Earth 2 #3

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The all-new origin of ALAN SCOTT GREEN LANTERN unlike any GL origin that's come before! The debut of the all-new HAWKGIRL! And Jay Garrick, THE FLASH, meets his first Super Hero!

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jul 12, 2012

    Nicola Scott's art is really something special. She creates extraordinarily gorgeous renderings of these characters and what they can do in such a way that it all feels epic and on an almost cinematic level. One wishes DC could somehow clone her for every one of their books. In short, I'm enjoying this series more than I ever thought I would and it all feels so fresh and new. In a lot of ways, Earth 2 is the epitome of what is good about the New 52. This is how great comics are done, people. I give this issue a well-deserved 10 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 5, 2012

    For those of you who were turned off by last issues gay plotline or if you quit this title for any other reason, then youre missing out on one of DCs finest title. So good I read it twice. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Jul 6, 2012

    So far, so good with this book. Robinson and Nicola Scott have delivered every issue. This is quickly turning into the book I most look forward to every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 7, 2012

    I still miss "my" JSA, but this is an entertaining - if different - take on the classic, and so far, I'm glad to hang with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jun 24, 2014

    James Robinson and Nikola Scott have really raised the stakes with this improved villain, and I'm really looking forward to how these freshly-birthed Wonders battle together. Or if they even can! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jul 4, 2012

    Overall though I think there was more I liked about this issue than didn't like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 9, 2012

    All this wordiness may be a natural part of hitting the Big Fat Middle of the story"and at #3, we've definitely started hitting that point"but it sure sucks the wind out of a series that really needs momentum to stand as a world all its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 6, 2012

    The problem comes with the Green Lantern pencils. Scott mostly drops the ball here, especially with Alan Scott’s face. Look at the exchange between Alan Scott and the “power of the green” on page eleven. In one panel, Alan Scott looks normal, in another, he has a chin you could kill a puma with. The face is always just a little off, which makes it hard to get into what’s happening. I do like Green Lantern’s Earth 2 suit, so it has that going for it, which is nice. Earth 2 #3 may rush the GL origin a little bit and the art may be lackluster on pages, but overall I’m still excited to see where this series goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 5, 2012

    Nicola Scott creates some stunning imagery for the green fire that gives the disfigured Alan his powers. There's an amazing panel that shows Alan's pain and heartbreak while expressing his awe of the flame; it's all in the eyes. I know that advertisements pay for these things, but the ill placement of ads at the end disrupt what would have been a well-paced introduction to the villain. Here's looking forward to the Earth 2 graphic novel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 10, 2012

    Overall, it was a solid issue of the series, but there were definitely flaws, not only with the writing but in the way parts of the story is told. I don't believe that makes me like the title any less, but I do hope that Robinson's dialogue improves in the coming issues, especially since I'm pretty impressed and interested in the way the series is heading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Jul 7, 2012

    My hopes are definitely dashed after this issue. Too bad for the build up because it could've been more if not for the fact that DC Comics. Maybe I'll give Earth 2 another spin but really, they really have something promising here but problematic scripting definitely hampers this book which I am assuming would be the New 52 JUSTICE SOCIETY of AMERICA book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 5, 2012

    Nicola and Trevor Scott's art this week is a bit mixed. The Flash/Hawkgirl panels are fantastic, while the Green Lantern pages look like Alan is wearing Hollywood makeup and talking to a green screen, which I don't even know how they could pull off. Overall, I'm still very invested in Earth 2. Green Lantern, Flash, and Hawkgirl are enough to entice me to keep reading, and the promise of the Atom and more of Earth 2's (Solomon?) Grundy is too much to resist. Robinson gets a 'pass' this month on the character dialogue simply because the first two issues were so good, this may just be a hiccup. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 9, 2012

    For all my frustration with Earth 2 #3, it's still a title I'm really excited about. This reads like an honest take on classic characters, unlike much of the New 52. It just feels like it's all happening a little too fast and coincidentally for my tastes. In a way, Robinson is building a team in the classic Golden Age style, but is hampered by modern sensibilities. We want fast pacing, but not at the cost of development. This is where Earth 2 trips the hardest. If Robinson ever finds that balance, then he and Nicola Scott are going to have one heck of a book on their hands. It just ain't there yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 6, 2012

    The 2 in the title of "Earth 2" #3 feels especially apt this issue. The two halves of this book aren't working well with one another; hopefully future issues can bridge that divide a bit more soon. For now, this is a comic where its disjointed nature is working against it. Read Full Review

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