Earth 2 #0

Earth 2 #0

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Its the tragic origin of Earth 2s greatest villain! Dont miss Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in action on Earth 2!

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Sep 8, 2012

    Earth 2 is slowly becoming one of my favorite books from DC's line. I'm looking forward to the story and how this is going to tie into the yet-to-be-named Justice Society! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Sep 5, 2012

    There's not much else to say. There was nothing about this comic I did not enjoy. In my mind, Earth 2 as a whole is a masterpiece, but Earth 2 #0 will surely put it on the map! If you haven't read any Earth 2 yet, please go and read #0, it will surely be enough to convince you to continue with this series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Sep 6, 2012

    Artists Tomas Giorello and Nathan Eyring make this book really pop. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Sep 9, 2012

    Earth 2 #0 give us background on the man secretly in control of its world. Even though the issue is not a "required" read for the Earth 2 series, it is a must read. James Robinson's depiction of Terry Sloan and his motivations sets up his introduction to our heroes. Earth 2 is developing into a great storyline and this issue contributes to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 5, 2012

    Earth 2 #0 makes an already amazing series even better Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Sep 8, 2012

    This issue has me excited to see what else Sloan has in store for our current heroes in the Earth 2 dimension, as the final panel shows him plotting with drink in hand. Things are going to get hot on Earth 2! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Sep 7, 2012

    Guest artist Tomas Giorello provides some passable artwork that really finds its strength in the costumes and backgrounds. Anything tech-based seems to get the long end of the stick here, while his characters faces andexpressionsseem a bit off throughout. Also, he draws Superman's costume like his counterpart from the main DCU rather than the Earth 2 costume, which becomes a bit distracting, especially when Universe crossing plays into the theme of this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Sep 9, 2012

    Overall, this was an enjoyable if somewhat standard tale. The real point here is the "introduction" of Terry Sloan, who I fully expect to turn into the main bad guy, or at least one of the "bosses.” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Sep 5, 2012

    Although I did feel that there was a slow start to this book, I really wound up enjoying it a lot. It picks up a third of the way through and really sets up an interesting story, giving readers a different perspective. It also allows readers to choose; who is right in this situation? Is Batman being too much of an idealist? It's an interesting addition to the plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Sep 6, 2012

    The only problem I have with the story is that the reasoning for Sloane's name change to Mr. 8, rather than Mr. Terrific, seemed a bit needless and random. I'm also not really a fan of his costume, which is nothing special. He actually looks out-of-place next to the other heroes… which, I suppose, is the point. Otherwise, the designs and artwork by Tomas Giorello are all perfectly fine. He gives the characters the appropriate look, in line with series regular artist Nicola Scott's depictions. The cover by Ivan Reis is gorgeous. All in all, this is a great lead-in for future stories, as well as a welcome glimpse at the days before Earth 2′s new dawn of wonders. I give it an 8/10. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Sep 5, 2012

    The 'New 52' is still young, and this new continuity needs time to come into it's own as an established universe with diverse, interesting, developed characters in a rich, vibrant world. Robinson's venture in Earth 2 is fantastic, but the introduction of a new multiverse is really, really annoying. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate May 9, 2012

    All in all, this was my least favorite issue of Earth 2 so far. One of the most appealing things about Earth 2 is reading about heroes other than the big three and how they interact with each other. Plus their origin stories are fantastic. Luckily this is just a zero issue, so well be back to the regular events with Flash, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and Atom in just a month. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 5, 2012

    Tomas Giorello's style looks more painterly than the typical comic book, which saps the imagery of its energy. Given that a good chunk of this book shows flashbacks intercutting the main narrative, Giorello never gets the chance to show some decent sequential art. This issue boils down to numerous glamorous images of Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman using their abilities to fight monsters and the like -- which is no doubt the selling point of this book -- but it all comes at the expense of the current Earth 2 cast. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Jason Bowles Sep 5, 2012

    Honestly, the story read well and the art was good, but the simple fact that it was so unoriginal forces me to grade it fairly harshly. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 7, 2012

    This would not encourage me to explore Earth 2. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 9, 2012

    Of all titles, this one needed an origin issue and Robinson almost squanders it completely with a dull narrator and even duller exposition. The truly mediocre art doesn't help. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 10, 2012

    "Earth 2" #0 also falls into the zero-issue pitfall of being disconnected from events and characters in the current storyline. No doubt these characters will eventually converge and the current team will be seeing more of Mr. 8, since Terry Sloan sees something coming that is "an evil far, far greater than the gaudy hordes of Steppenwolf." There is also a cryptic reference to an eighth original teammate who Sloan refuses to name. Readers must hope that these potentially juicy tidbits develop into stories are not executed in the disappointing manner of "Earth 2" #0. Read Full Review

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