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Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson, Cullen Bunn Art By: Tyler Kirkham, RB Silva, Walden Wong, Jorge Jimenez, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego, Andrew Dalhouse Cover Price: $2.99 Release Date: February 18, 2015
Enter Captain Planet
*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*
In our last issue of World's End, our heroes really just stood around and talked about what they had to do and really didn't do much other than that. That is except Mister Miracle, Mister Terrific, Fury and Sandman who rocketed off to commandeer Terry Sloan's huge ass ship that could ferry the survivors of Earth-2 to some other safer location. Wouldn't you know it though, it's never as easy as you think it'll be and the ship's defenses blew up our hero's rocket and for whatever reason Mister Terrific and Sandman survived out in space............. after they survived an exploding rocket......... cough cough bullshit cough. Yeah, I wasn't too happy about that but really, I wasn't too happy with the whole issue, yet I stay optimist that this series will finish strong and make us forget about how bad it's middle was............. Man I hope that's the case. Let's check it out.
Our issue begins with Green Lantern being told by the Parliament that he can't go and save the Earth's core from Deathspawn because he has to go and regroup with the rest of the Avatars so they can go and save the world from Apokolip's final assault over Earth..................... I don't get it. They're being attacked on two fronts and stopping one and letting the Earth's core get fucked doesn't really seem like all that good of an idea. Also, even though it looked like Huntress when she was all Furied up killed the Avatar of The Blue and then it was all good again the next issue, it seems that The Blue itself is now dead and with it the Avatar............ Again, I don't see how this really matters because at the end of the issue we see that The Avatars have to combine their powers so that they can defeat Apokolips and Alan Scott is chosen to wield the entire Parliament of Earth......... Even the Parliament themselves........... including The Blue........... What the shit is going on with this book? So with all that nonsense, Alan Scott becomes Captain Planet and goes off to stop Apokolips from consuming the Earth......... which is now completely surrounded by pieces of Darkseid's planet........ that somehow is about to cover the whole of Earth. A lot of shit happened here without us ever seeing it. Holy shit this part is a mess. Even Sam Zhou saying goodbye to his love as he merged with him seemed rushed and it wasn't the heavy emotional moment that I was really hoping for. Moving on.
I was pretty shocked when I was reading the section of this book dealing with Mister Terrific, Mister Miracle, Fury and Sandman because like I was complaining about last week about how Mister Terrific and Sandman should be dead from being in space, it actually looks like they are dead when Miracle and Fury get them aboard Sloan's ship. I was raising the roof like the kids do, chanting out Five Years From Now doesn't mean shit......... until I read on and it turns out that they're fine.......... just fine because they're the heroes and........ just because I guess. On the ship they find out that Terry Sloan is magically on board and he's the only one who can start the ship.
In the end, we see Dick Grayson and Ted Grant catching up with Obsidian who they believe has Dick's son, but apparently Brainwave has him and has most of the people in "Atom's Haven" as well.............. well he has their minds. Before I said it looked like all these survivors were possessed and I figured it had something to do with Darkseid but it turns out it's all Brainwave baby but that's all we get on the "Dick finding his son" front. As for Huntress and Batman, well they find some leads that actually allow them to find Green Arrow, so it looks like we'll get to find out what Bruce left Huntress in the next issue.
That's it for this issue of World's End and man am I having bad flashbacks to this series during it's dark times............ well I guess that was only about three or four weeks ago, but man were they some dark times. I really wish this series could be good but after seeing the inconsistencies with the whole Avatar section, I have now given up hope that I'll ever be able to look back on this series with something other than contempt. The art for the most part was decent but after seeing it week in and week out, I've become really used to it but for some just jumping into this series.......... for whatever reason they might have, might find it jarring at first, but I can't complain about that when the story tells me to go screw myself all the time. See you next week where hopefully we have some decent Earth 2 Green Arrow action.
Bits and Pieces:
Well, World's End is back to being bad again. I was really hoping that this series could change it's ways but after reading this, I know that I can't expect much in the long run. More inconsistencies and things happening "just because" and that was just the Avatar section. If you're looking for a little Earth 2 fun I'd suggest waiting for Earth 2: Society to come out in June because you won't find it here.