There are a lot of great comics on the market right now, especially in terms of ongoing series. And, thankfully, many of them are recognized for being pretty great comics, in all departments. Obviously, nearly everyone loves Hawkeye, Batman, Daredevil, Saga, and Wonder Woman, but there is one book right now that I feel deserves a lot more love than it’s getting. That book? James Robinson’s Earth 2.
Ever since it was teased, and, later, announced, I was extremely excited for this book to come out. Somehow, however, I didn’t pick it up when it first started coming out, and, while reading reviews of it, I was considering not reading it at all. Frankly, the reviews were bad. Really bad. However, I was browsing Comixology one day, and I came across it, so I bought, downloaded, and read the first issue of the series.
And I loved it. I felt that the book was brilliant, especially considering that it’s the only DC book taking place on Earth 2. Right from the start, it does a great job of setting up the world and the characters that inhabit it, and how very different it is from the Earth that we’re used to getting in the rest of DC’s New 52 books. This is a world where the superheroes pretty much all died out in the war with Apokolips, and the world is just undergoing the second coming of heroes.
While they have not been explicitly called the Justice Society yet, it is evident that that is what they are. Jay Garrick, Alan Scott, Hawkgirl, and all the other characters are fascinating to read. Robinson does a great job building their characters, as well as the world as a whole. And, honestly, I love it.
Many don’t, and I respect that, but I feel that it is an extraordinary read, and one of DC’s best books right now.