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Old July 21 2012, 03:50 AM   #978
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

BritishSeaPower wrote: View Post
As going to start Batman: Earth One. I've heard mixed things, but we'll see.
I had to read it twice. The first time I was annoyed with it, the second time I "got" it.

I think it's okay. It's a very complete, even radical, reboot of Batman, which was the root cause of my annoyance -- things that I've taken for granted for twenty years or more were either slightly off or totally wrong. It's the polar opposite of Grant Morrison's approach to Batman, basically. Morrison assumes everything is true and makes it work. Johns doesn't assume anything and builds his story, his characters, and his universe from the ground up with no preconceptions.

The second time, the time I "got" it, I thought it worked. It read like what I think a Geoff Johns blueprint for a Batman movie reboot would be.
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