Earth 2 #15.2

Event\Storyline: Villains Month Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
5.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Grundy hates green. He hates life, and he hates Green Lantern most of all! So what made Grundy this way? Find out in the secret origin of Solomon Grundy!

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Sep 12, 2013

    Regardless, this was an enjoyable book. Solomon Grundy was an excellent choice for an Earth 2 villain book. As I said before, I am curious to see if this character returns to Earth 2 when Taylor takes over. I have to assume he is because he's back and Taylor can't just ignore him. Grundy can literally draw the life out of the planet. We'll be seeing him again. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Sep 15, 2013

    This issue of Earth 2 was definitely a step away from the usual route of Earth 2 and it was a good thing. We also got one of the more freighting perspective's on an old character. The issue was a good introduction to this new Solomon Grundy but it didn't really go anywhere, it characterized him well, but didn't move him in any particular direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 11, 2013

    The meat of the story is meant to be in the flashbacks, but this material is annoyingly incomplete and truncated. We don't see enough of Solomon's (the Cyrus Gold name has apparently been retired) wife and child to care much about their inevitable demise. And these flashbacks end when Solomon is still alive and well. How he actually transforms from ordinary man to immortal zombie and avatar of the Grey is completely ignored. This issue would have been better off focused more fully on the flashbacks and providing a cohesive look at this villain's fall from grace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 11, 2013

    I think the books main problem is that it could have had half the pages that take place in the present cut and used to increase the pages that take place in the past. If youre going to explain a villains tragic backstory, it helps for the reader to be able to find some kind of sympathy or SOME way to identify with what the characters are going through, but as it is, everything happens too fast to form any kind of meaningful attachment. Its still an interesting origin story, and the art really deserves to be seen, but its far to scattershot to form a truly meaningful narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 13, 2013

    Solomon Grundy's issue wasn't bad, it just didn't measure to what it could have and should have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Hero Nuggets - Hero Nuggets Sep 14, 2013

    If you like pretty pictures and visual storytelling this is a good issue, otherwise only the true Grundy fans need to pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 11, 2013

    Well that was a bare bones issue. I think that this was the fastest I've ever gone through a comic. It seems that Matt Kindt phoned this one in. The artwork was split up betweenArt Thibert, and Aaron Lopresti which was good. The present day stuff was great but pretty much all there was was Solomon Grundy naked in the desert, and the flashback stuff looked like an issue of Tales from the Crypt. Now that's not a bad thing, but it didn't seem like there was much to it. Bare Bones. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Sep 25, 2013

    Earth 2 #15.2 is not an origin story. It is barely a read. Purchasing this one will definitely leave you with buyers remorse. Not even an amazing lenticular can justify this purchase. Although the art is great and really captures the character whilst depicting him as a major threat, the story is just lacklustre. There are no twists and turns. Like a zombie the reader does not even have to think in order to complete this read. At least they managed to incorporate the Grundy poem I guess Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Sep 13, 2013

    With little more plot to fill twenty pages than the nursery rhyme that inspired the lead character, Earth 2 #15.2: Solomon Grundy falls short of giving us an interesting tale for an already interesting character. If anything, it seems to unravel a bit of what made this version of the character so unique, and that regrettably seems counterintuitive to the mission of this month of one-shots. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Max Dweck Sep 20, 2013

    This was a book I really wanted to like, but things just didnt wind up that way. Its a shame too, because Matt Kindt stated at one point that Grundy was the darkest, most messed-up thing hes ever written, so I was expecting a lot more. The books cover looks nice and scary, but thats it. If you want some good horror, I recommend checking out this weeks Eclipso or Black Hand one-shots. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Sep 13, 2013

    I'd warn you that it's not worth the extra dollar for the fancy cover and to save the buck, but to be honest, just save yourself the entire cover price and pass. The story makes no sense, it's unnecessarily confusing and soulless, and to be quite honest, it's not going to matter very much longer anyway. I'm assuming that with James Robinson's departure from the already lackluster regular monthly series, it will be next up on DC's chopping block. Matt Kindt is a much better writer than Tom Taylor (the guy who wrote a series based on characters from the comics based on a video game), and he's slated to take over next issue. Go ahead and just take it off your pull list now. I know I will be. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Sep 13, 2013

    The one positive in Earth 2 #15.2 is the art of Aaron Lopresti. While it's not the most dynamic or exceptional art, Lopresti does draw very well. His Grundy evolves from skinny skeleton figure to menacing monster. His illustrations in the origin part of the story indicate that he'd be quite good doing the art for a horror comic. However, just as poor art can sink a good story, good art cannot rescue the lack of story or character presented in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 16, 2013

    Constructed to end dramatically, "Earth 2" #15.2 leaves me wondering why I need another comic book that adds nothing to the canvas of "Earth 2." The issue is a lot like drawing a moustache on the Mona Lisa. Some might get a chuckle out of it, or find "art" in the effort, but there's no denying that "Earth 2" as a concept gains no extra support or individuality from this piece. Read Full Review

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