Earth 2 #25

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Scott, Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

In this extra-sized issue, Val-Zod finally accepts his role as the new Superman of Earth 2 as he faces the twisted, brutal original Superman, who once protected the planet but now prepares it for Apokolips and the forces of Darkseid.

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 5, 2014

    This is one of my favorite monthly reads. It always keeps me on my toes and it is not afraid to embrace brave storytelling. Read this book! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 2, 2014

    I doubt this is a fluke, but Ill still hold off on declaring the book entirely back on track, but its definitely heading in that direction and I couldnt be happier. The other fear I had of it becoming just another Superman or Batman focused book also seems to have been unfounded as the original players are now back firmly in the spotlight. As someone who loves a good alternate Earth story, I couldnt be more thrilled to be excited about this title again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jul 3, 2014

    Apokolips' plan comes to fruition as Earth 2's mightiest Wonders and final chance for survival match off against the strength of evil. A beautifully drawn and powerful issue with some of the best artwork and action sequences I've seen from Earth 2 so far make this one of my favorite issues since the New 52 started. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jul 10, 2014

    The final page concludes the excellent art from Nicola Scott as they tease the match up of Val and Superman, with Green Lantern holding back the world from being sucked away. While Taylor delivered on the script, the true powerhouse of this issue was Nicola Scott on art. She brought her A++++ game with this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 2, 2014

    It seems that I gush over every issue of Earth 2, and let me tell you that this issue is no exception.  Tom Taylor just cranked it up a notch, and I was left shocked, and cheering throughout this book.  I could go on about all the awesomeness that is held within the pages of Earth 2 #25, but that's all you really need to know.  It's chock full of awesome.  Last month I was very happy with Eddy Barrows filling in for art, but even with how good he is I'm happy to say that Nicola Scott is back, and she just makes this issue shine.  Go get the book, and if you haven't started reading Earth 2 yet, how dare you. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 3, 2014

    Earth 2 #25 is a fantastic issue. It's almost everything that has been built up over the last year or so come together. Everything from the writing to the art is damn near perfect. Earth 2 #25 solidifies Earth 2′s status at the best superhero comic going right now. Action takes place on an epic scale and there is real character development. Right now may not be the best time to jump in but this issue is the best evidence to get readers to pick up the back trades. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 2, 2014

    Earth 2 could quite easily be the most frustrating book in the entire New 52. In the previous issue, Hawkgirl acknowledged that they all felt like they were meant to be a team, but weren’t quite there yet. So while this edge-of-the-precipice teasing has kept readers guessing since the beginning, the notion that this is still all part of an alternative Earth’s “Year One” is a bold move. However, with the Kryptonians poised to clash next month, one gets the impression that Taylor is set to sweep the old cobwebs away so he has unfettered access to the sandbox that he is currently building, demolishing and re-imagining sandcastles in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hero Nuggets - Val 'Brolossus' Benidze Jul 2, 2014

    Earth 2 #25 is a little crowded, but keeps a great pace. There's a lot that happens that needs to be expanded on, but nothing that can't be handled later. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jul 3, 2014

    Again, I really enjoy this issue mainly because it brings back Alan Scott, Jay Garrick and others. For the longest time, this title is starting to feel like yet another Batman/Superman centric title, and we have enough of that already. Earth 2 is at its highest point now, and it's really excited where the series is taking us to next. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 2, 2014

    Taylor also deserves credit for addressing a lingering flaw of the book by bringing characters like Alan Scott and Jay Garrick back to the forefront. For a while it seemed as though Earth 2 was becoming yet another Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman-centric comic, but this issue offers a more even focus and big moments for just about every major cast member. More and more, Taylor is finding his footing with Earth 2, while Nicola Scott's art remains as dependably expressive and cinematic as ever. A winning combination, in other words. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 7, 2014

    Since the beginning, Earth 2 has been a slow burn title. But also one of DC's most consistently entertaining ones. Tom Taylor does a decent, if a little uninspired, job of moving the series to its violent confrontation. However, Taylor does manage to find time for real emotions between the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 7, 2014

    Taylor sets up the grand finale of "The Kryptonian" with all of the major pieces in play. "Earth 2" #25 essentially serves as a roll call for the wide-ranging story's conclusion and gives readers a chance to remember what is so remarkable about each reader's favorite "Earth 2" denizen. This book has been full of world-building, which continues even as the end of the world comes into focus. The Wonders of the world are set to challenge that end, and Taylor and Scott are giving readers everything they could possibly want to soak it all up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sam Kittrel Jul 3, 2014

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the showdown between two Superman be realized, since it'll be the first large scale battle between two super-powerful characters that EARTH 2 has really had, and it's definitely “that kind” of comic. What I'm nervous about though is what comes after. Just like WORLDS' FINEST is getting a new direction, when the dust settles on EARTH 2, will it continue to feel like the better new parts of the New 52, or are all of our new actors going to take their bows in the same place as the old ones? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jul 10, 2014

    I've stuck with this through months of story that I didn't like that seemed to be going nowhere. We might finally be getting to the payoff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 8, 2014

    You can actually feel the tension beginning to coil as the story teeters toward its climax. We're about to see whether all the agony is worth what comes out of it. Read Full Review

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