Earth 2 #20

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Barry Kitson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
6.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Superman's plans for Earth 2 finally come to light as Batman, Hawkgirl and Red Tornado join a new ally who could turn the tide in the war with Apokolips.

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 5, 2014

    Is there some secret recipe to making Earth 2 great?  Did James Robinson, and now Tom Taylor have the Colonel's secret recipe for comics?  Some sort of eleven herbs of magic, because this title just continues to wipe the floor with everything else out there right now.  Only thing I'm missing is Nicola Scott's artwork, but lets face it.  She spoiled us, and nothing will look as good when compared, but Kitson, and Rocha do a fine job of filling in, but it's just not Scott's.  Taylor is doing a great job of throwing us small tidbits, and answers to keep us satisfied as the story continues, and unraveling this new world and the people that encompass it each issue.  Wow I love this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 5, 2014

    This issue takes a bit of a hit from the fact that Nicola Scott isn't on board. Luckily, Barry Kitson and Robson Rocha do a solid job of filling in. Kitson handles the bulk of the issue, nearly matching Scott's ability to blend dynamic action with expressive character interaction. And Rocha brings a detailed, sinister touch to the Superman scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Feb 5, 2014

    Overall Earth 2 #20 is a very good comic. The conversation between Lois Lane and Val felt authentic. Dr. Fate is still completely off his rocker and it makes for good humor. I can't wait for the next part of this arc as we inch closer to a final big battle that will no doubt raise more questions than answers. Tom Taylor is crafting a fantastic story that cannot be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Feb 5, 2014

    After the annual fell flat, it seemed that Earth 2 would be on steady decline, but Taylor has proven that the misstep wasn't a pattern and that the series has gotten back to its usual quality. By taking this issue to give everyone a breather, Taylor allowed these characters to breathe and set themselves up for interesting stories in the near future. Let's see what he can do with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 10, 2014

    There's a lot of potential that's going untapped with Earth 2, as Tom Taylor has a murderer's row of characters that aren't bound by continuity or crossover edicts to dictate their status quo. But his pacing still has a ways to go - he has so many good ideas and even more superheroes to choose from, and by trying to cram them all in he doesn't do justice to any of them. Earth 2 may be a diamond in the rough for DC Comics, but it can - and should - be one of its crown jewels. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Feb 5, 2014

    Im not willing to write off Earth 2 yet by a longshot, this is one decent issue against three good-to-great ones, but Id like to see it get back on track and focus on either bringing the team to bear or even starting to strike back. There are still a few players whove yet to enter the arena, so Im still anticipating more goodness out of this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Feb 19, 2014

    Well, we know who Red Arrow is, and the heroes are almost all in the same place now. Hopefully they will get themselves together and DO something soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Motes Feb 9, 2014

    This series has stepped up since Tom Taylor took over scripting it. Things are really coming together and this book is more engaging than it was under James Robinson. I would like to see more of the initial cast, including Green Lantern and The Flash, but… the fact that this is a down-played issue focusing on sideline characters, it was still interesting and engaging. The art was nice as well. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 11, 2014

    I really, really, really want to like this series, and I'm even ready and willing to like Taylor's scripting, but the plot proves to be too obstructive for even goodwill to overcome. Read Full Review

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