Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Earth 2 #25 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: Nicola Scott
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 2, 2014

No Disintegrating People At The Table!

Last time we hopped the Einstein Rosen Bridge to Earth 2 we witnessed the daring rescue of The Flash.  His rescuers Green Lantern and Hawkgirl then had to out fly a horde of Parademons, and the corpse looking god Beguiler, who wasn't about to let her torture pet go so easily.  Elsewhere the surviving Wonders regroup in Amazonia with the World Army to figure out their next move, besides for the whole dying plan they had before because that wasn't really working for them.  So let's jump into this story where Hawkgirl has called in for reinforcements, Val-Zod showed Jimmy what he had on under his hoodie, and Superman and Red Tornado/Lois are sitting down to a nice meal with Ma and Pa Kent.  Yeah nothing could turn awful there.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

We begin our story with Beguiler and a horde of Parademons still chasing Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and Flash over the Pacific Ocean.  Green Lantern is doing his best to hold back the evil forces but even he can only do so much.  But good news everyone, Aqua Woman is here to the rescue.  She creates a huge tidal wave that takes out all the Parademons, but Beguiler is another story all together.  Like water would take out a god.  Hell even Green Lantern can't seem to take care of the job, but it looks like Flash has finally had enough.  After days of torture, he won't let Beguiler hurt anyone else.  Flash grabs a hold of her and takes off across the ocean.  He lets Beguiler and us know that whenever he's carrying someone he takes it slow because he doesn't know how much speed a person can take.  But this time he's going go full throttle, and after we see a sonic boom Flash reaches a new level of speed that turns the background white and Beguiler appears to disappear in his arms.  Flash isn't quite sure where she went but he thinks he pushed her into infinity.  So at least that's one less god to deal with during the invasion.

Elsewhere Val-Zod strutting his own Superman suit tells Jimmy that he's always worn the suit but decided to hide it because of what the symbol of the House of El represents now with a psychopathic Superman out in the world.  Val then tells us that back on Krypton after his parents were punished for trying to speak the truth, he was taken in by Jor-El and Lara, and when the time came he was sent away with their son, his cousin, and another Kryptonian.  So I guess we still have a mysterious Kryptonian on the loose.  I wonder when that person is gonna come skulking about.  I say skulking because how often does a mysterious Kryptonian turn out to be good?  But getting back to the story, it seems that all the convincing that Val needed to become a hero was a single peek into Doctor Fate's helmet.  I have to tell you that after seeing Khalid go crazy, I was so afraid that when Khalid handed Val the cracked helmet the same thing would happen to him.  But whatever he saw, it must have done the trick because when he removed the helmet it appears he saw what he needed to, and then even repaired the crack in the helmet.  Val flies off to help out the others, and once Khalid gets his marbles back it looks like we'll be seeing more of Doctor Fate in the future.  But before we can get to Val's super heroics let's sit down to a nice dinner at the Kent's.

Hopefully you'll remember that when Superman found out that Lois was alive inside the Red Tornado, he flew her away to go see his parents.  There we saw a very apprehensive Ma and Pa, welcome their son  home for dinner.  Now it's dinner time and even though Martha is keeping her mouth shut, Jonathan isn't going to sit idly by and let the son he raised be the monster he's become.  Superman being a representative of Darkseid demands respect, and when Pa replies "Screw Darkseid!" we actually see Superman Omega Beam/heat vision his father.  It is a fucked up scene.  After Jonathan Kent's departure from the world Bedlam contacts Superman to get into action, because Terry Sloan, Mr. Miracle, and Mister Terrific have finally begun the world's transport to Apokolips.  That's right boys and girls it looks like Earth 2 is taking a little trip.

In the end Green Lantern flies into space to try and net the world from slipping into the massive boom tube.  Superman acting on Bedlam's orders flies up to finally put an end to Green Lantern, but lucky for him and for us Val-Zod has finally stepped up to be the hero Earth 2 needs right now.  That's it for this month's Earth 2, I'm about to burst from all the awesomeness I witnessed from this book, but that's something that happens every month.  Make sure to come back to see the clash of the Supermen in Earth 2 #26.

Bits and Pieces:

It seems that I gush over every issue of Earth 2, and let me tell you that this issue is no exception.  Tom Taylor just cranked it up a notch, and I was left shocked, and cheering throughout this book.  I could go on about all the awesomeness that is held within the pages of Earth 2 #25, but that's all you really need to know.  It's chock full of awesome.  Last month I was very happy with Eddy Barrows filling in for art, but even with how good he is I'm happy to say that Nicola Scott is back, and she just makes this issue shine.  Go get the book, and if you haven't started reading Earth 2 yet, how dare you.



  1. Damn I was very shocked when Brutal kills Jonathan, this was a strong scene

  2. Damn near dropped my jaw to the floor. I love this book it always keeps me on my toes.