Earth 2 #16

Earth 2 #16

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The war against Steppenwolf and the Hunger Dogs is overall hope is lost!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 2, 2013

    What an issue to go out on and what an moment to leave on. Again, the twist/reveal/cliffhanger is absolutely jaw-dropping, and theres no hyperbole in there. Even the Juan Doe propaganda-style cover is a thing of beauty and fits into the narrative and the story. Rereading the issue, Im already seeing plenty of hints that I missed to the reveal, so its definitely not a twist for twists sake, which is the hallmark of an excellent one. The entire tone of the issue as a superhuman war that looks more like the traditional wars that have been fought has been an interesting tone that the book has taken over the last several issues, and this closes that out perfectly. Theres plenty of story still untold and plenty of loose ends to tie up, but even as an issue, this was amazing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Oct 5, 2013

    Scott's art was fantastic and I'm very glad that she'll be staying on the book. I will say that as I read it, I realized that for a book that embraces diversity, the group that faced off against Steppenwolf was very male heavy and I hope Taylor is able to focus on more of the female characters (I think we can now see how Fury might become allies to our heroes) in the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 2, 2013

    This has continually been one of my favorite titles since it came out.  Even with this I wasn't really concerned with James Robinson leaving the book.  It had to happen sooner or later, but after reading this issue I can't help but scream out "Don't leave me James Robinson.  Please!"  But to compose myself, this is a hell of a way to leave a title with a bang.  Nicola Scott's artwork has yet to disappoint, and is one of the things I most look forward to when reading comics.  This issue is just a nerdgasm, and anyone who hasn't been reading Earth 2 needs to start now.  So run to the comic shop, and pick up the back issues just so you're up to date, so when you finally get to read this issue in order you'll know what the rest of us know.  This is one of the best issues the New 52 has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 4, 2013

    Earth 2 continues to be the hidden gem in the New 52 treasure chest. A visceral, smart and exciting series for sure. Worst part of all of this, though? Earth 2 #16 is James Robinson's last issue. **shudder** Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 2, 2013

    Probably one of the best examples of the title truly living up to its name, Earth 2 #16 lays out the full scope of this title and doesn't pull any punches in letting the audience know just how dire the circumstances are, not just for the heroes, but for every inhabitant on this war-scarred planet. That all of this is demonstrated so elegantly in Robinson's final issue on the title is both fitting and saddening. The dilemma he has set up for his successor is nearly perfect in design, for sure, but as I have said before in much detail, I will certainly miss James' commitment and touch to this series. Something truly special has evolved here, and we all owe Robinson a great deal of thanks. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Oct 4, 2013

    While it's certainly sad to see Mr. Robinson leave, the future of “Earth 2″ is just as exciting as it's always been. I eagerly await Tom Taylor's work, as well Robinson's upcoming Marvel and creator owned projects. Congratulations are in order for what has come so far, and best of luck to all! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Oct 4, 2013

    With everything Ive addressed and said, I have to say, Robinson will be sorely missed. This was a title I looked forward to every week, even with all of its strengths and weaknesses. It was great to see him take on the golden-age favorites again, but all the foreshadowing he did is naught. Still, Scott is on the title, so the transition will be easier, but Taylor is going to have a hell of a job following up on Robinson. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Oct 7, 2013

    Earth 2 has really amped up its game, and this issue is a good indicator of where Robinson plans to go with his story. Personally, I'm hooked. I love what I saw this issue, and I can't wait to see what happens in the next. Regardless of its narrative hiccup, the issue paints a broad picture of what's to come, and for the heroes of Earth 2, the future is anything but bright. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jason Motes Oct 5, 2013

    I'd say the pay off forthe last year or soworth of stories was pretty satisfying. The book stumbled at times, even disappointed at others, but now that we've reached our destination, I think it works pretty well overall. The art is just spectacular and the story was solid and surprising enough to keep me coming back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 7, 2013

    James Robinson has built an amazing world on "Earth 2" with a lot of help from Nicola Scott. As he leaves this issue, however, Robinson doesn't put the toys back where he found them, choosing instead to leave them scattered all across DC's sandbox. It's a damn shame the writer won't stick around and that readers were not afforded the luxury of a complete tale from Robinson. The final reveal of Brutaal, the remnants of the World Army and the mission of the Wonders is left undone, waiting for someone else to try and piece together the vision Robinson was so diligently assembling. Readers could finish the threads their own way, presuming they know the story Robinson might have told, but from here, we will only know what Robinson intended if he comes forth and reveals it himself. "Earth 2" #16 gives readers one last look at the enjoyable, growing universe Robinson and Scott have constructed before it shifts to the direction of a new writer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Oct 2, 2013

    Great art and an interesting plot twist isn't enough to lift this book to the next level. It's a shame Robinson didn't get more time on the book. It read a bit rushed, like he had to fit everything he wanted into this issue, and even then it doesn't feel complete. We'll have to wait a month to see how new writer Tom Taylor uses the pieces Robinson left on the board. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 8, 2013

    No matter how well illustrated, a mindless action issue is a mindless action issue. Even worse, the action doesn't seem to lead anywhere nor provide any plot development in between. Read Full Review

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