Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Earth 2: World's End #13 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Scott McDaniel, Tyler Kirkham, Jack Herbert, Vincente Cifuentes, Jorge Jimenez, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego, Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 31, 2014

Throwing Things At You....... Just Because

Last issue in World's End we saw that Huntress is a bit beyond reaching in her new persona of Famine............Reaching as in "Hey, talk to me girl" and not in the physical sense.  Even if it was in the physical sense it wouldn't be too much of an issue because man did Huntress go and get real ugly.  Dick Grayson has taken a turn for the worse since Barbara's death and spent last issue beating the hell out of the guys that killed his wife and then waiting for a tidal wave to come and take him to the great beyond.  Hopefully I get what I want and Barbara comes back as the Spectre and saves Dick but I'm not going to hold my breath on that.  Finally we saw Huntress join her Fury sisters in the war with the avatars and on Apokolips we saw that Terry Sloan had set his ship to explode and Mister Miracle and Fury were back on the "I want to save the Earth" front.  Let's see what this issue has in store for us as we continue these stories and see if Flash, Hawkgirl and Jimmy Olsen can get this Earth's survivors to the Project Beyond bunker.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins right where I wanted it to after reading last week's issue.  We've got the war with the Avatars and the Furies............Maybe war is a little too much..... The battle!  Yeah, the battle is booming.  Only problem with that is we've got the actual embodiments of Earth saying that their avatars will fail and the Red saying how it can't get in contact with it's Avatar.  What the hell is this Negative Nancy bullshit?  These bastards should be holding a pep rally to make sure that their Avatars come through in the end.  I guess they might be right though because now that Huntress has joined the fight she immediately murders the Avatar of the Blue............  You know that Cthulhu monster that we just met and was whooping ass for the last couple of issues?  Yeah, he's dead.  WTF?!  You can't just introduce a character and kill it off immediately.  For one thing we don't have any reason to really care about it dying with the exception that I really wanted to know about that character. ........ So now I'm just disappointed.  Next Huntress moves on to Sam the Avatar for the White and plans on sucking all his memories from him and for some reason when Allen Scott says that he'll make her pay for doing this, she simply stops what she's doing and moves on saying how Allen Scott just sacrificed everyone else for the one he loves.........  Now I know that asteroids are still falling on the Earth but does that really correlate to Allen sacrificing everyone else?  I'm so confused.

Let's head over to Chicago and see Dick get washed away from a tidal wave unless something giant and supernatural can save him.......... What's that?.........Oh........... It seems that Ted Grant just shows back up and simply knocks Dick out, throws him over his shoulder and outruns the tidal wave...........  As of right now it seems that the writers just gave up on this issue.  I'm really good at suspending disbelief and getting into my superhero worlds but outrunning a tidal wave might just be where I draw the line.

Down in the subway tunnels that lead to Project Beyond's bunker, Flash, Hawkgirl and Captain Steel (who I didn't realize was back in action) turn power back on to a train and take out the robots that were guarding the entrance to the bunker and then they lead people to the safety of being underground at World's End...........Yeah, this won't turn out bad at all.  This section of the story comes back in the end where we find out that the space isn't big enough for all the people and they have Atom come back into action to drop down a mile beneath them and then expand big enough to give people more room................ Again, I don't understand the line of thinking here because that sounds like it would just create a giant sinkhole and kill all the people that came down there for safety and it also managed to kill The Atom............ So another character is just dead.........because.

Down in the clone labyrinth of Desaad, our Batman/Superman heroes are now fighting off the Avatar of the Red that Desaad just seems to control............because.  The name Yolanda Montez just gets thrown out all willy nilly and fans of DC might know her as the newer Wildcat of the old continuity but here she's just the Desaad controlled Avatar of the Red.  So that's happening.

Finally we head over to Apokolips to see Commander Khan taking his frustrations about Terry Sloan betraying them and rigging his ship to explode out on Sloan's face.  He pushes Sloan out of the ship and then figures since he can't undo the self destruct, he might as well make it count, so he pilots the ship towards Darkseid's citadel and man am I pissed that we didn't see if Khan succeeded.  Like everything else in this issue it just cuts out.......... because............... or maybe for dramatic effect.  Either way, I don't understand what this issue was trying to do besides piss me off before the new year.

What You Talking Bout?

I'm serious when I say that this issue just did things "because" and had no real rhyme or reason behind anything expect to maybe thin out the roster to just throw other names at you.  I really love this title and for writers to just throw things at us for no reason feels like a slap in the face and if they needed to hurry things up........ Well that just sounds like bad storytelling.

That's it for this issue of Earth 2: World's End and man was this a disappointing issue to end the year off with.  While I loved the art which thankfully has come together nicely as the series has progressed in both look and meshing each artist's style with the other styles in this book each week, the story was probably the worst I've read in this series so far.  Hopefully next year we can get back on track and tell a decent story where characters show up and or die for a reason and when they do things they do them for some sort of reason behind it.  See you next week where all of these things hopefully go down.

Bits and Pieces:

This is the worst story that World's End has produced so far and the only thing that I can hope is that the writeres were just getting ready for the holidays and phoned this in and for now on we can get back to some decent storytelling.  All the actions, introductions and demises of the characters in this issue seem to be thrown at us for no reason and I'm left really disappointed.  



  1. I'm not gonna heart kind of broke when Atom died... :(

  2. Reading your recaps is more fun than reading the issue

  3. It makes these worth reading.

  4. Now you've done it....... You went and gave me a Happy New Year. Thanks.