Earth 2 #6

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

The Green vs. The Grey! Who will decide the fate of this dying Earth: Green Lantern or Grundy? Will the new wonders of Earth band together to form the first super team since the death of the Trinity? Does super-genius Sloan really know whats best for this world?

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 12, 2012

    Anyone looking for the absolute best in comics should look no further than Earth 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Nov 8, 2012

    Much like what we find in the movies, the resolve delivers a classic superhero ending to the first arc of Earth 2. It may be a be cliche, but it's suits this title just right. I'm uncertain of the longevity of Earth 2, but if it ends after one year to give birth to a Justice Society title, I'll be on board! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Nov 7, 2012

    Seriously, though, Earth 2 #6 is one of the best issues of the series to date. While that's not a huge catalog of issues with which to compare, it's still an a success. In interviews, Robinson has stated that the series is titled purposefully so that he would be free to build his second Earth without being forced to focus exclusively on the forming Justice Society. Sure, most of it will be about them, but the potential for world-building is huge. Earth 2 #6 points to how much Robinson is committed to those ideals going forward. It's a fantastic issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Nov 10, 2012

    Despite some criticisms, I still find Earth 2 to be one of the New 52's more refreshing titles. It is trying to be new and inventive, and it's doing so without making anything totally unrecognizable from what we had before. I'm glad the Grundy story has been brought to a quick end. It didn't overstay its welcome. Now, Earth 2 can move on with developing this new world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Nov 12, 2012

    James Robinson and company have taken full advantage of Earth 2′s revamp of Golden Age characters. Although I am a little disappointed in how this first arc ended, it is still a worthwhile read. With the main villain Steppenwolf still out there and a bigger threat of evil over the horizon, Earth 2 will sustain its readership for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Nov 8, 2012

    Honestly what is the point of Terry Sloan character? He is just an annoying lunatic that urks the hell out of me. His solution to everything is to bomb it. I just dont understand why the government would work with a known terrorist? Another issue I have is the message for the next issue What happened to Mr. TerrificI dont know and I dont care! Sorry but not a fan of him and I would much rather see other characters introduced in Earth 2 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jun 25, 2014

    Overall: An entertaining ending to a successful first arc, "End Times" answered many questions I had at the beginning of Earth 2. In return, I've already come up with a host of other questions about the Wonders, the World Army, Terry Sloan, and "the threat greater than Apokolips." This series has kept me intrigued so far and I look forward to more high-quality work in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Nov 8, 2012

    All in all, this is a perfect start to a promising new series that will, hopefully, flesh out even more. I see lots of potential, no doubt about it. I'm hoping they all come together soon as a real team and it'll be interesting to see what their next challenge is. I plan to stick around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 12, 2012

    Hopefully future events will justify hanging with this series, but right now, the only thing to recommend it is the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 12, 2012

    Although Scott's art remains a treasure on this series, she's disservice by Robinson's uneven writing, which makes it hard to get attached to this Earth on its own terms. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 7, 2012

    Robinson concludes the first story arc of the battle against Grundy with a solution to the problem that feels rehashed from a dozen other superhero comics and movies. Tidbits intended to imply a more complicated connection between Hawkgirl and the Atom's superiors do little to infuse this title with depth it so desperately needs. Despite this book's obvious flaws, I was glad to see the gay Green Lantern kicking ass and learning about his powers, so know that this book does manage to satisfy the most basic of superhero comic cravings. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Nov 12, 2012

    Earth 2 #6 was another poorly written issue. From plotting and pacing to character and dialogue there is not much to be found in this story that is worth your hard earned money. While I do love Scott's artwork, I simply cannot recommend spending $3.00 on Earth 2 #6. I definitely would not recommend Earth 2 #6 to any fans of the JSA in their prior incarnations. And I would not recommend it to newer readers who might be open to this radically different interpretation of the JSA. The simple fact is that it is not well written and there are far better titles on the market for new readers to try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 7, 2012

    This is an interesting issue. While there are certainly some great parts of this issue and interesting scenes (Sam and Alan Scott, specifically), it is still somewhat hard to believe the story that Robinson is trying to sell us. Grundy is supposed to be really powerful and really hard to beat, but Alan Scott manages to do it one-handed. This battle really left a lot to be desired. The dialogue was lacking substance and the scene made it seem as though the other characters in this title were simply incapable and weak -- completely unnecessary to the issue. There was also a lot of build-up in this issue, just to have a really awkward, abrupt end. That doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to the next issue, however, because I definitely am. This series has been great so far, even though I wasn't a huge fan of this comic. New readers can pick this up and read pretty easily, Robinson manages to write a new-reader friendly issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Nov 8, 2012

    All that said, the issue did fairly wrap up the opening arc while leading us forth into the next story, but it just didn't do enough to make me want to stay around to see what happens next month. I'd love to follow these characters, but with my ever-expanding pull list thanks to Marvel NOW!, Image Comics constant new releases, and upcoming new waves from DC, cuts need to be made, and this happens to be one of the books that gets the short straw. Typically, I do give a book about an arc before deciding it's fate on my pull, so at least this one made it that far. But I do hope that I'll be proven wrong and the title goes forth and becomes better than it has been in this opening story to make me really excited to read it in collections. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Addicts - Mayank Khurana Nov 16, 2012

    This books reads like an Else-world's tale, and that too a substandard one. It feels like Mr. Robinson just freely relieved himself over the iconic and brilliant JSA run of comics prior to this reboot. The only saving grace is the art, handled by Nicola Scott and she kicks ass every page she draws. Read Full Review

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