Earth 2 #9

Earth 2 #9

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As a new story arc begins, DR. FATE makes his Earth 2 debut!

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Feb 7, 2013

    It's a great issue that proves DC's doing all they can to make sure their stories are top-notch. There's been some misses amongst DC's regime of titles, but Earth 2 isn't one of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Feb 8, 2013

    Earth 2 covers a lot of ground, but it steadfastly refuses to be rushed. This is a virtue. Don't worry too much if you don't catch all the references to previous characters and continuities.3 The mythology Robinson and Scott are building is rich enough on its own to provide ample rewards to readers patient enough to let things unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Feb 8, 2013

    The opening pages of Earth 2 #9 reveal that this new story arc is called "The Tower of Fate", implying we'll be getting at least three issues to flesh out Khalid's new gig as the hand of destiny. James Robinson is building up his version of the Justice Society very slowly, though he's mentioned that the team proper won't be together until the title's second year, which is approaching rather quickly. It will be interesting to see how Robinson puts all the pieces together in coming months, especially since a little over half of the classic roster of the JSA works for the World Army and is actively hunting the rest of the new Wonders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Feb 6, 2013

    There were definitely some moments in this issue where I felt the story had gotten a bit silly, but overall, it was a really fun read. I think that Robinson is really starting to embrace these characters, and it is clear in the way that he has written both Kendra and Khalid. This issue, like previous issues, is easy to read: the story just flows really effortlessly. The layout is great, the art matches the story really well and overall this is just a fun read. It's great to see these characters evolve in an interesting way, and I am definitely looking forward to seeing what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Feb 7, 2013

    Despite this, however, Robinson's writing is top-notch and he's injected each character with their own distinct personalities. Artist Nicola Scott makes her welcome return this issue and her work has never looked better. Her style lends an iconic and mythical touch to the characters, which suits this series well, as Earth 2 is more magic-based than its counterpart. As mentioned earlier, this issue is a return to form for this series. I only wish Robinson would speed things up a bit and bring the team together. 8/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Motes Feb 9, 2013

    This book has really come together. I was really disappointed at first, but after I let go of the past, it's shaping up to be pretty entertaining! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Feb 6, 2013

    But when he cuts back on the words, he tells an interesting story. We learn how Nabu has influenced the events in this title since the first issues, which earns Robinson some credit for planning the story out well in advance. Some more time spent with Flash lets us see what he's like outside of costume, as opposed to Hawkgirl, who seems to be wielding dangerous weapons whether she's on the job or off. With Scott back on art and a new character added to the cast, Earth 2 has the push it needed to stay on your pull list one month longer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jun 25, 2014

    The story still doesn't advance much, but there's enough action and exposition to keep me interested going forward. Hopefully the speed picks up, because there's a lot of potential going forward into The Tower of Fate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 12, 2013

    With Scott's superb art, the title regains a little of its former luster, but there's no denying the sluggish, uneven pace and tone of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 7, 2013

    Robinson seems determined to pick up the pace of this next arc, but readers expecting to find a new Dr. Fate christened in "Earth 2" #9 are instead going to find a prolonged introduction to Nabu and Fate as they are reimagined in this post-relaunched DC Universe. This is, after all, a prologue to the "Tower of Fate" story where, presumably, we'll meet Nabu in full persona and, hopefully, begin to realize the allegiances of the wonders of this new world. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Feb 9, 2013

    Earth 2 #9 features the return of Nicola Scott on art duties, and she's always welcome here. But even her clean pencils can't save a rather thin issue. Jay Garrick (The Flash of this worl) returns home only to be confronted by Wesley Dodds (I might add, I absolutely love his costume design in this book), Major Sato, The Atom, and a host of World Army troops, only to be rescued by Khalid Ben-Hassin, the man who looks to be the new Doctor Fate. And that's pretty much it. After barely seeing Jay at all in the last few issues, it's a little jarring, and introducing his mother right in the middle of all of this seems even stranger. Still, "The Tower of Fate" sounds promising enough, so hopefully, now that we're in "Nabu's realm" things can get moving. Read Full Review

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