Earth 2 #18

Earth 2 #18

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The new Batman of Earth 2 tries to turn the tide in the war against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips, but even as new allies reveal themselves the planet trembles before its new rulers.

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - Val "Slavic Storm" Benidze Dec 5, 2013

    If you aren't following Earth 2, don't start here. Otherwise, this is a must buy issue. Simply astonishing! Earth 2 flies off the pages. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Dec 5, 2013

    Taylor continues to ride the chaos of Earth-2 and not stopping. I am really enjoying this alternate Earth and Taylor was the right choice for this book. The art team is amazing and continue to bring us the war for Earth with fantastic art. If you were to pick up one team book make it Earth 2 Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 8, 2013

    I feel really redundant praising this title month after month, but it's all I can really do.  This title is fantastic, and I find the more I read, the more I care about this universe's characters more than the normal DCU.  Tom Taylor was given a book when all hell broke loose, and is doing a great job moving the story along, and making us care about the characters at the same time.  So bring on Earth 2 month where we get 52 titles revolving around this universe.  Not likely but it's a nice daydream after reading this issue.  So go on and get it already. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Dec 5, 2013

    Of course, some folks will never like an alternate Earth. But if you thought Earth 2 would be a book worth giving up on, I would encourage you to keep at it or return to this title! It's still great! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 9, 2013

    Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott continue to make Earth 2 a hidden jewel in the DC Crown by constantly shifting reality and playing with the icons we love. Amazing stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 9, 2013

    With false starts to be found in all corners of the New 52, Earth 2 has become a terrific example of how these reboots should be done, by taking the barest of essentials from what has come before, emptying out the box and building it back up again from the pieces that survive the fall. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 4, 2013

    Taylor & Scott are cooking with fire 2 issues into their run and are cooking up one of the most unpredictable superhero books in comics. Earth 2 #18 is a great read for anyone who has been enjoying the series, and for anyone hopping on board because of Taylor's Injustice work, you'll feel right at home with an altered universe by his skilled hand. This is a well crafted and entertaining read and I can't wait to see this Batman and Superman showdown. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 10, 2013

    It's still a bit too grim for my tastes, but the story is moving right along, so your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Dec 5, 2013

    Overall, this is a great issue that has us asking for more. The decision to make Batman the main character might defeat the purpose of Earth 2, but it's still a great one regardless. Hopefully we get to explore other characters soon, or we might forget what this series is all about, and treat it as a Batman book once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Dec 4, 2013

    If you can get over the fact that this series has a storyline fairly similar toInjusticethen you will find a lot to enjoy. The art by Scott continues to be stellar and Taylor manages to make these alternate world stories his own personal sandbox. If you want some unique spins on old characters then check this book out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 5, 2013

    And it's definitely nice to have Nicola Scott remaining on board the series. She has a flair for both the dramatic action sequences (especially the Superman/Flash chase) and the stark emotions of Taylor's script. Even a masked character like Batman brims with emotion. This really is among the best looking books DC is publishing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Motes Dec 8, 2013

    And Nicola Scott's art, as usual looks amazing, so even if the writing were sub-par, this could be one of those books you buy just because it's pretty! This is shaping up to be a pretty solid book and rumor has it, that soon ‘Earth 2′ will be interacting with Earth 1, the principle DC Earth. If that happens, you might want to jump on board and get versed on this world in the meantime. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 4, 2013

    EARTH 2 has kicked up the level of action. We're now seeing more familiar faces and ideas which are interesting but also changes the vibe of the series we've had up until now. The feeling was there before but now there's a huge sense of having no idea what might happen next. Tom Taylor is flexing his writing muscles and there's no telling what changes we might see happen. Nicola Scott continues to give us the great art we're used to on this series. Seeing the different and new characters in her style makes it even more interesting. This isn't quite the EARTH 2 series you're used to but it's interesting to experience the changes that are happening. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Dec 4, 2013

    While Earth 2 #18 is not as great as #17, it is still very much worth the read if you're a fan of good superhero fare. Earth 2 is one of the better examples of superheroes done right. A comic that you wish was longer is always worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 5, 2013

    Despite a couple of missteps, Taylor successfully moves Robinson's story along and his direction of the book should placate readers who might have feared a downturn in the quality of the book after his departure. This is helped greatly by the art team staying put and continuing to deliver an attractive looking comic where the heroes appear decidedly heroic, and the villains, and heroes-turned-villains, decidedly villainous. "Earth 2" #18 is another strong issue in the series that satisfyingly examines a rapidly changing part of the DC Comics multiverse. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 6, 2013

    If you enjoyed Robinson's run, it's not too far off. If you didn't, you might still want to stay away. Read Full Review

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