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Geoff Johns and Gary Frank Announce BATMAN: EARTH ONE, Volume 2...via Twitter

We had an idea it was coming and they've confirmed it on their own.

These days when something comic related is announced, it's usually through a well orchestrated PR event. Sometimes it involves a bunch of creators sitting around taking questions or a pre-written press release with all the information and some preview pages.

When BATMAN: EARTH ONE, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, was released, we all had an idea a sequel would be coming. The first volume was a success on the sales charts and it had an ending leaving you wanting more. It was just a matter of time until a sequel was announced.

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Turns it it was announced...on Twitter.

Honored BATMAN: EARTH-ONE by me and the amazing @1moregaryfrank was chosen as one of Barnes & Nobles best of 2012! tinyurl.com/d8wukrb
? Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) November 19, 2012
@geoffjohns It's just a shame that there won't be a vol' 2....
? Gary Frank (@1moreGaryFrank) November 19, 2012
@1moregaryfrank @geoffjohns ...until next year!!!
? Gary Frank (@1moreGaryFrank) November 19, 2012
Batman Earth One Vol 1 has been a massive seller in bookstores and comic stores. Vol 2 is good news to all concerned. Even a brief cessation of hostilities...whoops....looking forward to it! @1moregaryfrank @geoffjohns
? robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) November 19, 2012
@robertliefeld @geoffjohns Thanks, Rob. I'm looking forward to getting into it. Geoff's cooking up a great chapter 2.
? Gary Frank (@1moreGaryFrank) November 19, 2012

As you can see, we are getting more. Chances are, Gary Frank has already begun working on it.

If you missed it, here's our look at the first volume. We'll have to wait for more information in regards to an actual release date.

Did you dig the first volume and are you looking forward to a second?

Thanks to Joe Charmley for gathering all this up.

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Posted By Cavemold

your welcome! it should sell well

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Edited By cc1738

I really liked the first one, so I'll definitely pick this up.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

Was there ever any doubt?

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Posted By Gambit1024

I'm looking forward to the Riddler.

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@Cavemold: Thanks, man! We were early-recording the podcast when you sent it.

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Posted By feargalr

Awweessoommeee

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Posted By Cavemold

@G-Man said:

@Cavemold: Thanks, man! We were early-recording the podcast when you sent it.

no problem!

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Posted By longbowhunter

I dig Gary Frank but the Earth One stuff doesn't hold much interest for me.

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Posted By cacarl

YES! Volume 1 was so good.

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Edited By JLDoom

Ive yet to read the Earth One volumes

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Posted By Loki2u

That seems like a silly way to break through a wall.

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Posted By Nerd Of A Hero

never liked volume one and might not like this one either, sorry

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Posted By theTimeStreamer

@JLDoom: read only superman earth one volume one. thats the only good one. batman earth one vol 1 was so bad. it was a book about how not to be batman/

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Edited By Fantasgasmic

Batman Earth One was terrible. The characters were jerks, but not lovable jerks, especially Bruce and Alfred. The art was mostly good, but the something seemed off, maybe just seeing Batman with visible eyes. But between Scott Snyder knocking it out of the park in Batman, and how amazing Year One was, I just have no desire see more of this universe… unless maybe it was Batman Earth One meeting Superman Earth One. That's aspect of New52 Justice League has been totally disappointing so far, so an Earth One book could satisfy that desire.

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Posted By JLDoom

@theTimeStreamer: OK, thanks! Although I'm still planning to read Batman: Eaarth one, just in case I like it

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Posted By JayJayCAW

bring on the Riddler and Batgirl :D 
 
I wonder if Bats:E1-V2 will hint at the Joker like Supe's has Lex, then instead of a Volume 3 they go straight into a World's Finest: Earth One :D

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Posted By BatWatch

I'm always up for a good Batman tale, but can somebody explain to me if there is some sort of catch to this book. I mean, is it just another look at a Batman origin, or does it bring something new to the table?

Check out BatWatch for News, Reviews, and Commentary of All Bat Family Comics.

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Posted By haydenclaireheroes

I still need to read Volume 1 LOL

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Can't wait! Volume 1 was amazing and I'm on the edge of my seat for volume two. Now all DC needs to do is find the courage to do Wonder Woman Earth One IMHO...

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Posted By redhoodnet

When can I preorder?

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Posted By Maxman3

I cant wait!!! I loved the first volume. I have no doubt the followup will be just as great. So long as Geoff doesn't pull a "The Dark Knight Strikes Again: but commoooooooon it's Geoff Johns we're talkin about. It has to be good!!!

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Posted By HushoftheWind

Batman doing his best impression of Jack Nicholson from the The Shining in the picture.

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Posted By FatihBATMAN

wuhuuuu!!!

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Posted By TheTmac

Must buy.

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Posted By entropy_aegis

@theTimeStreamer said:

@JLDoom: read only superman earth one volume one. thats the only good one. batman earth one vol 1 was so bad. it was a book about how not to be batman/

Agreed,it was mediocre the only good thing was badass Alfred and I liked the direction with Penguin.As far as Batman is concerned Johns made it clear that Batman is an idiot with a deathwish and fans justified it by saying it was a realistic depiction.

Newsflash for those guys,Nolans Batman is realistic too but he does'nt get his ass kicked by every Tom,Dick and Harry.

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Posted By JohnnyGat

They teased the Riddler. Which is enough for me to want it. Riddler is in my top 20 favorite villains at #17 and I want to see how people use him.

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Posted By velvetmeds

Nice, Volume 1 was really good.

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Posted By longbowhunter
@haydenclaireheroes said:

I still need to read Volume 1 LOL

Me too. Please read and review it.
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Posted By Roxasnelson14

Batman earth one was kinda good" can't wait

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@Maxman3 said:

I cant wait!!! I loved the first volume. I have no doubt the followup will be just as great. So long as Geoff doesn't pull a "The Dark Knight Strikes Again: but commoooooooon it's Geoff Johns we're talkin about. It has to be good!!!

I kinda thought Batman Earth One was only mediocre. If hardcore fans felt that Nolan's Batman was missing the 'detective' part, they aren't going to feel different about Earth One.

Also, while I enjoy most of Johns' work, not everything he does is solid gold. May I remind everyone his involvement of the Green Lantern movie.

And I'm just not a huge fan of Gary Frank's work.... I know there's no way to say it without sounds like an ass, but something about his style bores me.

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Posted By Dedpool

Love Volume One can't wait for Volume 2. getting Superman Earth 1 Vol 2 soon.

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Posted By whitelantern64

Wait, is Liefield supporting a DC announcement? I thought he was still really pissed off against them.....

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Posted By Stormbox

Awesome i loved the first volume

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Posted By FatihBATMAN

gotta read up on bats earth one now!! :D

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Edited By Spideycap

@BatWatch said:

I'm always up for a good Batman tale, but can somebody explain to me if there is some sort of catch to this book. I mean, is it just another look at a Batman origin, or does it bring something new to the table?

Check out BatWatch for News, Reviews, and Commentary of All Bat Family Comics.

It really is a unique take on the Bat origin. Im a huge Batman guy so I knew I would probably enjoy it even if there was nothing really new, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It has a tone to it like no other Batman, and in some ways is a better "real life" take on Batman than Nolan's.

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Posted By BatWatch

@Spideycap said:

@BatWatch said:

I'm always up for a good Batman tale, but can somebody explain to me if there is some sort of catch to this book. I mean, is it just another look at a Batman origin, or does it bring something new to the table?

Check out BatWatch for News, Reviews, and Commentary of All Bat Family Comics.

It really is a unique take on the Bat origin. Im a huge Batman guy so I knew I would probably enjoy it even if there was nothing really new, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It has a tone to it like no other Batman, and in some ways is a better "real life" take on Batman than Nolan's.

Interesting. So, how was it more real?

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Posted By Spideycap

Dont want to spoil anything, but the reasons he has for becoming Batman and the way people react to Batman just seemed more realistic to me.

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Posted By slade_wilson

Though i never purchased vol 1, it was a fantastic read. Gary Frank is an absolutely amazing artist.

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Posted By davidgrantlloyd

I think Geoff Johns said Vol 2 was gonna be like Riddler's 'killing joke' ... I'm getting it!!!!

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Posted By Eternal19

I keep hearing mixed reviews from hardcore fans and casual fans. Is it worth the read or not?

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Posted By Suprman

This book was ok. I do like Gary Frank's artwork for the book and I like the new interpretation of Alfred and the Penguin... but that was all I liked about it. My biggest complaint with the book was how Jim Gordon was written, that was awful. Johns simply isn't a good Batman writer IMO.

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Posted By DanteTheRedKnight

I'm a big Geoff Johns fan but I gotta be honest: Volume one wasn't my favorite.

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Posted By BatWatch

@Spideycap said:

Dont want to spoil anything, but the reasons he has for becoming Batman and the way people react to Batman just seemed more realistic to me.

Hmm. I'll have to check it out some time.

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Posted By RedOwl_1

I liked it, not as much as Superman Earth One (both volumes were better than it IMO). Kinda looking forward it, not much but still :P