Earth 2 #21

Earth 2 #21

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Last issue's major new addition to Earth 2 tests his new powers against the Parademon hordes!

  • 9.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 5, 2014

    Nicola Scott and Earth 2, Earth 2 and Nicola Scott. The two have seemingly become synonymous with one another much to the benefit of fans of this series. Scott has been the one constant element of this book, and it has helped immensely in keeping this book stable throughout its all-consuming creative shift. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 5, 2014

    This was an intense issue.  We step back from the heroes trying to save the day, and focus on how bad things have gotten, and are still getting.  It's a bit shocking, and even though we've been dealing with it for months now seeing Superman do these things continues to blow my mind.  There is so much going on, and somehow Taylor keeps things interesting on all fronts.  The only complaint I have is that this month the color doesn't seem as vibrant as it's been, and weakens the artwork.  Now I hate myself a bit for saying anything negative about Scott's work, so like I said it's the color.  So if you want a title that wows you month after month, go out and pick up Earth 2.  I'm not kidding. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Mar 7, 2014

    Earth 2 is great and all, but there are way more stories to tell and it's not enough to fit them all in one issue monthly. DC should really consider making this a bi-monthly issues or something, so we can get more stories out of this interesting world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 6, 2014

    Much of the issue's excitement comes from what could be, rather than the issue itself, which is its major flaw"this doesn't change the fact, though, that the issue is an enjoyable read and worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 11, 2014

    The highlight of this issue is Superman's battle with the Atom. It works as well as it does because Nicola Scott choreographs the scene to perfection, zooming in and out with each panel to tell the story. I hope she'll be staying on this book for the foreseeable future as she and Taylor are the real dynamic duo of Earth 2. If you've stayed away from this book in the past because it was not the main Earth continuity of the majority of DC's New52 titles, or if you left after Robinson departed the title, I'd encourage you to give this book another chance. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite DC books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Mar 11, 2014

    Reading this issue can be maddening, with each turn of the page thinking "these aren't the characters I know." Yet as the final page reaches it's conclusion, there is a desire for more. There is genius behind the insanity and mayhem Taylor and the Scotts have packed into this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Mar 10, 2014

    The series continues to build such excellent drama and is filled with action dread. Lucky Taylor dabs just enough humor onto specific characters so this book isn't completely depressing to read. Nicola Scott's art line work is simply gorgeous to look at as she makes the action sequences just as exciting characters exchanging dialog. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 5, 2014

    Thankfully, the most beautiful woman in comics has returned with her stunning artwork. Nicola Scott plays with the big boys and leaves many of them in the dust. Her pencils have the same main event vibe as Jim Lee or David Finch, but with more character, and a real devotion to facial expressions. Scott is bold in the action, but never sacrifices mood or backgrounds. She renders a complete image in each panel, which gives the entire story a feeling of immediate danger. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 5, 2014

    This is still a title that Im invested in and one that I want to see through to its end, I just wish that end were approach was a little more balanced. Obviously, no one can stop Supes or there's no storyline, but seeing someone slow him down would be a nice change of pace. Im hoping this arc is either a brief one or introduces SOMEthing new, because another issue of Superman annihilating random things and everyone talking about how they need to stop him from annihilating more things may be more than I can take. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 8, 2014

    I liked the way this title started. It'd be nice to get back to that someday. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 7, 2014

    Given that issue is "Part One," there's obviously some big stuff coming, but this issue doesn't provide any hurry to that larger story. Taylor and Scott do a solid job touching all the bases in this issue, but none of those bases are covered in depth beyond the evil deeds of Superman. Maybe it's reflective of the "Forever Evil" event and his approximation to Ultraman from that story, but evil Superman is wearing a little thin, especially in the shadow of Apokolips and set against the backdrop of so many other characters that have barely been given proper investigation. After all, "Earth 2" #21 only gives us a couple panels of Hawkgirl, a scowling visage of Aquawoman and minor dialog from Red Tornado. This is a decent enough introductory issue, but it is barely more than that. Quite simply, it's just another issue of "Earth 2." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 11, 2014

    One can only hope DC will eventually come to its senses and un-reboot the line back to what it was before. But I'm not going to hold my breath waiting. Read Full Review

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