Earth 2: Society #1

Earth 2: Society #1

Writer: Daniel H. Wilson Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 9
6.5Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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The survivors of Earth-2's war with Apokolips find themselves on a new world, but can Green Lantern, Power Girl, a new Batman and the other heroes of Earth-2 create a new world that's better than the last, or will their interference and good intentions doom this world, just like the old one?

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jun 12, 2015

    Wilson, like the characters in "Earth 2: Society" #1, are all beginning to world build in this debut issue. They need to build a foundation for a new society on a planet that is supposedly barren and ready to bloom. Jimenez and Rauch join Wilson in conveying both the frightening and the joyous possibilities that come with exploring a strange land. Like the many ships with their unique groups of people that have arrived on this new planet, the possibilities for this creative team are endlessly infinite. They have created a first issue that is promising in story and spectacular in its artistic execution. This Earth is definitely worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 15, 2015

    I'm interested, but if thepresent is again interrupted by a long flashback, I'm out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 10, 2015

    Just as James Robinson, Tom Taylor and Marguerite Bennett excited by crafting something distinctly new in the sandbox, so too does Daniel H. Wilson. Elevating the notion of legacy superheroes to a global scale, this feels like a wild west frontier where anything could happen " and just might. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 10, 2015

    Earth 2: Society #1 gets the series off to a solid start that has me very intrigued to read more. Some of the spirit of the first arcs of Earth 2 has been rekindled, and this book is definitely at its best when worlds are being built rather than destroyed. Wilson and Jimenez are going to be a good team to take on this challenge if this issue is any indication, and I'm definitely in for a few more issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 10, 2015

    Holy shit, Earth 2 just went and got my attention again.  Yeah, a lot of us felt burned after World's End and seeing the regular Earth 2 book simply turned into World's End's companion, but this issue is very promising that we may get the Earth 2 book we've been wanting since Apokolips hit the scene and spit in our faces.  The story is interesting and the art is fun, so anyone who loved Earth 2 before but gave up, this might be something you should check out.  I'm certainly looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 10, 2015

    Ultimately, though, since this book doesn't progress tremendously far in its first issue, the real hook for Earth 2: Society #1 rests on the strength of its artist. This is a book that's really gorgeous, and best of all, it's apparent that Jimenez is only going to go up from here. This is a quirky new take on an alt-world Justice League, but thankfully, Wilson and Jimenez look damn good doing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jun 12, 2015

    Overall: This issue gives me hope for Earth 2, the same hope that was stripped from me by the lumbering World's End run. Seeing Dick Grayson as Batman, some mystery around Green Lantern, and the promise of a new villain waiting in the wings leaves me wanting to read the next issue as soon as possible. That's the highest compliment I think you can give the creators of a serial. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jun 13, 2015

    Earth 2, the new Earth 2, is a world cobbled together from a lot of odds and ends. Now, that isn't to say it's necessarily poorly constructed. I have known thrown-together arrangements to last for years. Nations that have endured for centuries started as arbitrary groupings of disparate territory lumped together by the exigencies of war and deal making. Still, this particular exercise in world building seems more akin to sewing a quilt than painting a landscape. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Jun 12, 2015

    As much as I wish that the Earth 2 gang would have ended up on New Earth so we could get a JSA again it's okay that they get their own earth again because we know we will be seeing them again in future storylines. And anyone who doesn't love that Dick's Batman costume has the Disco Dick era Nightwing colors cannot be called a true Dick Grayson fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 11, 2015

    This series offers a welcome change of pace for the characters and a more streamlined story after all the flash and pizzazz of Earth 2: World's End. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 10, 2015

    The first issue might be helped if you have read what's come before previously, but there's tons of potential here. The series sets up what will potentially be cool to see, a comic and world that's actually being built from the ground up. While I'm not totally jumping up and down yet, there's lots to go off of, and where it goes from here will be key. This could be a sleeper, that pays off after a bit, the first issue though is a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jun 12, 2015

    As mentioned in previous reviews, I began to lose interest in this book when James Robinson left and only stuck around for the conclusion of the Superman Returns storyline. I checked out a couple of Worlds End (feel free to look for the reviews) and despite my reticence with the whole tie-in element of Convergence, I enjoyed the main issues. It's good to see something as strong as this book come out the much maligned Earth 2 characters. All this book needs now is a period of stability to bed in these characters in their new world. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jun 12, 2015

    What I like about Earth 2 titles before are the interactions, and team works of the characters. This issue hardly has that at all, and I really miss the team play. Earth 2 books are not the same anymore, and I'm not sure if I like that. The book is pretty okay so far, and I will give it another try next month. Hopefully it picks up though, as I really don't want to drop my long love for Earth 2. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Aaron Clutter Jun 25, 2015

    Sloan has more firepower than anyone on Earth 2 and someone has him scared out of his mind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jun 10, 2015

    Earth 2 Society was a mixed bag of treats, there were aspects of it that have me excited for the direction of the book, and most of my concerns will most likely be corrected. Finally for the love of God, can Dick Grayson just have his son back already? Least this time I'll only have to see him bring that up once a month. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jun 20, 2015

    It's an interesting idea, building a new world mostly from scratch. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jun 16, 2015

    Earth-2 Society #1 was a disappointing read that failed to capture on the potential that Convergence offered DC. Wilson's story was simply average. This issue offered up nothing more than what DC was dishing out with the old New 52 Earth-2 title. If Convergence and the subsequent DCYOU campaign was designed to bring lapsed readers back into the fold then Earth-2 Society #1 certainly failed in that endeavor. I would recommend this issue only to readers who were already buying the old New 52 Earth-2 title. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jun 12, 2015

    I really want to see these characters, who are interesting by and large, get a story in which they resonate enough to take purchase, but so far they're coming with too ugh clunky baggage to really grab my interest. If the series is going to succeed, the creative team needs to streamline, simplify and focus on introducing the characters and concepts much more effectively. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Jun 10, 2015

    Not a bad book, but just completely uninteresting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 11, 2015

    Earth 2: Society #1 is the first (and hopefully only) bad new book DC Comics launched in their new program. The story is lackluster and barebones. The artwork is nice but has little to work with considering the forgettable writing, and even though it is intentional by the writer, there's barely any characterization going on here. With so many new comics and new creative teams that DC is putting forth, there are much better things you could be spending your money on this month if you need your superhero fix. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 14, 2015

    So once again, with sadness, I'm walking away from a JSA comic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 13, 2015

    This issue fails to build on the new chance that was give Earth 2 at the end of Convergence. Its eschewed the hopefulness found in Convergence and thrown the Earth 2 characters back into the fire. Even the landing of the refugees on new Earth 2 is turned into a tragedy. It doesnt really feel like a new chance, but rather another story of a doomed planet. 2 . Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Jun 11, 2015

    Earth 2 Society is in a sorry state. It's led by the worst elements of Earth 2 World's End. Dick Grayson does not make for a unique protagonists and this issue doesn't sell him as a lead. The artwork is sloppy to the point it risks breaking the narrative. With DC's goal to diversity its output, it's a shame to see this diverse cast be sidelined for another Batman. Read Full Review

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