Earth 2 #23

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Scott, Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

With Green Lantern resurrected, the heroes of Earth 2 go on the offensive against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips! As the heroes prepare an all-out assault, plans are put into motion for the Red Tornado to make one last, desperate attempt to stop Superman.

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter May 9, 2014

    For quite possibly the first time in this entire series, it feels like the Wonders of Earth 2 have finally made some headway. I realize this is strange as the Bat Cave is gone, Lois is in the clutches of Superman, and Red Arrow is rat food. But Green Lantern is back, and there is a distinct feeling of control at the end of the comic that can't be denied. I hope things continue this way towards some kind of conclusion, so the world can develop beyond the chaos that has been the main theme for the previous 22 issues. If you read the First Contact event, you might be wondering what part Power Girl and Kaizen Gamorra have to play in the upcoming drama. Hopefully, all will be explained next month, on Themyscira! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 7, 2014

    If you look at my other reviews for this title it's fairly obvious that this is my favorite, and there's a reason.  Every month this title gives us nothing less than a compelling story, interesting characters, and superlative art.  The idea of weekly comics gives me anxiety because the notion of me being burnt out and not wanting to read a comic worries me, but for this titles weekly Earth 2: World's End, I can't wait.  All in all another great book by a great creative team, go buy it, steal it, I don't care just make sure you're reading Earth 2. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 7, 2014

    While some fans may be getting a little frustrated with the slower pace of this series, there is no doubt that we are being led down a very interesting path. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm May 8, 2014

    Overall this is a great issue. Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott continue to collaborate well together and deliver and exciting story filled with death, destruction, and familiar faces.If you haven't been a fan of Superman's constant rampaging, this issue does a great job of pausing the destruction and jumping into the Man of Steel's psyche. This is definitely an issue you don't want to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith May 9, 2014

    I liked this book when it started, and I keep hoping it will got back to something approximating it. This very long interlude of darkness, destruction, and death needs to end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen May 9, 2014

    The pacing of the story is an unfortunate casualty of Taylor's slow-burn storytelling and Scott's bold illustrations. Earth 2 #23 is a transitional issue that seems intent on slowing down the title after several issues of big developments. However, Scott's large panel structure causes the issue to be an extremely quick read. Also, Taylor may have decompressed the story a little too much, as there are few developments beyond the aforementioned events. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy May 11, 2014

    This issue was a one of the more interesting ventures into Earth 2 as the series continues to spiral deep towards whatever madness Tom Taylor has in stored. Read Full Review

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