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« on: September 09, 2012, 10:41:49 PM »



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"A Hero's Tale"

*It's the tragic origin of Earth 2's greatest villain! Don't miss Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in action on Earth 2! *Source: dccomics.com

What a great issue! Action packed, fast-paced, well-written, and it explored a lot of Earth 2 that I know I wanted to know about. Well worth the $2.99 cover price! This may be the best single DC Comic issue I've read since Flashpoint ended.

I'm quite disappointed that the Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman of Earth 2 are already dead. After reading this issue I'm far more interested in Earth 2's Superman and Wonder Woman than I am New 52's, and the Bat-Family was cool to see.

And it seems we're gonna see more of Mister 8, and due to the nature of what happened in the issue. It's very likely that it might not be on Earth 2 when we see him again.
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 05:11:20 PM »

I really like James Robinson. I listen to him about once a month and he gets me laughing my ass off all the time. Also, like almost everyone, I really enjoyed his STARMAN. His Earth 2 however ... I just can't get into. I tried it twice and dropped it each time after 2 issues.

It is as if he doesn't trust Nikola Scott or something. Too many panels of 'descriptive exposition' that irritates the hell out of me.

For example, while battling the heroes, Grundy looks up and says (something along the lines of) - "What is this? Coming from above me?"

Arrhhh. Come on James, we know he is looking up, you don't need that.

The scenes with the 'green flame' and Alan Scott were also so full of unnecessary exposition that it ruined at least 4 pages.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 10:40:57 PM »

I really like James Robinson. I listen to him about once a month and he gets me laughing my ass off all the time. Also, like almost everyone, I really enjoyed his STARMAN. His Earth 2 however ... I just can't get into. I tried it twice and dropped it each time after 2 issues.

It is as if he doesn't trust Nikola Scott or something. Too many panels of 'descriptive exposition' that irritates the hell out of me.

For example, while battling the heroes, Grundy looks up and says (something along the lines of) - "What is this? Coming from above me?"

Arrhhh. Come on James, we know he is looking up, you don't need that.

The scenes with the 'green flame' and Alan Scott were also so full of unnecessary exposition that it ruined at least 4 pages.

I doubt that's Robinson's fault as much as it is DC's fault, telling him to write it so it can fit nicely into a TPB. What do they call that? Expanded writing or something along those lines?

Personally, I don't see that complaint. I'm enjoying the series. And the #0 issue, in particular, you shouldn't have that problem with. It was action-packed and fast-paced.
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 10:55:28 PM »

No, No, I don't think you get me.

I am not talking about expanding or overuse of exposition, I am talking about per panel.

Grundy looks up and then says that in one panel. That is nothing but James Robinson's fault. That is just one example. It is like he is giving artistic direction inside the dialog.

It's like reading a 1960's comic where Stan Lee wasn't sure the art relayed what he was trying to express, so he had the characters verbalize each and every action.
"I must shoot my webbing upwards and hope it grabs that water tower, or I will certainly fall to my death!"

THAT is what James is doing at times on Earth 2. Just really bugs me.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 11:04:52 PM »

No, No, I don't think you get me.

I am not talking about expanding or overuse of exposition, I am talking about per panel.

Grundy looks up and then says that in one panel. That is nothing but James Robinson's fault. That is just one example. It is like he is giving artistic direction inside the dialog.

It's like reading a 1960's comic where Stan Lee wasn't sure the art relayed what he was trying to express, so he had the characters verbalize each and every action.
"I must shoot my webbing upwards and hope it grabs that water tower, or I will certainly fall to my death!"

THAT is what James is doing at times on Earth 2. Just really bugs me.

I'll have to go back and look em over. But I never even noticed it, the first time through.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 11:38:38 PM »

Well you still may not notice it.  Smiley It is just, for me, too much.

The last straw was the Grundy response, right before Hawkgirl joined the fight between him and Alan.

Again, just stuff I notice that bug me. Dan Slott irks me on ASM for different reasons that no one seems to be bothered by. I am anal on comic writing. But hey, we all can't like the same things.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 02:56:00 AM »

Damn you James Robinson! I've dropped this TWICE also and this issue seduces me back.  This is how the whole series should be.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 12:44:25 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 11:43:40 PM »

Just went and bought Earth 2 #4.  God help me.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2012, 01:02:42 AM »

This first storyarc is dragging a little, but still good. However the first issue and the #0 issues were awesome. I'm hoping after they get the origins out of the way, we'll get more action-packed fast-paced stuff like those issues were.
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