That's The Power of...........?
Art By: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez, Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 9, 2016
That's it for this issue of Earth 2: Society and while I haven't been a fan of the political aspect to this story........... well, that's all. I just don't care for it, but luckily for me that isn't a problem in this issue because the politics go to the wayside as our heroes deal with their new problem of not having any natural resources on the planet. It's a cool element to this story that I hope ultimately gets our heroes to flee this planet and get back to something that more resembles a civilization, whether that be Prime-Earth or not. The only issue I have with this is all of a sudden everyone seems to be on my level of intellect and can't figure out a way to keep power going to the different cities and we've got some smart ass people on this world like Mister Terrific and even a god if that's what you want to consider Alan Scott now so they should be able to develop something with relative ease.......... but that's just my opinion. The rest of the book was really enjoyable though with all of it's different stories and the characters that encompass them, I just wish that we'd focus a little more on a individual because at times it comes off that we're spreading ourselves a little thin with everything that Dan Abnett wants to tell......... Like I still don't know where all these Amazons came from and Hawkgirl is jumping to some conclusions that I don't know if I should embrace or not. As for the art, it's as solid as always, but there was something about this issue, especially the Batman parts that made me appreciate how nuanced Jorge Jimenez' style is and while I've always enjoyed what he gives us, this issue for some reason just made me notice the awesomeness even more.
Bits and Pieces:
To my surprise, Earth 2: Society has finally pulled together a decent issue and for the first time since this series started I find myself caring what's going on with our Wonders and the world they inhabit. Yeah, some things come off feeling a bit thin when we're constantly jumping to different stories going on, but all in all this was a enjoyable read with some amazing art. I don't know what Rebirth will bring us when talking about these characters, but if we get more issues like this until then we might have something to finally talk about when it comes to this series.