Earth 2 Worlds End #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by John "Doc" Schaefer
(W) Daniel H. Wilson & Various
(A) Ardian Syaf & Various
(CA) Ardian Syaf, Jaime Mendoza
Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis, delves into the world of EARTH 2 for the start of a new weekly series that will see the origins of a world much like the New 52 Earth, but yet so different. A world that saw its greatest heroes die - and new ones take their places. A world where Superman became it' greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice! Death and destruction will follow each week, and you'll never know who will live and who will die! It all begins with this extra-sized debut issue!
Date Available: 10/08/2014
It is amazing how much influence the works of Jack Kirby have on the New 52 universe. With the implosion (yes that is a play on words for the old DC implosion - oh for pity's sake google it!)of the Earth 2 universe titles (World's Finest, Mr. Terrific, Earth 2), Earth 2 has become the beachhead for Apokolips. Issue 1 gives us a wonderful recap of the entire Earth 2 series and then blends in some current events. All in all an adequate start for a new series but not a lot to generate interest. With the actual New Gods characters crossing over with the Green Lantern series' and the Forever People off doing their own thing, are we going to O.D. on the New Gods concept over the next few month? And if so, will this title get lost on the shelves? Time will tell.
I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams