Thursday, May 3, 2012

Comics this week

Earth 2 #1- As this issue is the launch pad for the Multiverse, there is a lot of backstory involved; in fact, 80% of this issue is on the backstory. Writer James Robinson took the invasion in Justice League and ran with it. The war with Apokalips still happened but there was no League standing against them, only the trinity of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. At the end of the issue, all the members of the trinity were dead and now it is time for new heroes. The new heroes are the Justice Society. Yes, that’s right! On Earth 2 the trinity came BEFORE the Society. I know some purists are going to scream at that but I think it’s a cool idea. I’ve been collecting comics for 20 years and can’t remember the last time someone wrote Alan Scott and Jay Garrick as young, untried heroes. When DC relaunch the Multiverse (52 worlds) a few years ago, they botched it up by making them too generic and by trying to show off all the worlds at once. With the New 52, there is another launch of the Multiverse and this time, DC learnt from their mistake. Earth 2 is risky without a doubt but it’s also new and interesting. The way the Multiverse should be!

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