‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #25: how far we’ve come

Cover

Earth 2: World’s End #25
Written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson, & Cullen Bunn
Art by Scott McDaniel, Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira, Robson Rocha & Guillermo Ortego, Eduardo Pansica & Dan Green
Colors by Andrew Dalhouse
Published by DC Comics

So it’s come to this, the penultimate issue of Earth 2: World’s End and what is soon to lead in to DC’s much hyped Convergence event. Does it surprise anyone that this issue is bad? Of course not! If there’s one thing that can be said about World’s End, it’s that it’s consistently awful.

A fascinating note is how every entry in this tale states “story by Daniel H. Wilson” but after nearly six months of this story it’s impossible to say what the story was. This entire issue is little more than a glorified fight scene. Val Zod, Power Girl, and Red Tornado simply slam into Darkseid. There’s little to no moments for character development as most of the cast is put on the sidelines and in some case turned into cannon fodder. The interesting new villain characters introduced with the pointless cross over with Constantine amount to nothing but another character to kill off with not even a line of dialogue. Then again, why bother raising simple questions about continuity from months ago when this issue can’t even keep in line with what happened last week? One would think a team of four writers and countless artists would have remembered simple things like story progression. The crew made up of Mr. Miracle, Fury, Sandman, and Terry Sloane accomplishes what they should have done months ago and none of them evolve in any sense. What was even the point of bringing back the character of Fury if all she does is sit around awkwardly on the sidelines? It’s amazing how the series has almost reached its end point and has so many loose threads and superfluous characters dangling so carefree.

What is to say about the art that has not already been said? It’s terrible, by far the worst sin of the entire book. Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego, Eduardo Pansica, and Dan Green have all failed spectacularly at their jobs. All that is asked of them is no more than five pages a week and none of them can deliver anything that is pleasing to look at. They perform basic continuity errors, stretch their characters out until they are unrecognizable, and has settings so poorly defined one would think this entire story is taking place in an orange/red vacuum. Several pages of this book are taken up by two-page spread fight scenes with little dialogue. There are entire scenes where the art team is expected to carry the full weight of this series and the attempt is pathetic. Maybe in some other world, this book has fantastic art that can somehow redeem the sloppy writing but it’s certainly not this one.

Image

What else could have been expected from one of the worst books DC has put out in recent memory? This entire series is garbage, a waste of time, energy, effort, and money. To worsen the wound is that this defilement of Robinson and Taylor’s fantastic mythos isn’t even done once Convergence arrives to put everyone out of their misery. Earth 2 will live on in Earth 2: Society written by Daniel H. Wilson and drawn by Jorge Jimenez, hands down the worst picks out of the World’s End creative team. There’s only one more issue of this filth and chances are, it will be just another waste.




Add Comment


50 CEOs Who Never Went to College (and how they managed to succeed)
10 Different Types of Financial Aid
Top 10 Richest American Idols
V-Moda Crossfade Wireless
The 5 Most Expensive Wireless Headphones: Ultimate Auditory Clarity
7 Best Golf Courses in St. Augustine, Florida
25 Bachelor Party Movie Ideas
People playing the clarinet
10 Different Types of Clarinets
11 Different Types of Drums
A bowl of oatmeal porridge
7 Different Types of Porridge
Shots of tequila
5 Different Types of Tequila (Plus Tequila Cocktails)
Fresh kale in a bowl
10 Different Types of Kale
8 Different Types of Cantaloupes
A Man in a Suit Opening a Car’s Door
9 Different Types of Car Doors
Headlights of a black car
9 Different Types of Headlights
19 Different Types of Construction Vehicles
Fire Truck with Warm Yellow Lights
9 Different Types of Fire Trucks
54 Different Types of Sports Played (Individual and Team Sports)
15 Different Types of Goggles
13 Different Types of Dumbbells
15 Awesome Alternatives to Skateboards (Plus Interesting Facts)
16 Different Types of Technology
man holding smartphone with vintage case
11 Types of Cell Phone Cases and Covers to Protect Your Expensive Smartphone
Black and Red Tablet Covers
8 Types of Tablet Cases for Kids, Protection, and Convenience
Camera, lenses and other photography equipments.
45 of the Best Online Camera Stores for the Perfect Pics