The new Batman of Earth 2 tries to turn the tide in the war against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips, but even as new allies reveal themselves the planet trembles before its new rulers.
Slowly, your favorite Golden Age heroes are returning to the DC universe. Called the second Age of Wonders, these new heroes attempt to fill in for their deceased superhero predecessors, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. With the Earth rebuilding after their war with Apokolips, Green Lantern, Flash, Hawkgirl, and Doctor Fate must combat a revitalized invasion lead by Steppenwolf and the World Government Army who wants them captured.
James Robinson will no longer be writing Earth 2 after issue #16. He announced the leave on Twitter yesterday, along with an announcement of his full departure from DC’s writing stable. His words exactly.
So as of today I am leaving Earth 2 with Issue #16. It’s been a blast. Man, it’s a lovely day. Think I’ll take Rex to the beach.
Yes, this also means I’m no longer working at DC Comics. Best wishes and regards to Dan, Geoff and everyone.
Personally, I was thoroughly enjoying Earth 2 and am sad to see him go, but this at least feels a bit more amicable than most of the recent DC partings. Issue #16 will be in stores in October.
Welcome to Earth 2, a new universe where old Golden Age heroes are revamped for the modern era. Over the past ten issues, DC Comics has gradually reintroduced classic heroes and villains into this universe. Without Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman to look after them, these superheroes have branched out on their own. However, with the return of Steppenwolf, do they have the strength to take on Apokolips?
Editor’s Note: Major Spoilers is happy to welcome Wayne Hall to the writing staff. Every Monday, Comics Portal presents Wayne’s thoughts on a comic event from the week before.
Without further ado, Comics Portal!
It’s important to know that I’m a big Batman fan. I’ve been following the Dark Knight since the first comic I ever read, which had Batman in England flying around a castle! Even as a kid, I remember thinking, “Wow! I have to read more of this!” Thus a lifelong passion was born!
Or – “The Second Wave Is Nearly A Year Old…”
The New 52 launch was, for me, mostly successful. Though DC editorial clearly chose a few titles/creators to court controversy rather than focus on the product, there was at least a clear line drawn in the sand that said “We’re doing this differently.” (Even Batman and Green Lantern, though cosmetically unchanged, had some fundamental bits that were drastically adjusted.) Now, as the New DC works towards its second anniversary, the next big thing has transitioned into the monthly grind of actually delivering titles. Earth-2 was my favorite of DC’s second wave, but has it maintained its quality? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Earth 2 is everything readers expect from the new 52: New original storyline, a diverse group of revamped modern characters, and no interference from the big three—Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman— because… they’re dead. With a looming threat planning to destroy their world, can this new generation of heroes unite to stop it?
Or – “Didn’t These Guys All Used To Be Friends?“
The advent of a new age of
marvels super-heroes on any world tends to be a difficult process, as seen by the New 52 relaunch last year. With things in full swing for a second age of mighty heroes (though not THOSE Mighty Heroes) the only thing that might stop it cold is the advent of an angry death god in the middle of it all.
Um, yeah. About that? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Earth 2 re-envisions classic Golden Age superheroes into the modern era. More importantly, the comic explores a DC universe without the Trinity (Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman). With the Big Three dead, which new superheroes will rise from the ashes of war?
The Multiverse continues to evolve and with the introduction of Green Lantern, The Flash, and Hawkgirl, it’s time for The Atom to make his appearance. Matthew and Stephen dive into the issues in this week’s Major Spoilers Dueling Review.
Wizkids has announced the final con-exclusive figure for Heroclix this summer, and it’s Superman and Superman. For a closer look, you’ll need to take the jump.
Power Girl and Huntress are just making their presence known in the DCnU proper after living there for five years. What waves are they going to make? Can they get back home? What is Helena’s last name here? Find some of the answers in the Major Spoilers review after the jump. . .