The much maligned Earth-One line of original hardback alternative universe takes on some of DC Comics’ bigger stars may just have got a jolt in the arm with the announcement of a release date for Batman: Earth One Vol. 3 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Or, it could be a question of clearing house and releasing a title that should have come out a good while ago, really. After all, the first volume of this trilogy came out back in 2013, with the follow up volume released in 2015, after being initially postponed.
I get the feeling while this is a press release putting great spin on this story, it’s more a question of releasing what’s left of Johns’ scripts at DC Comics and maybe even ending down Earth-One.
But for those still interested in this sideline, here’s what to expect when it comes out next summer:
“Balancing his two lives, Bruce Wayne must find the truth with the help of his growing network of agents, including Alfred, Jim Gordon, Waylon “Killer Croc” Jones, and the savvy new Catwoman. However, Bruce finds himself distracted by the seemingly impossible return of another figure believed dead — his grandfather, Adrian Arkham. He must also comfort his longtime friend, Gotham City Mayor Jessica Dent, who is scarred both physically and mentally from her experience with the Riddler which resulted in the gruesome death of her brother.
But Harvey seems to be back, plotting revenge on a city he proclaims to be guilty. And when Batman discovers the truth to these many mysteries, his entire world starts to unravel…”
Batman: Earth One Vol. 3 will be published by DC on June 8th, 2021, and is written by Geoff Johns with art by Gary Frank, Jon Sibal and Brad Anderson.