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Earth 2 #4

by lucstclair on August 04, 2012

The Rundown

Solomon Grundy is rotting everything in his path, only the Flash, Hawkgirl & Green Lantern stand in his way, but a fourth joins the fray. Introducing… the Atom!

 

The Team

Written by James Robinson (Starman Omnibus Vol. 1, The Shade, Justice League Of America : The Rise Of Eclipso) & illustrated by Scott Nicola (Teen Titans : Prime Of Life, Birds of Prey : Platinum Flats, Wonder Woman : Contagion). Published by DC Comics.

 

The Pros

An edge of your seat issue as we get a first sense of a team working together with the Flash, Hawkgirl & Green Lantern. I love this new version of Hawkgirl with guns blazing in a very cool blue costume. The Atom’s new look is also very impressive, with Giant Man like powers & an army style uniform. No super hero team is complete without a world menacing villain and Solomon Grundy certainly fits the bill. I like how writer James Robinson doesn’t portray him as a muscle bound dimwitted idiot sputtering the phrase “Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday” over and over. He’s actually coherent, intelligent & very angry which makes him an even bigger threat than before. Regular penciller Nicola Scott keeps delivering wonderful panels of pulse pounding action in this awesome second wave of The New 52 titles.

 

The Cons

Nothing

 

The Outcome

What can I say that I haven’t already said? This is a great title.

 

Our Score:

8/10

A Look Inside