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EARTH 2 #3

• The all-new origin of ALAN SCOTT GREEN LANTERN – unlike any GL origin that’s come before!

• The debut of the all-new HAWKGIRL!

• And Jay Garrick, THE FLASH, meets his first Super Hero!

Written by: James Robinson
Art by: Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Cover by: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 20.1%

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  1. This series took me totally by surprise, I hope it stays as good as the first two issues have been cause wow! 😀

  2. I know its still early but so far this series has been much more enjoyable then Justice League which i dropped recently

    • Me too.

    • Shazam is why I’m sticking with JL right now, but I’m on the edge. When I first heard about this book, my responce was along the lines of, “We don’t even have a feel for the New 52 yet, and now they’re introducing a book about an alternate dimension? Shit, ALL of the New 52 feels like it’s taking place in an alternate dimension…”, but after reading it, I’m happy to say I was wrong to doubt.

    • And that cover is DOPE (a word I usually reserve for drugs and the people who abuse them…).

  3. I’m loving this book. I wish I could say that it reminded me of the JSA, but it doesn’t. In fact, it feels much more fresh than JLA, JLI, or JLD.

  4. This book is perfectly paced, unlike many other books, which take 4-6 issues to tell a short tale or get a point across. Even though I loved many of James Robinson’s books, this one just amazes me how consistent & how much substance it has. I hope the consistency stays and more surprises are on the way, ie: returns of Dr. Midnight, Spectre and myself, The Sandman.

  5. Highlight of my week.

  6. Agreed about the high quality of this title. I felt it was going to be good, but I am enjoying it even more than I thought I would.

  7. It it weird that I’m more interested in seeing what’s up with Hawkgirl then every character introduced so far? It’s genuine curiosity because they could go anywhere with the character.

    Is there a Hawkman in this universe? Or is Hawkgirl the Hawkman equivalent for her universe? Will the two universe ‘Hawks’ meet up later? What’s the morality of marrying your alternate universe self? In the more ‘mystical’ Earth 2 are we talking Egyptian reincarnates or Thanagarian detective off the reservation? How does Amanda Conner draw big spiky maces?

    All of these questions fascinate me more than anything to do with the Flash’s ‘lite parkour skillz or even how a mystical Gaia spirit now runs a human resources department for the Guardians of Oa.

  8. Oh no! Not this Green vs. The Rot bullshit again! 🙁

    • There’s nothing wrong with the Green vs. Rot concept. Just as long as this doesn’t stop all action for 4 months while Swamp Thing finishes its arc.

  9. I got #1 signed by Scott recently – she seemed really enthused about doing the book (it shows).

  10. things i seriously didn’t like about this issue:

    1. the Green/Grey. i do not need three books a month with the same schtick, this is Earth 2…do something new!

    2. Alan Scott’s costume. he looks like a Weather Wizard cosplayer. no cape? solid green? ehh..

    3. Grundy looking like Nekron from Blackest Night. give the man pants. dressing like i cenobite is sooo 1993.

    4. ya know, the whole Women in Refridgerators/Gays in Exploding Trains thing. that business.

    that said Hawkgirl was cool.

  11. Random thought:

    The 52 parallel Earths were created after Infinite Crisis. After Flashpoint, New Earth, Earth-50 (Wildstorm), and the unnumbered Vertigo Earth were merged.

    So now there are only 50 Earths. Well, I suppose Earth-Vertigo still exists because there’s a separate Hellblazer continuity. It’s not clear if Earth-50 still exists though.

    So if there are still 52 Earths, 1 or 2 of them might be new. In one way, that’s poor planning. In another, that spare Earth could lend itself to some interesting scenarios.

  12. The main DCU has lost me, even Batman, but Earth 2 and Worlds Finest have been a pleasent surprise.

    Another fantastic issue and I can’t wait to see where this goes.

  13. Thoroughly enjoyed this (as usual).

    It has been a real surprise hit for me. I only picked up issue 1 because I liked Jim Lee’s alternate costume designs and now I’m totally hooked. I’m really starting to dig Robinson’s dialogue, it feels peculiar and otherworldly, but somehow it works. In a book that seems preoccupied with Ancient Gods, Earth magic and Golden Age concepts, it makes sense that people would talk that way.

    This book feels classic and contemporary at the same time and is totally thrilling. Fantastic read.

    Issue 3 just missed out on a 5/5 from me because I really felt that Alan should have reacted to Sam’s death a bit more. I liked Sam (for the two or so pages he was around) and Alan obviously thought enough of him to propose marriage, so I hope the effects of this death echo for a while and he doesn’t simply get forgotten about. I wanted a flashback or something, so we could really get a sense of Green Lantern’s loss.

    Still shaping up to be a great book.

  14. I am excited to see the Atom next issue.

  15. Aside from the obvious editing issues this was a good issue. I, like most, am pleasantly surprised by how much I like this book! I enjoyed the last JSA run, but gotta admit, this is fresh and new. I don’t have a problem with the green/rot but now there’s grey…are we headed towards another Geoff Johns rainbow?

  16. ‘Are you an angel?’

    ‘Are you an idiot?’

    favorite line of the week…

  17. I’m glad James Robinson is finally on a title that is consistently been on the top five pulled books of the iFanbase.

  18. I was surprised by the twist Robinson gave to The Green Lantern’s origin by connecting him to the Swamp Thing. I also loved the art in this issue, especially the Flash-Hawkgirl scenes, Nicola Scott rocks. And the new Grundy… the tweaks made to the character are quite interesting.

    Please check my mini-review here:

    http://bit.ly/RnbUP5

    Comments and feedback are always welcome!

  19. I really can’t believe that this is the top % PotW book.

    • *Shrugs* It’s good, ya know?

    • Totally agree. I’m probably gonna get a lot of shit for this, but I don’t think this book is THAT good. I get it, most people picking this book as their PotW are seasoned fans of these characters, but someone like myself who’s new to the larger DCU, it just feels like an average comic. Definitely not the best read of the week.

  20. Just curious i’m new to the JSA universe and comics in general but does Grundy have a connection to Solomon Grundy from batman? since they look similar in colour and zombie-ish feel

  21. It’s kind of the usual comic book fare to me, interesting enough to stick around for a few more issues though. I just dont dig the whole red vs green vs grey thing, if that ends up being the core problem of the whole DCU then I might be done.

    Here’s hoping the new enemy in Justice League isnt connected to red, or rot, or green, or grey, or any other colors.

  22. Enjoyed this issue a lot. The new Hawkgirl seems really interesting, and Robinson seems to be having a lot of fun doing the world building in this universe. Scott’s art was top notch as always too, especially on the Hawkgirl redesign.

  23. Other than some dialogue problems, it was a solid issue. If there wasn’t anything to say otherwise, I totally would have thought the last page reveal was Nekron.

  24. I really like this book and I am happy that other people like it as well. Nicola Scott is AMAZING and James Robinson is the only person besides Geoff Johns that has any business writing JSA books!

  25. Just picked this up today, I know some people don’t care for the fact they’ve tied this into the Rot stuff but I like it. I’ve never read anything by Robinson before but I’m really liking this series so far 🙂

  26. consafo80 consafo80 (@consafo80) says:

    Loved it and despite the Trust you! trust you! mistake edit was still my potw

  27. love this book. Starting to wonder if they’ll tie Hawkgirls origin into the red

  28. never liked JSA anything.
    i like this. a lot. costumes, dialogue, green and rot twists(stopped reading Swampy and Animal months ago) , hellraiser grundy, green wedding ring dedicated to lost love, Hawkgirl handing Flash’s ass to him.
    great read.

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