Posted by:
Byron Brewer

Review #2: Earth 2 #2


Of course, “new” Green Lantern Alan Scott (that’s him, the “gay” Green Lantern!) is getting all the regular media spotlight but is really only seen briefly here in Earth 2 #2 and is still quite under development.

The lion’s share of this month’s issue is devoted to Jay Garrick and his mysterious powers of speed. The cover only gives the reader a hint at how fun it is to see this “new” Flash developing his powers as he shows off and delves into what it means to be a hero.

Writer James Robinson is really doing some great “world building,” as they say even in this realm of the New 52, and putting out solid characters we are getting to know well and developing them slowly so we really do care. They are becoming more characters than heroes -- or maybe both, and that is not a bad thing.

Artist Nicola Scott does her best to distinguish Garrick from the 100 other Flashes we have known in a manner evoking portions of the uniforms worn by John Fox, Jay Garrick and Bart Allen Impulse. Trevor Scott's inks help solidify Scott's art in that direction greatly.

I can say that Earth 2 is nothing like I expected it to be when the Second Wave washed over the DCnU, and that definitely is a good thing!