Earth 2 #15

Earth 2 #15

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Dr. Fate, Red Arrow, The Flash, Green Lantern and The Atom all fall victim to the Hunger Dogs of Apokolips as the war against the forces of Steppenwolf continues!

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Aug 7, 2013

    Thanks to the magical teamwork of Robinson and Scott, Earth 2 is one of the best books at DC. A lot of care and planning has gone into maintaining this series' longevity. Naturally, the change in writers puts a lot of those plans into jeopardy. The series' fate won't be known until later this fall, but one thing is for sure: readers still have at least one phenomenal issue to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 8, 2013

    Nicola Scott’s art continues to work in perfect harmony with Robinson’s words. Scott’s work is very heavy. Her lines are thick, the inks over them deep, and even the detail work has a certain gravitas to it. The shading is also key; it gives each hero a certain level of definition and power. Flash is lean, Green Lantern bulky, Steppenwolf’s main dog huge and overpowering. Add to all of this how she uses huge panels to allow plenty of room for the action, and you get another visceral shot in the arm from Nicola Scott. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Jacob Bryant Aug 8, 2013

    It's nice to see Hawkgirl again after such a long absence of her even if she is off on her own while all of her fellow Wonders are being slaughtered in Dherain. Readers that have been with Earth 2 since the beginning should be excited to see many of the breadcrumbs that Robinson and Scott left for us. Oh, and that cliff hanger only makes the wait for issue 16 seem that much longer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Aug 7, 2013

    This remains one of the best action-oriented comics on the shelf. The amount of depth and nuance that has been brought to these stories, despite the focus on massive superhero brawls, is commendable and almost unreal. This issue, minor complaints aside, stays on that target, still developing the Flash as a complex and nuanced character, showing a great repartee, both verbally and physically, between Barda and Miracle and even showing how two type-As like Alan Scott and the Atom can work perfectly together when push comes to shove. Showing characterization through action is one of this books strongest suits and its something this issue does so subtly that you just may have missed it. Which is a great excuse to go back and read it again! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 10, 2013

        This issue is kinda funny where we get a lot of new characters, and even ones who haven't been around a lot.  But not much goes on in it.  Being James Robinson's last story I kinda hoped we see more, but I'm not going to complain when I get Mr. Terrific, Red Tornado, Hawkgirl, Big Barda, and Mr. Miracle in one book.  This book has been as good as it has because of James Robinson, and Nicola Scott.  I really hope that after the new writer takes over, the same freshness that this title has maintained continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Brandon Stines Aug 8, 2013

    Though well-written, the book does occasionally fall flat in the execution of some of it's more anticipated moments. Still, it is worth a read if only for Nicola Scott's fantastic art and the organic nature of the storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 12, 2013

    As a fan of "Earth 2" since it was created in the '60s, I was hoping for a series I could love. With a heavy heart, I can't recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 7, 2013

    Don't get me wrong, I love superheroes and alternate realities and the New Gods, but I'm pulling out my hair trying to find anything to like about this book except the art. Do yourself a favor and avoid it, unless you want to wind up bald. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Jason Motes Aug 10, 2013

    The art, by Nicola Scott, is awesome as always, but overall it doesn't make up for the weak story. I was expecting a lot more plot development and despite all the action, it really felt like filler. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 13, 2013

    At this point, I'm just white-knuckling it until Robinson departs, in the faint hope that the next writer will be some kind of improvement. At least the art remains the only reliable source of strength for the title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 10, 2013

    There's just too much going on inEarth 2 #15. So many characters and so many plots are continued, established, or expanded upon that it's jarring when Robinson switches gears. Plus, each sequence is small, so a lot of info is packed into a small amount of space making it feel claustrophobic and stuffy to read. I really likeEarth 2, but this issue is a total bust. Read Full Review

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