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With the conclusion of Worlds End and Worlds Finest June proves to be a leaner, more focused time for Earth-2 readers. With the relaunch of the series as 'Society' a new era is promised, but will it be any good?


    EARTH TWO:Society #1

    Written by Daniel H. Wilson
    Art & Cover by Jorge Jiminez.

    The survivors of Earth-2’s war with Apokolips find themselves on a new world, but can Green Lantern, Power Girl, a new Batman and the other heroes of Earth-2 create a new world that’s better than the last, or will their interference and good intentions doom this world, just like the old one?

Quite apart from a cover boasting what appear to be the tackiest and worst costume redesigns I have ever seen in a mainstream title the premise of Earth-2 being a past-tense place and the search being on for a new home for the survivors does not fill me with great enthusiasm. Was James Robinson's successful 2011 revamping of the world of Earth-2 deemed such a poor limiting conception that three years later the management felt that annihilating it would be the best way to free the book from its shackles in order for the best calibre of stories to then happen...? \(euh\)

Regardless, as a solicit and concept It evokes memories of Marvel Comics' faux Justice League/Society homage The Squadron Supreme... And that, simply put, is not Earth-2.

This development simply isn't worthy of The Justice Society name.

    Doctor Fate #1
    Written by Paul Levitz
    Art and cover by SonnyY Liew

    You thought global warming was bad? Anubis, the Egyptian Lord of Dead, is preparing the flood to wash the world away. Standing in his way? An overwhelmed Brooklyn med student who’s been handed the helmet of Fate, without an instruction manual.?

Doctor Fate is traditionally always hard book to sell, when originally first mentioned as an ongoing my assumption was that this would be withing the Earth-2 stable and focus on Khalid, with his established connection to Nabu, his strong connecction to Hawkgirl, and the hanging question as to the fate of his guardian Kent Nelson being left hanging by James Robinson, Khalid had plenty of story possibilities going ffor him. I do wonder if the torching of Earth-2 put paid to some of that storytelling fodder, with earth gone for good so many of the roots and background elements to the characters is now rendered redundant and irrelevant. Can we ever find out just what Kendra Saunders role with the World Army and Nabu originally was? Who was Wotan working for when he first came after Khalid and Jay Garrick?
Questions we will never find the answers to.

So, not an Earth-2 related book? Ashame. Regardless, based on the generic solicit this book will be lucky to see eight issues... \(geek\)

...regarding Val-Zod/Superman?

His absense on the cover makes me...unhappy.

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