DC made some big news when they rebooted their entire line back in September, and the gamble has paid off as their new books have been a rousing success. It was recently revealed that a few of those books would soon be nearing their end, with a second wave of titles being slated for May. DC Comics released the Jim Lee Character design for Batman of Earth 2, a title that will be part of this second wave of books. As well as some details revealed to The Source on the kind of new Batman we will be dealing with.

“Who will Batman kill to save his own daughter?” asks EARTH 2 editor Pat McCallum. “Right out of the gate that should tell you we’re dealing with a different kind of Dark Knight here. More ruthless, dangerous…the costume is familiar and yeah, there is a Wayne under the mask, but we’re looking at a man desperate to save the only family he has left. EARTH 2 is about to become a very bad place to be a bad guy.”

Does the costume look familiar to you? And by “A Wayne under the mask” do you think Pat McCallum meant Bruce or perhaps his father? Being that the costume reminds me of Flashpoint Batman, I wouldn’t be surprised if that is Thomas Wayne under the cowl. How interesting would it be to see Bruce’s father return to the Bat Mantle? Stay tuned for DC’s Second Wave coming in May to find out more. Keep checking Comic Booked for new details before then.