Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Earth 2 #4 - Review

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The wonders of Earth 2 assemble to fight Solomon Grundy in Washington D.C. As Green Lantern (Alan Scott), The Flash (Jay Garrick), and Hawkgirl (Kendra) try and stop the knight of The Rot, a new wonder from the world military makes his debut on the frontlines. Can he be trusted? Or is this a new foe for the heroes of Earth 2?

James Robinson’s vision of a whole new world populated with modern versions of the Golden Age heroes has been incredibly fun so far. That’s just the perfect word to describe it – fun. After seeing the new Green Lantern costume in action, it’s quickly growing on me. From what I’ve read around message boards it seems that most of the re-designs are going over very well, especially Hawkgirl’s new outfit.

The one problem that kind of takes me out of this issue is the dialog. There are parts where it feels a little choppy or forced and it stopped the fast-pace action that was going on in the story.

There is a wonderful moment where Alan Scott rallies the troops, telling them to never back down or surrender, and that did get me really excited.

Earth 2 is a welcome addition to the New 52, and although this isn’t the best issue that’s been released so far, it’s still really fun if you love alternate universes and versions of characters.

RATING: 6.5/10

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