Reboot fever has hit DC Comics, who have announced a new line of graphic novels to debut next year, retelling the stories of Superman and Batman from the very beginning updated for new audiences, called Earth One.

The line will start with Superman: Earth One, by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis, and Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Not unlike Marvel's similar Ultimate line of new continuity (or, for that matter, DC's earlier All Star attempt at the same), these new books look set to try and create a movie-friendly entry point for curious readers.


Both books will debut at some point in 2010, which co-incidentally happens to be not only the first year of DC Entertainment, the new cross-media incarnation of DC Comics, but also the 75th anniversary of the publication of the first DC comic, New Fun.

DCU in 2010: Welcome To Earth One [The Source]