At the end of last issue the REAL threat to Earth 2 was revealed to be…none other than that world’s Superman, now under the control of Darkseid! But, if you think the revelations stop here…think again. Tom Taylor ably picks up where James Robinson left off with the Wonders of Earth 2!
LIGHT SPOILERS ONLY
It’s not hard to guess that the new, inexperienced Wonders stand little chance against the might of Superman, and a retreat is definitely in order. So, what can stop this threat? Sam Lane is finally ready to release a project very near and dear to him. Just what that is…and who is behind it…is in the preview pages published elsewhere by DC, but frankly it is far too big a spoiler to include here. While this project is readied and Doctor Fate gives his best shot against Superman, Batman has plans of his own. Will any of these ideas work against Earth 2’s original Man of Steel? You’ll have to check out the issue for more.
Fans of Jay Garrick get very little of Earth 2’s Flash here, but we do see in his brief scenes more of his everyman qualities that make him a very good character in this ensemble. His “someone needs to do this, so it may as well be me” attitude leads him into danger, but also demonstrates his heroism.
Now for the answer to the big question…yes, Tom Taylor was an excellent choice to take on this title. Taylor picked up where James Robinson left off and hasn’t missed a beat. My only complaint is that, as a Flash fan, I’m always looking for more Jay Garrick in the story…but then again, I could give that same quibble with most of the other issues of this otherwise excellent series. Even though I’m a big fan of Robinson’s work on this title, I have to say that I’m impressed with this issue. Something that has not changed is the excellence of the artwork by Nicola Scott on pencils, with inks by Trevor Scott and colors by Pete Pantazis. Overall, this is a great start to Taylor’s run on Earth 2.