EARTH 2 #2

Review by: Kzinti

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Avg Rating: 4.3
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Written by James Robinson
Art by Nicola Scott & Trevor Scott
Cover by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

Okay let me get this review over with. I did not mark this review as containing spoilers, as if you have not already heard, then you have been living under a rock for the comic book world.

I will say that I am enjoying the direction that this new incarnation of the JSA, the whole premise and story line is interesting. Artwork is Great!

The only reason I gave this a 3 for storyline, is that after all the hoopla, astounishment, controversy, the whole Alan Scott is gay, came across to me as being what I feared it would be. It did not feel like here is this guy and we are doing a story on him and oh by the way he is gay, but rather it seemed pretty stero typical here is a gay person.

Please do not take this as any type of homo phobia or gay bashing, as it is not intended to be so, I personally thought it would be done in a different way. I felt like it was more like, Okay here is our Gay Hero! Look Look!!! Not the Oh by the way he is gay.

That is all I am going to say about that issue, as I really don’t care if he is gay or not, as with all the comics I read, I want an enjoyable story to read.

For the most part this is a very entertaining book, has lots of potential and looking forward to what the future holds.

I would like to hear from others on how you think they pulled off the Alan Scott thing, just wondering if I am way off on how I percieved how it was presented. Just please be respectful in your comments, as again I state, there was no disrespect given or non intended.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I thought it was totally fine with regards Alan Scott. He acted like anybody else in a relationship would act and it didn’t feel forced to me. I gave this one a 5 and it was my POTW.

  2. Couldn’t care less about the gay thing, but I think your rating is spot on. I would have given it the same thing.

  3. I thopught the gay thing was handled pretty well , the only difference is that instead of a woman he was kissing a man . It was not gratuitous or titillating , it was mature and romantic . Unlike the lesbian scenes in TAROT , which are borderline porn . Maybe Jim Balent should read James Robinson’s work and take notes .

  4. I re-read this issue on Saturday afternoon, and there’s a ton of things I liked about it, and some stuff I was pretty wishy-washy bordering on disappointed with. For starters, how can you go wrong with Nicola Scott artwork? Mercury becoming more and more cracked as he’s nearing death was a fantastic touch, but I couldn’t help but compare (consciously and unconsciously) to Hal Jordan and Abin Sur. Maybe that’s just me.
    And as for Alan Scott being gay, I’ll say this: I’m happy to see it done without big signs, flashing lights, and alarm bells going off. “I’M GAY! GAY! GAY!” It was done without fanfare which helped make it seem ordinary, everyday and so not a big deal. But if his partner dies in the train crash and the writers use Scott’s “widowdom” as a vehicle for his motivations as Green Lantern, and make him gay in name only with no exploration of the his sexuality, then I’ll be very, very disappointed.

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