Earth 2 #5

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

Its the final showdown with GRUNDY! The Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and The Flash take on Grundy and the militarys hero, The Atom! The Green Lantern makes a choice that will change the course of Earth 2 forever!

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Oct 4, 2012

    This issue had it all. Great characterization and writing by James Robinson, tons of action, plenty of drama, and beautiful art by Nicola Scott. Each character has their own distinct personality. For instance, The Flash is an eager-to-please idealist, Green Lantern is resolute and stoic, Hawkgirl is hot-tempered and feisty, The Atom is cantankerous and sarcastic. You get the idea. Right from the beginning, this series had heart. This particular issue added soul. I can't give it anything lower than a 10/10. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 4, 2012

    Ultimately, what were left with is an issue that moves the plot forward, gives the reader more details to ponder than when she started, and more than anything else, continues to lay out key differences between this brand new world and the one were more used to occupying in the DC Universe. Im on my third read of #5 in a single day, and Im pretty sure Ill be flipping through it a few more times before the week is up a pretty great return on a $3 investment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Oct 9, 2012

    We also got some great action panels after The Atom turns on the other heroes per order of the Council. Seeing Flash get some confidence about him was a nice touch. His power doesn't inspire the type of bravado one would associate with a Superman, but nonetheless, he jumps into the fray head first after an instant of hesitation. Seeing him work his way around a giant sized Atom were easily my favorite panels of the book. The art for this book has been some of the best and underrated in the New 52, it really deserves some praise here. The inks and colors by Trevor Scott and Alex Sinclair have been top notch. I was never big on JSA, but this book has me rethinking that. I'm hoping in the future we will see them take on the team name as well. If you aren't reading Earth 2 you might want to make some room on your pull list. It keeps getting better with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 7, 2012

    I like it enough to stick with it for now - but only just. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 3, 2012

    I won't say this was Robinson's best issue. I think it was really great, but not his best. While the pacing was good, and the way he managed to balance the two ongoing stories was good, I didn't feel like I cared much about Terry Sloan's character. I just don't find him interesting in this issue. I really liked the introduction to Amir Khan, however, and I am definitely looking forward to seeing how this Council plays into the politics on Earth 2. Readers also get a little bit more information about Hawkgirl. Since the start of this series, her character hasn't really been the focal point of the book; so it was nice to see Robinson slip in a bit of information about her character in this issue as well as establish a prior relationship between her character and the Atom. I am definitely looking forward to seeing this team come together, and I think this is a great start to the creation of a new team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 7, 2012

    You may find yourself bothered, perhaps even a little offended, by the mimicking plotlines in this issue, but otherwise, Robinson and Scott deliver a superhero comic that easily matches and surpasses every team book DC's putting out now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 8, 2012

    "Earth 2" is a title that seemed to suffer a bit from Zero Month as it interrupted the flow of James Robinson's story, but with that now in the past, Robinson's narrative resumes, pitting Green Lantern against Grundy and forging relationships among the other Wonders in this title. The greatest benefit to the zero issue is that the creative team got a reprieve, so this issue offers up sparkling visual consistency throughout the book. "Earth 2" #5 wound up an unexpected success, and the teases Robinson provides in this issue serve to further enhance the world. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Oct 6, 2012

    An excellent cliffhanger ending helps Earth 2 retain some of its momentum. Still, Robinson's handling of dialogue leaves much to be desired, and this issue doesn't provide enough new developments to distract from that common flaw. Doing all this at the same time of Rotworld casts a shadow over it as well, making this one of the weaker issues of what still at least remains a good series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Oct 8, 2012

    Just as Geoff Johns worked on making the Justice League come together in his first arc, James Robinson is attempting to recreate the Justice Society of America. I'm interested to see some of the other Earth 2 characters, but the newness of the world is starting to wane. I want so badly to be interested, but the stagnant nature of this arc is killing its initial flow. I hope Robinson can turn it around with Issue #6 " plus, I want to see the new Red Tornado. That alone may be worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Oct 5, 2012

    Unfortunately, it's issues like these that often make me feel that I may have outgrown this genre. The first issues of Earth 2 were very promising, and while I know that this is the New 52 reboot and an alternate universe, it lacks the freshness of the earlier issues and leaves a bitter “been there, done that” taste to mince on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Oct 10, 2012

    Hopefully this series can pick itself back up after this opening arc. I gave Justice League the same college try with its opening story and though I dropped the title after six issues, word of mouth has said the following story blew the initial one out of the park. Hopefully the same happens over here as we move out of this opening story and into a book with a team that's more familiar with each other (and maybe even a new, more impressive artist). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 6, 2012

    As much as I'd like to see some more differentiation between this world and the world of New DCU Earth, this issue picks up the pace a bit, re-introducing Terry Sloan and name-checking Red Tornado and someone known as Captain Steel, but staying mostly on task with the battle against Grundy. The art is pretty amazing, even where Robinson's script bobbles the ball a little bit, and the arc is shaping up to something that could be very impressive. Earth-2 #5 has as it's greatest weakness the scope of introducing a whole new world of Wonders, but still keeps the focus enough to make somewhat familiar characters interesting, earning 3 out of 5 stars overall. I am starting to wonder whatever happened to Michael Holt, but things are at least interesting thus far. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jun 25, 2014

    Overall: There's a lot of fighting going on, jarringly broken up by scenes that throw way too much information at us. This should have just kept to the combat, and I would've even been able to forgive the sub-par artwork (sub-par by Earth 2's standards) if it weren't for the awful ending. Sorry Earth 2, but you dropped the ball on that one in my book. Read Full Review

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