DC: Earth One is a series of graphic novels published by DC Comics. Each graphic novel is set in its own universe, separate from DC's mainstream universe. The series has been compared to Marvel Comics's Ultimate Marvel universe. DC Comics has announced two titles in the Earth One series, Superman: Earth One and Batman: Earth One. DC Comics has also announced that more titles are forthcoming. The series begins with Superman: Earth One, which will be published on November 2, 2010.
The DC: Earth One series depicts original stories focused on DC Comics characters during their first years and earliest moments, retold in standalone, original graphic novel format. The titles are set in a new continuity on a new Earth, and each title is created by renowned writers and artists.
The series has been compared to two other imprints, Marvel Comics' Ultimate Marvel and DC Comics' All Star DC Comics. DC: Earth One reintroduces DC Comics characters to new readers, unburdened by decades of continuity, similar to those series. A significant difference is that all titles under the DC: Earth One line share the same universe, like Marvel's Ultimate series, unlike DC Comics' All Star series, in which each title is set within its own unique universe, without a focus on reintroducing characters to new audiences.
Earth One titles
Two Earth One titles have been announced.
- Superman: Earth One, released November 2, 2010.
- Batman: Earth One, released in 2011.
- Ultimate Marvel - a Marvel Comics imprint preceding DC Earth One with a similar purpose.
- All Star DC Comics - an imprint DC had done with a similar, if not identical premise.
- Earth One at the Source, DC Comics.com