pleased to announce that BARNES & NOBLE has released their top picks of the year, and making the list of “Best Quirky, Beautiful, Different Books of 2012” was DC Comics’ BATMAN: EARTH ONE.


In case you missed it when it hit shelves this past summer, BATMAN: EARTH ONE is an original graphic novel re-imagining the World’s Greatest Detective as a flawed and fallible young man fumbling his way through feelings of isolation by pinning them on a quest for vengeance. This Batman is no protector of innocents; he’s an angry vigilante with little interest in heroics, and with a lot to learn about the city’s mean streets.


BATMAN: EARTH ONE comes to you from the acclaimed and reunited creative team of #1 New York Times bestselling author Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank. Together, these two talents have presented a new vision of the Batman mythology – not as a caped crusader, but as a lonely young man lashing out at the city that robbed him of his family. In this book, Johns and Frank explore the story you think you know, but with new twists on the well-known origin, new interpretations of classic characters and a gritty, contemporary setting as the narrative’s backdrop.


“BATMAN: EARTH ONE is a modern retelling of the beginning of Bruce Wayne and Batman and it’s a look at the man more than it is the mask,” Johns told BUZZFEED upon the book’s release in July. “For Gary and I, we wanted to take a very human approach to these characters … you’ll see a very different Gotham and a very, very different Alfred and a Bruce Wayne who is not quite the Batman that everyone knows. He’s not very good yet, he’s not a fighting machine. He’s just a guy who is seeking vengeance.”


Click here to check out BARNES & NOBLE’s full “Beat Quirky, Beautiful, Different Books of 2012” list. Congratulations to all!