Earth 2 #7

Earth 2 #7

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Who is Hawkgirl? The secret is revealed! Mr. Terrific makes his first appearance on Earth 2 since he left our world! Don’t miss the aftermath of “THE GRUNDY APOCALYPSE!”

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Dec 5, 2012

    This is a big step up (at least for me) from previous issues, I think, because of Robinson's focus on the distinct personalities of the different characters in his series. The tone of this issue is definitely very different from previous issues. Up until this point, all the books in this series have focused heavily on superhero action, but this issue feels more like a spy-thriller. It's definitely an interesting change of pace, but a welcomed one. This issue veers away from the focus on the core "team" (that isn't quite a team yet) and leans on a different side of the story. Robinson has certainly complicated things and has made things more interesting and although the writer definitely seems to be approaching this issue slightly differently, it still feels like an EARTH 2 superhero-genre comic, just with a little bit more spy action and maybe a bit of strategy. I definitely enjoyed this change of pace and felt this to be one of Robinson's strongest issues thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Dec 9, 2012

    Earth 2 was getting on somewhat shaky ground with me as the Grundy plot went on, but this issue really pulls everything back together. This is one of the finest books of DC's New 52. Unlike most of those books, it is actually trying to do things that are new, diverse and modern rather than grasping to recreate the Silver Age or Golden Age. That's really evident in this issue as Robinson and Cinar take the time to look around the new world they are playing in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Dec 6, 2012

    Also absent from this issue is artist Nicola Scott, with the more-than-capable Yildiray Cinar filling in for her. While his pencils aren't as detailed as Scott's, they're clean and pleasant to look at. Still, I did miss seeing Scott's gorgeous artwork and I hope her absence isn't for too long. Other than The Flash not being in this issue and Nicola Scott taking a break for a while, I can't really complain much about issue #7. I only wish some of the other characters had appeared. (Where's The Atom?) This title still continues to impress, however, with Robinson's refreshingly traditional, yet clever, new take on DC's Golden Age characters and the beautiful artwork and sleek new costume designs. This issue gets a solid 9/10 from me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Alex J. Dec 8, 2012

    Earth 2 #7 shows the promise of a great story arc that will focus on a fair number of different characters. In it, we are not only given the heroics of super-powered beings, but also the age-old fight between good and evil in the form of the machinations of two intelligent individuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 10, 2012

    The story is a bit of a slow burn, but Robinson bolsters the pace with significant character moments and pleasant surprises. As much as "Starman" ever was Robinson's to shape and mold, this book (and its surrounding universe) is limited to the writer and thereby quite entertaining for the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Dec 6, 2012

    James Robinson is seriously making the stuff of legends here, with believable, relatable characters and world building that's slowly becoming on-par with the entirety of Earth 1. Whether you like the costume redesigns or not, Robinson has done a deft job re-imagining these Golden Age heroes for a new generation. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jun 25, 2014

    This issue was the calm following the storm that was Grundy's siege on Washington. Tensions are building both between comrades and rivals that may set the stage for the next arc. It's not a terribly good place to jump on, but you'll get caught up on most of what's been going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jason Motes Dec 6, 2012

    This series is a roller coaster for me. This issue was really interesting and solid. Others have left me wanting or have felt very trite and stereotypical. It's a real middle of the road series for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Dec 7, 2012

    Earth 2 has been an unpredictable and entertaining read so far, and this issue continues that trend. It's so isolated from the rest of the DC Universe (I mean that as a compliment), and the characters are so radically different than what we've come to expect, that it almost feels like it could be a television series. I'm thoroughly enjoying the fact that this is (for now) a completely self-contained superhero universe, and I hope it stays the course! Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 5, 2012

    Earth 2 has many elements that could make it a standout title: a world army building Wonders to protect life on Earth, fan-loved heroes getting refreshed and reintroduced, and a world where the limitations of the normal DCU do not apply. Yet for all that potential, the actual narrative remains as uncompelling as ever. There's a sluggishness to the telling that stops it from gaining any real momentum and from making me recommend this book to anyone looking for a great comic to follow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 11, 2012

    A dud of an issue with too much talk, too little substance, and too many narrative gaps. On the plus side, Cinar turns out his best-looking work so far, thanks to intensive support. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 11, 2012

    I prefer the close-knit group of friends and family members made up of people I like. I'm old-fashioned, but I'd hate to think comics like that are somehow out of style. Read Full Review

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