Earth 2 #2

Earth 2 #2

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• MR. TERRIFIC – Michael Holt – lands on EARTH TWO!
• Don’t miss the origin of the Earth Two FLASH – and the first time he uses his powers! • What could be a bigger threat to Earth Two than APOKOLIPS? Jay Garrick is about to find out!

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jun 7, 2012

    Artist Nicola Scott does a fine job of depicting Robinson's brave new world, particularly in the scenes with Mercury and The Flash. Scott's talent for detail totally immerses the reader in this alternate reality and evokes an appropriate sense of wonder that a book like this requires. Kudos to whoever picked her for this book. She's outstanding. By Robinson's own admission, he will be taking his time to build the team, focusing more on developing two or three characters at a time, assuring a quality title and making it a more-than-worthy addition to DC's lineup. I give this issue a well-earned 10/10! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Jun 8, 2012

    Other than the weird costume they gave Jay Garrick I'm pretty much happy with how things are panning out for the characters here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Talisha Harrison Jun 6, 2012

    The story was enjoyable and I look forward to the next month's issue which I will also review. However readers might feel out of place just like Mr. Terrific when he lands in Earth Two if they haven't read the first issue. You know that something has happened to the trinity of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman but you don't know the details and that's the only complaint I have. Robinson's writing has great pacing, and keeps readers invested in the story while Scott's art is breathtaking and beautiful in its descriptive illustrations of each character. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Jun 13, 2012

    I love that Earth-2 is a world that still has scars, both literal and figurative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 7, 2012

    All in all, Earth-2 #2 is a good book, one which builds on the first issue's bombast with character work and brilliant art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jun 17, 2012

    Oh crap, I may have just jinxed Alan Scott! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jul 26, 2012

    This issue was great, one hundred times stronger then the first issue, the characters were written in a way that they sounded real and the amount of cliffhangers and explosive art made this issue more than amazing, I have not one negative thing to say. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 8, 2012

    Still, a solid comic that keeps getting better. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 11, 2012

    This may seem weird, but even though we are only two issues in, I'm enjoying Earth 2 a lot more than anything in the regular DC Universe. Just like I have said about Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, the creative team deserves a lot of credit and needs to stay intact in order for this series to go down as one of the greats. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jun 22, 2014

    I really can't recommend this title enough. The artwork of Trevor Scott is as solid as last issue, and I've always believed Flash is the hardest hero to draw. The story is moving along at a good pace and one can feel a darkness rising in Earth 2 to combat these new Wonders. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 9, 2012

    Robinson is clearly taking full advantage of the blank slate given him, remaking the Earth with godlike strokes, with Scott bringing it into being. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Examiner - Robert Hulshof-Schmidt Jun 7, 2012

    Overall, it's a great read, well-paced and beautifully illustrated. It bodes well for Robinson's plans for the group in the future, earning four out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 7, 2012

    Of the recently released "Second Wave" from DC, I was ambivalent about this title. I'm keen to the creative team, but the heroes I grew up with were the Justice League, not their Earth 2 counterparts. Sure, I enjoy a good Justice Society adventure or All-Star Squadron tale, but my preference steered towards "my" Earth. With this book, however, Robinson and Scott celebrate the building of the world, giving both long-term and new readers just cause and ample opportunity to join in along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 12, 2012

    The art from Nicola Scott is hit or miss. Her faces are a little too one dimensional for me, they all seem to be making the same face or have the same structure. Where Scott shines is action. It’s tough to bring the illusion of movement to a character like The Flash, but Scott does it with great style. Her lines are thinner, so it helps make The Flash feel as though he’s real moving at the speed of light and beyond. If the story continues to be this good, Earth 2 could become a premiere DC book faster than you can say The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jun 21, 2012

    I'm really excited to see how next issue turns out as James Robinson has a lot to pull out of his sleeves at this point. Aside from the flame filled origin for this new Alan Scott, we'll also have the intros for the rest of the Justice Society to look forward to, and I'm really curious as to which characters he chooses to include in this new version of the team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 7, 2012

    Illustrator Nicola Scott does a fine job with the look of the issue, with The Flash zipping all over the place surrounded by an abundance of electricity. I like the design of The Flashs costume, with bits & pieces taken from different Flashs. The Flashs helmet from the Justice Society of America with a dash of Impulses (now Kid Flash) big boots, while still retaining Wally Wests & Barry Allens red & yellow signature colors with a splash of blue added. Plus : one in-your-face cover with The Flash taking out some filthy apokorats. Written by James Robinson (The Shade). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Jun 12, 2012

    I like the story, it is gripping, unlike my review. I'll give it… Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jun 6, 2012

    Nicola Scott does a solid job crafting Robinson's world, but the efforts of the inker and colorist do not do her pencil work any favors. There is a sense that some beautiful pencils lie underneath the heavy inks and uninspired colors. Still, Scott's knack for details immerse the reader in this alternate world not unlike how Dave Gibbons did in Watchmen. Scott and Robinson are deliberately taking their time to build a new world, set the tone, and create engaging characters, making Earth 2 a welcome addition to DC's lineup. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 6, 2012

    That said, Robinson and Scott are creating a new universe, one that's already far more successful than the Tangent or Stan Lee relaunches of years past. There are some rough edges to this book, some that editors Pat McCallum and Sean Mackiewicz would have ironed out at the scripting stage, but it's a decent sophomore effort. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jun 6, 2012

    While lacking the emotional punch of Issue #1, Worlds' Finest #2 is still a solid read. One that hearkens back to the DC of old, which ironically, feels fresh in the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jun 8, 2012

    Still, for all that's good about it, Earth 2 is not yet a series that I feel like I can love. For all that's different, and all the possibilities that are present, the book's style and narrative tacks a little too close to the typical, a bit too familiar. Of course, future issues and story arcs may change that perception, and the book may herald an opening for exploring different ideas in the DCU. But my faith on that score is quite weak at present. Although, at its very worst Earth 2 promises to be be a fun comic book that's well written and well drawn, and that is always welcome. Read Full Review

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