Earth 2 #15.1

Event\Storyline: Villains Month Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Yildiray Cinar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

As a member of Darkseid's inner circle, Desaad is the Apokoliptian god of fear and pain. And since being stranded on Earth because of the events of EARTH 2 #1, Desaad has looked for a way home. He has the means, in the form of Boom Tube technology, but could not power it...until now!

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 4, 2013

    This issue also succeeds in continuing the momentum of its corresponding ongoing series rather than stalling it. Levitz sets new events in motion that will have a clear impact on Earth 2 and World's Finest in the months ahead. Thankfully, not every book has to be swept up by Forever Evil or Zero Year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 11, 2013

    Anyways, this was a fine issue. Nothing spectacular. The Kirby wrinkle is certainly innovative but I wonder if you didn't know that was The King if you would be confused by the focus on this unnamed artist. Not as good as Bizarro. Not as head-shaking as Cyborg Superman. Better than Deadshot and Poison Ivy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 6, 2013

    While not a badly written story, Desaad's Earth 2 one-shot is terrifyingly unnecessary. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 9, 2013

    Well not so much a Earth 2 title, as much as a Worlds' Finest 15.1.  This issue left me way underwhelmed.  Classic (bad) bad guy, "I'm evil, I like pain, insert evil laugh, etc.  Seeing what we have had before in the excellence that is Earth 2, this clearly does not belong.  Sadly another installment of Villain's Month that can be labelled, unnecessary. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Sep 6, 2013

    So no, this issue is overall not worth the extra dollar. Get the regular cover and save yourself a buck if you're a Worlds' Finest or Earth 2 (or New Gods) fanatic, but otherwise, it's a pass. The story doesn't make a whole lot of sense. The issue doesn't serve a very big purpose in the grand scheme of things (we already knew the big reveals). And, unfortunately, Paul Levitz and writers like him need to lead the charge and either retire or just go the way of the dinosaur. They were good (debatably) once, but that time was long ago. Decades ago. At least two of them. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Sep 10, 2013

    Finally in regards to the story, and this may be because I have not followed World's Finest, I wasn't really sure what was going on. Desaad is feeding off the fear and emotions of others, and he's after a tunneler into different worlds. He's also investigating a comic book artist, for reasons I'm just not clear on. Overall, although I will admit I was lost for not reading World's Finest, I didn't expect to be lost as I HAVE been reading Earth 2. I wanted to like this issue as I'm a fan of this character from the old DC, but regrettably this book didn't give me anything to enjoy. And honestly, this book should have been titled World's Finest. I'm not really sure why it wasn't" Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 5, 2013

    Throughout "Earth 2" #15.1, Desaad wrings his hands in perverted glee as he saps mortals of their emotions, but readers have absolutely no connection to any of those mortals presented here, nor does Levitz provide a reason to care about Desaad's other deeds throughout this issue. It doesn't add, it doesn't detract, it just doesn't do anything except make me miss James Robinson's work on "Earth 2" all the more. Thankfully there is one more issue with his writing to cleanse my pallet of the hideous taste "Earth 2" #15.1 has delivered. While "good enough" might be acceptable for some of the products hitting shelves during "Villains Month," this comic is far from good enough. Read Full Review

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