Review: Earth 2: Society #1

EARTH2SOC_Cv1_557090ed704d24.60521768The survivors of Earth-2’s war with Apokolips find themselves on a new world, but can Green Lantern, Power Girl, a new Batman and the other heroes of Earth-2 create a new world that’s better than the last, or will their interference and good intentions doom this world, just like the old one?

I missed out on most of the New 52’s Earth 2 related series. From what I hear, I missed out on a solid story. I caught the end of Earth 2: World’s End, and of course Convergence. After those two series, I have to say, this is one of DC’s new series I was looking forward to checking out.

Written by Daniel H. Wilson with art by Jorge Jimenez, Earth 2: Society #1 picks up at various points after the events of Convergence. I expected a series that would be a bit about world building and we sort of get that in an issue that jumps around time wise. We get present, past, etc., as we’re caught up as to what’s happened. You might have expected it to be all good, but boy is it not.

Wilson gives us a first issue that definitely caught me off guard at moments, though there’s some things that maybe could have had a bit more emotional impact. But, what Wilson does that’s awesome is set up a new DC world where anything can really happen. And what’s set up looks really cool. This is a series I want to see where things go. There’s lots of potential here I think.

A lot of that potential comes from the art of Jimenez who gives us designs that look familiar, but at the same time foreign and alien. It’s a cool style that I like and would be awesome in a future DC Comics series, so seeing it here is very cool too. Building up a world from the ground up just opens up so much potential as far as look and design.

The first issue might be helped if you have read what’s come before previously, but there’s tons of potential here. The series sets up what will potentially be cool to see, a comic and world that’s actually being built from the ground up. While I’m not totally jumping up and down yet, there’s lots to go off of, and where it goes from here will be key. This could be a sleeper, that pays off after a bit, the first issue though is a fun read.

Written by: Daniel H. Wilson Art by: Jorge Jimenez
Story: 7 Art: 7.4 Overall: 7.3 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review