Friday, October 4, 2013

Earth 2 #16 - A Review

This issue is James Robinson's last and he elected to go out with a bang.  The battle between the World Army and our fledgling team of Wonders versus the Apokoliptian forces of Steppenwolf proves to be as epic as anything we could have expected.  And yet, Robinson concludes the issue with a shocking twist that I don't think anyone could have anticipated.  I regret only that we shall never see how Robinson might have built upon such magnificence. 

Thankfully, we'll still have the equally excellent artwork of Nicola Scott to look forward to in the months to come.  Scott is one of the most underrated artists working today, in my humble opinion.  Her work on Earth 2 thus far has been some of her best and this issue continues to build upon her already amazing oeuvre. 

The only flaw with this issue is that it's not easily accessible to new readers.  That's to be expected, given that it is the final chapter of a long arc.  Presumably Tom Taylor's first issue will prove a more friendly first issue for those who have yet to check out what's going on in DC Comics' other new universe.

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