Earth 2 #17

Earth 2 #17

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Batman fights to keep Brutal and the forces of Darkseid from taking complete control of Earth! Beginning a new story by Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US)!

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Nov 6, 2013

    Tom Taylor, you made me happy today. Not only did the transition between writers happen smoothly (and possibly unbeknownst to some readers), but I found myself actually impressed. DC hasnt had a great track record with creative shake ups; I dropped Swamp Thing, Animal Man and Batwoman months ago. Earth 2 #17 is a thrilling book that will pull you back into the world of wonders. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Nov 7, 2013

    Tom Taylor leads of strong with his debut issue. The issue does not lose any momentum from the last. Nicola Scott does a tremendous job on every page and reminds you that this book is awesome. I don't need to sell this book to you because it sells itself! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Nov 6, 2013

    The biggest challenge Taylor faced in this issue was juggling so many moving parts as the heroes are scattered throughout the issue, recuperating from their encounter with Steppenwolf when last we saw them as well as introducing new elements, and having it all seem like a great jumping on point for new readers. To that end, theres no question the new writer succeeded with room to spare. Simultaneously feeling like a brand new beginning and a solid continuation to one of my favorite titles, Earth 2 #17 should put a whole lot of minds and hearts at ease, and hopefully touch a few new ones in the process. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 6, 2013

    After last issue, I really don't see anyway that this issue couldn't be great.  There is so much going on, and for this book it isn't a hindrance.  You care about every story that is going on, and the only thing that makes it hell is that in the end you have to wait another month to get more.  Tom Taylor makes a strong first performance for this book, and as always Nicola Scott's artwork reinforces why I'm a comic book fan.  By far the best title DC has to offer in the New 52.  Go get it now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Dec 9, 2013

    Despite taking place on a parallel Earth, it remains an exemplar of how DC should be looking at their New 52 properties, stripping them down and rebuilding them from the ground up. The heroes may come out a little misshapen, and miss the odd part, but they are all the more intriguing for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 6, 2013

    Earth 2 is a title that in many ways has sat on the fringes of the New 52, with its continuity barely touching any of the other stories. As this new creative team takes over, it has proven to be the title's greatest strength, opening up a world of possibilities for the ultimate DC sandbox. It's time to take second look at Earth 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 7, 2013

    Earth 2 is an incredibly entertaining ride. The freedom to create a world from the ground up has allowed it to be one of the most exciting, diverse, and entertaining titles DC puts out. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Nov 8, 2013

    Tom Taylor does a terrific job. Taylor carries the fantastic momentum of last issue's diabolical cliffhanger, weaving in a few genuine surprises of his own. Taylor also does a fair job of balancing the extremely large cast. Anyone fearful that "Earth 2" would become yet another Batman vehicle, rest assured that the series large scope remains intact. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 9, 2013

    Overall this is a great issue. The art is beautiful and Tom Taylor does a wonderful job taking over the series seamlessly. This is what I love comics that don't take place in the main universe for. Brand new stories in a brand new world where the writer and artist can recreate everything in their own image. The issue loses points for the concerns I listed above. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 6, 2013

    Theres plenty of room to fall into a nice groove and I really like where this title is headed overall. Its nice to see that, even after last issues reveal, there are still one or two revelations to be had. Its very, very clear that there are still plenty of cards to be played and Im still on edge with utter anticipation to see exactly how and what those cards are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 6, 2013

    For Tom Taylor, this is an honorable first crack at Earth 2. Even the setbacks are things that be corrected after he gets a few issues under his belt. Earth 2 has always been a fun ride. Its terrific to see that this trend will continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 6, 2013

    Issues like this are why DC really need to reconsider their "no recap pages" policy. It's not quite as accessible as it needs to be given the amount of new readers Taylor's name will be bringing into the fold. And really, all that would be needed is a few, simple paragraphs to provide some context for this war. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - David John Nov 7, 2013

    In short, Earth 2 #17 is a really interesting and fun niche book on DC. Not 100% new user friendly, but you should jump on anyway, the book seems to be heading in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 11, 2013

    "Earth 2" #17 is still a strong title, despite the changing of guard in the writer's chair. Nicola Scott remaining on the book is a great decision, especially with so much tumult present in the story. The duo do not disappoint in their first effort on this title, giving us plenty to look forward to with an ever-expanding cast of characters filling the pages. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Jason Motes Nov 10, 2013

    Even with a new writer, Tom Taylor, taking over for James Robinson, this book is still just barely managing to be average. The artwork is great, but the story is flat and unexciting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Graig Kent Nov 8, 2013

    I can't recommend it, and I'm undecided as to whether I will continue reading it or not myself (though Taylor nicely hints at what's to come after Dr. Fate comes out of his tussle with DarkSeups, and I am intrigued), but I wouldn't dissuade anyone from reading it either or mock them for finding this terribly entertaining. Read Full Review

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