EARTH 2 #3

Review by: DavidClark

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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

Whoa! GL is connected with Earth 2 Swamp Thing? Hell yeah! Green vs. Grey? I’m in. Robinson is doing a great job of revealing the bits and pieces of the full jigsaw puzzle. I’m hooked. However, the death of Sam is almost an afterthought. I was surprised to see so little time devoted to Alan’s emotional devastation (I guess the cover art created an expectation–when will I learn that there’s a huge disconnect between cover art and inside story). Earth 2 continues to be one of best written books you’ll read. At times, the art felt a little clunky.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. Yeah, I was a little disappointed in the amount of time devoted to Alan’s emotional side. But I’m sure that will be an event that will shape the character all series.

    • Yeah, I’m sure you’re right. I guess I’ve been trained to look for the quick payoff. I hated issue #1, but #2 was POTW, as is this issue. I just gotta give Robinson time to sew it together.

  2. The origin story to Scott’s Green Lantern was kick ass. I couldn’t help but think of Moses and the Burning Bush. LOL! However, as I suspected, he is now going to devote his life as GL in memory of Sam. That’s touching, but it still stinks. I just don’t see the point of going to the trouble of making a character gay if that character is gay in name only. Perhaps it will be explored in future issues. I certainly hope so. I’d love to see Alan Scott coming home after a hard day of crime fighting and sitting down to discuss the day’s business with a partner.

    • I agree….it seems rather stunt-y at this point to “make” (not born?) Alan gay….then kill his boyfriend…and so far not explore the fallout very much.

      That being said, I really really hope that Robinson and DC editorial allow this potentially fascinating aspect of a major comic book–with great sales figures so far—to be explored and well executed.

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