Earth 2: World’s End continues in issue 2 with our heroes going up against the Fury of Apokolips, K’Li. It’s also discovered that Darkseid’s home world is on a collision course with Earth. Can the super powers of this alternate universe overcome possession by dark forces and stop the destruction of the entire world?
I find it hard to believe that it takes three different writers to come up with the storyline for Earth 2: World’s End #2. That’s an awful lot of cooks in the kitchen for twenty pages of content. Let’s not forget the fact that eight different artists contribute to the illustrations found within its covers. Writers Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson penned the script. Their saga is brought to life by the handiwork of Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira, Tyler Kirkham and Joe Weems, Paul Siqueira and Cam Smith, and Jorge Jimenez. Breakdowns are provided by Scott McDaniel.
I’m growing weary of the same story being told over and over again with the same villain. Darkseid is quickly wearing out his welcome and his world-conquering shenanigans are becoming tedious. Isn’t there a different super villain out there who deserves their chance in the spotlight?
I do enjoy the interactions between the alternate universe Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, and Red Tornado with Huntress and Power Girl. I also liked the one panel glimpse at the Elemental Forces in this other world. As I’ve said before, it’s fun to visit another plane of existence where unexpected things can happen to our beloved super heroes outside of regular continuity.
Great artwork helps carry a new exploration of what I consider an overused plot line. How many different ways can the Justice League and their allies battle Darkseid and win. Hopefully, the fact that Earth 2: World’s End takes place in another universe will give the writers more room to expand on old concepts. The altered costumes and character backstories helps deaden a sense of déjà vu I’m sure many besides me are experiencing.
Earth 2: World’s End #2 is available now in print and Kindle editions.
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