Earth 2 #11

Earth 2 #11

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Trevor Scott, Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 3, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

As Dr Fate emerges as the latest hero on Earth 2, what other heroes make a most unexpected appearance?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Apr 3, 2013

    Everything from Nicola Scott's art to Robinson's dialogue is magnificent in this issue. The story is organized in a way that will keep you turning pages, and leave you disappointed when you realize you've reached the end and have to wait another month for the next installment. Robinson does his best to ensure that he gives readers just a taste of all that is to come, and the result is pretty exciting. This is definitely one of the better issues in this series thanks to the way it is organized and the climactic moments that therein. I am definitely excited to see what Robinson has in store for us in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Apr 3, 2013

    Yet another solid issue placing Earth 2 at the height of DC Comics' New 52 line creatively, #11 is sure to please fans of old and new iterations of these classic characters. Like its preceding issues, this chapter is yet another example of how one can re-envision an entire universe after decades of stories and develop new concepts and echoes of the past that feel fresher than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 8, 2013

    Here's hoping for more of this and less of the first 10 issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Apr 4, 2013

    I can't find much wrong with this issue, other than the curious absences of Green Lantern Alan Scott and Hawkgirl, among others. By now, they should all be a team. It'd be nice to see them all in one book together, for a change. It hardly matters, though, since this book is put together so well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Apr 8, 2013

    With the arrival of Doctor Fate, DC Comics gets closer to introducing every member of the old Justice Society. After eleven issues, Earth 2 still sustains the momentum it had from its initial release. James Robinson's story featuring revamped Golden Age heroes is a wonderful read and Nicolas Scott's artwork continues to be spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 4, 2013

    It's fun to see Mister Miracle and Big Barda show up for that one panel, and in the grand scheme of things, these two were bound to be introduced sooner or later. I bring this up again because DC's mandate to make every April cover some shocking revelation just doesn't work for every title, Earth 2 being one of them. It very much feels like Robinson was forced into jamming the New Gods connections into Earth 2 #11 that could have easily been in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Apr 9, 2013

    The continuing origin of Earth 2's Dr. Fate struggles with the forces melodrama of Jay Garrick's big hero moment, and the WTF promised appearance of Mr. Miracle really isn't anything more than you already get on the cover. Actually, the cover also undermines Khalid's transformation into Dr. Fate as well, since you already get to see it before opening the book. This really isn't a strong chapter of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 5, 2013

    The world of "Earth 2" is getting so vast that entire issues now feel like chapters in an anthology. That's not necessarily a bad thing, mind you, but it certainly feels like I'm just not getting enough, despite the fullness of each issue. "Earth 2" #11 left me wanting more, soon. A lot more, like adventures with Hawkgirl and Fate and Mister Miracle, but for now, I'll just have to invest in some extra patience while I wait for the next enjoyable installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jason Motes Apr 6, 2013

    This title has shaped up from it's rough beginnings. While it's not groundbreaking or even what I consider a must-read, it's still entertaining with really beautiful art. I guess I would classify it as “Not a waste of money.” Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 3, 2013

    Orion had an unforgettable debut in the pages of Wonder Woman, but now the New 52 New Gods are just being unceremoniously thrown into DC's books. The gatefold cover reveals the arrival of a pair of New Gods within this issue, but their presence feels tacked on instead of being a natural part of the story. Their debut here might have bigger ramifications later on, but there's so much to worry about in this issue already that it's hard to muster any excitement for what may or may not happen down the line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannon Apr 8, 2013

    I wouldn't go so far as to say that the second arc of Earth-2 is suffering from the "sophomore slump," but Wotan hasn't really done anything, and much of the story is taken up by conversation rather than action. Still, I'm curious to see how Mister Miracle and Big Barda play into the next arc as Robinson is clearly setting up a showdown involving Fury and Steppenwolf. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 10, 2013

    In execution, Robinson seems to stumble at every step, turning what should be a fairly solid issue into an eye-rolling slog of a read, barely saved by Scott's artistic efforts. Read Full Review

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