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.
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.