Batman: Earth One is a take it or leave it book and I think I would ultimately leave it. Following the success of Superman: Earth One, DC tried to do the same thing with Batman but, in my opinion, it fell on its face. While J. Michael Straczynski helms Superman: Earth One, Geoff Johns helms Batman: Earth One. There are two many changes made for the sake of change, not because they made the story better.
Batman: Earth One does show more humanity and personality than some dark knight tales, but it just doesn’t have much going for it to make you care beyond that. The art was good even if some of the design style looked a bit campy. The ultimate failing came down to the dark attitude and the attitude of Bruce Wayne’s character. The best part was the inclusion of Lucius Fox.