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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 23 April 2014
This storyline runs through issues #13-16 of DC Comics' `New 52' title Earth 2, collected, along with issue #15.1 and Earth 2 Annual #1, as Earth 2 Volume 3: War HC (The New 52). These stories feature the usual spectacular widescreen artwork and excellent scripting that we expect from this series. This really is the only truly `new' world among the New 52's wide range of titles - at least 73 issue #1s by my count - as it has truly reimagined Earth 2 and its heroes in the way that Julius Schwartz did for the original Golden Age DC characters when he reintroduced them in the 1950s and 1960s to create the modern DC universe.

In this volume we finally get the resumption of the war against Apokolips, as the World Army invades Steppenwolf's domain. However, our new wonder-team, Green Lantern, Flash and Doctor Fate decide to invade first, in order to raise the public awareness of the new `wonders' and try and stop the world's governments and agencies trying to conscript them. The World Army has its own Wonders, as well as the Sandmen Corps, and it is not impressed, until Steppenwolf unleashes his own super-team, and our heroes have to step in to rescue the World Army. The last-page reveal (alright, third-from-last page) of the supervillain leader was a surprise - though I did think that he and his friends might return eventually - and opens the door for a lot of possibilities, especially after the climax of the Justice Leagues' Justice League Trinity War HC (The New 52) (Justice League (DC Comics)).

There is also more on Mister Miracle and Big Barda, and Captain Steel, as well as a few `new' villains and threats introduced (as if World war Four wasn't enough).

The Annual which opens the collection looks into the back-story of Captain Al Pratt - "Captain" Atom, as he encounters a Batman on his latest mission; but a new Batman or an old one?

Issue #15.1 looks at Desaad's life after he was marooned on Earth, and his pursuit of Boom Tube technology to get home. How long before Geoff Johns delivers us a Crisis on Earth 2? How long, how long...?
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on 27 April 2014
This volume includes issues 13-16 of the New 52 series 'Earth 2' as well as Earth 2 Annual 1 and the special villains issue 15.1 which features Desaad. Presumably, issue 15.2, which is the second villains issue,will be included in a subsequent volume of the series. I've quite enjoyed this series, although probably, this volume is the weakest collection to-date as the storyline feels a little fragmented as a result of the 'special' issues included in this collection. The storyline continues with an attack by the Earth government on Steppenwolf ANC his forces and as such, there is quite a lot of action and less story development. There are some surprises with new and returning characters and the artwork continues to be pretty spectacular. All in all a nice book and I will be back for volume 5.
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on 23 September 2015
This is the third volume of this stunning series that stands head and shoulders above all others. I truly loved vol. 2 and the re-emergence of Doctor Fate with artwork that took my breath away. In this volume the artwork did not flow as well due to other pencillers filling in for Nicola Scott, and although their work is of a high standard, differences could be clearly seen. Plus, it felt as though this volume was more ‘setting up’ a big story arch rather than telling the actual story. Also, and I know this is a minor niggle, but niggle it did, but in volume two Green Lantern calls Hawkgirl by the name of Kendra. Here, she is given the name of Shiera Munoz-Sanders which is a faux pas which shouldn’t have happened. Besides that, this is still one of the most gripping re-inventions I have ever read from DC. The potential of this title is huge – and I can’t wait to find where we will be led.
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on 25 May 2014
Earth 2 just gets better and better, I really can't get enough of these new versions of the classic golden age heroes. but I'm open minded and love where their taking us, it's a hell of a ride.
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on 19 December 2014
Brilliant DC Book. Earth 2 is one of my favourite titles in DC Comics. I love the fact that this introduces the new Earth 2 Dark Knight.
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on 23 August 2015
Earth 2 volume 3: war hc (the New 52)

I purchased this book for a friend and this was good

Thank you
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on 16 August 2014
Who can go wrong when they have Nicola Scott on art duties. BRILLIANT!
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on 31 December 2015
ceratinly a different take, not your usual DC chars, but great books
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on 11 December 2015
Bought for nephew I'm sure he will enjoy this book good quality.
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on 13 January 2016
Great!
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