Earth 2 #30

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson Artist: Andy Smith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
5.3Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

As the Avatars of Earth 2, led by Green Lantern, try to defend the planet from the forces of Apokolips, find out how these heroes became the protectors of their world and possibly its only hope for survival.

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jan 10, 2015

    I don't like how this book is taking on the role of sidekick to the more heavily-pushed World's End, mainly because the first twenty-five or so issues were so good. It seems that only once World's End has finished its run will Earth 2 be able to return to form " if there is an Earth 2 by then. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jan 8, 2015

    It's sad Earth 2 has become such a disappointing series. It has been one of the strongest series in New 52, and now probably one of the worst. Hopefully the series will feature some more interesting aspects of Earth 2, andbring the series back to its previous glory. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Myke Havoc Jan 10, 2015

    While not a complete mess, Earth 2 continues to weaken in the absence of writer Tom Taylor. This issue fails to feel essential to the bigger picture, but I suppose it does answer some questions certain fans may have. And it leads us right into the Avatars going into battle, which I can only pray is an astounding visual and visceral return to form. Or at the very least, a satisfying issue to come out of either Earth 2 or World's End, because as with Green Lantern: Godhead, the steam feels like it's beginning to run out and pages are being padded to meet quotas. I believe in the concept and the characters and sincerely hope for a serious about face in quality and will continue to hold out for it, as the potential is just too good to completely let go of. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 7, 2015

    This isn't the most successful chapter of Earth 2 since the current status quo began, but it's not an uninteresting read either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jan 25, 2015

    We're seeing less of the "re-imagined JSA" in this book, and more of what feel like detours and filler. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jan 12, 2015

    Any one of these stories on their own could have made for a better issue-filling origin. The highlight of the entire issue is Ken Lashley and Tomeu Morey's bold and dynamic cover showing these five new servants of the Parliament but, unfortunately, that's as good as the issue gets. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jan 14, 2015

    This title has ceased to enjoy a separate life. It is now a background series for its weekly cousin. As such, it does adequate service. But the stories are only acceptable, and the destruction of an independent series in their service is a tragedy. Earth 2 is being destroyed, but did this book have to die as well? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 7, 2015

    Everything about this issue just seems like it's thrown together because the creators realized at the last second that they needed origins for their Avatar characters and produced the most generic take they could on the story.  All the stories in this issue feel like they could have been placed in one of the many segments of World's End and saved this for an actual thought about concept.  I just really hate this title becoming the backup for the weekly series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    JBL Reviews Jan 8, 2015

    Just ok, and felt unnecessary.

  • 6.0
    Caith Jan 11, 2015

    I have given this title a chance. I really wanted it to be great. The artwork has NOT disappointed; that's definitely not the problem, that's why it still at least gets a "6" from me. With the New 52 reset, all of the heroes are fresh, young, and new, so we really didn't need that in the Earth 2 comics. I miss the older versions of the Flash, and Green Lantern. Maybe you don't want them to look like senior citizens anymore, OK I get that, but with everyone else being so young now, how about we shoot for a 50's age range.

    I also don't like the elemental, spirit of the Earth thing they got going on with Lantern and Grundy. It's too Captain Planet for me. I don't like any of the newer characters they have introduced. Espe more

  • 5.0
    Supes' soups Jan 7, 2015

    This issue felt empty like the cliche about chewing a zero calorie sugarless gum. It's something to do/read but you get nothing out of it. Honestly the best part about this issue was the cover. That's a pretty swell picture of Alan Scott and Grundy and some other random avatars we are barely introduced to and then instantly forget about in the actual comic. This title was once one of my favorite books but now with DC trying to sell weeklies so they can drain your wallet 4 times a month instead of just once, this book has become a shell of its former self. Pity.

  • 6.5
    MyNameIsNotJohn Jun 24, 2017

  • 4.5
    Redeadhood Jan 9, 2015

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