Earth 2: Society #3

Earth 2: Society #3

Writer: Daniel H. Wilson Artist: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
6.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

The utopic society of Earth-2 begins to show cracks as the new world reacts to the assassination plot thats left a huge power vacuum on the planet. Which hero can step up to fill the void?

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Aug 13, 2015

    I'm glad that Wilson has since steered away from Batman and has begun diving into the rich roster of the Society. I have no issue in saying that this was the best issue of Earth 2 in a long while. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 13, 2015

    It's a poignant character study that simultaneously emphasizes the chaos that holds sway over Earth 2 as its people struggle to build a new world from the ashes of the old. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Aug 16, 2015

    Earth 2 Society has one of the most intriguing and diverse casts of any mainstream superhero book, it just has to consistently make use of that diversity in order to make it a great book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 12, 2015

    A book that Im still on the fence about, but leaning toward satisfaction, Earth 2: Society is perhaps a slow build or a bit of a jumble, but it wont be clear which until a few more issues in. Im willing to hang tight and keep reading, if only to visit with some of my favorite characters and cheer for their survival. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 12, 2015

    While this series still might not get you all excited about the future of Earth 2, it does manage to be a decent read that gives fans of these characters a speck of hope that this might become the series they've wanted.  On top of that hopeful hope, we also had a issue that had great art all the way through.  Even though I've said this so many times before from series rocking the Earth 2 brand, I'm one of those hopeful fans and I really want to like this series and I'd like to think that this is the first step towards that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Aug 12, 2015

    Earth 2: Society #3 is certainly not for everyone, but is very unique in its own existence. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 14, 2015

    This issue finally hit upon what could drive this book- character. These Wonders all have a story to be told. With more issues like this, Earth 2: Society could quickly launch to the best in the line, however the labyrinthine and stygian plot in the year after planetfall time frame are holding back the title from breaking out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Aug 14, 2015

    Serving more as a look into the struggles of Lois as she acclimates to her new world, this issue acts as an interesting character study and not much more. We learn nothing that we didn't know from last issue, so while the "one year ago" segments show the promise of an interesting story, the "present day" plot feels lacking and empty. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Aug 13, 2015

    I have watched this entire franchise start with so much promise only for it to crash and burn due to mismanagement and just really dull and overdone plots. Sure, Wilson does introduced some interesting science fiction concepts in building this new world, but as we have seen over the last year, DC editorial doesn't hesitate to literally blow up all of that, so why should I care? This book may have some technical strengths, but it is representative of some very bad habits in the Big 2 world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Yahya Aug 12, 2015

    This series has received unjustified criticism from some reviewers who were invested in the Convergence event last June which clouded their judgement when looking at this fresh new direction from Daniel Wilson and co. What is certain though is that this series, in particular the first arc, will gain much more focus when read as a trade instead of the single issues format. Since it'll serve an introductory package for readers who will meet the discover the fate of old and new faces and their respective memories and flashback sequences. Like in this issue when Daniel H. Wilson gave us the background tale of Lois Lane (Red Tornado) and her struggle with her city, past, and present in a heartwarming short story about a separated family within this new world. Lane uses her tracking powers to relocate a father with his wife and daughter which ushers a new hope for our estranged heroine. This happens when Lois, Val-Zod, and Kara join Batman (Dick Grayson) in his fight against Terry Sloan who activated a mysterious energy cube knows as the Source Vault. Sloan's incentive was protecting "his new world" from a mysterious traitor which drove him to such extreme measures. The battle ends when the Green Lantern (Alan Scott) contained the cube's energy from effecting the planet. One of the surprising conclusions was the apparent death of Terry Sloan and the provocative disappearance of Superman and the Source Vault from the battle scene. Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez handle the art duties and they keep producing great scenary in every issues from the battle scenes, character postures, and the lush backgrounds. Like I said st the start, this series requires patience and hopefully with time the shift will focus on the present events once the catching up flashbacks make their impact.

  • 8.0
    FuzzyCracker Aug 12, 2015

    It'll probably read better in a trade, but it's slowly coming together. The main things going against this book are its large roster, and its ties to World's End and Convergence.

  • 4.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 17, 2015

    Feels superficial and detached from what made the last series great (most of it).

  • 10
    Cefernina Aug 15, 2015

  • 7.5
    MyNameIsNotJohn Jun 8, 2017

  • 7.0
    MichaƂ Dziewit Aug 13, 2015

  • 5.5
    666nashville Nov 12, 2015

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