I loved this issue.
So who we see so far ?
Alan scott (Green Lantern)
Jay garrick (flash)
Al Pratt (Atom )
Harper ( Guardian)
anyone else ?
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James Robinson is the best. And all you non believers that thought he was gonna blow it, I say AHAH I never doubted him once!
His Shade miniseries is so good it makes you cry and Earth 2 was pure genius.
Now we only have to wait his He-Man comics, and the trinity will be complete... thought I'm not sure I'm gonna read that.
Beautiful, beautiful art from Nicola Scott.
The Trinity is gone? Good. We see enough of them elsewhere, and I'm sure there will be plenty of flashbacks.
Can't wait to see Jay, Alan and Al in action! Even though Jay's new costume looks atrocious.
Eagerly awaiting the arrival of Wildcat, Dr. Mid-Nite, and Hourman.
I don't know, it kind of reminded me of the rest of the NuDC, which got me to drop the few books I did collect. I *liked* older Jay, Scott and Alan (and Ted, of course, who I think was incredibly underrated as a character). They were unique. Just making them random new heroes makes them exactly the same as everyone else, especially in the new DCU. I like reading about new heroes, but I don't need EVERY character to be a new hero. I'll probably give it a couple more issues -- let it focus on the characters who'll actually be in this title, instead of the ones who were killed off -- but I don't imagine I'll really stick with it.
I really liked this issue, can't wait for next month! LOVED LOVED LOVED Mercury being Jay Garrick's Abin Sur, just right on so many levels and a way to tie into Wonder Woman's legacy as well as the Flash's history. Really helps differentiate him from Barry. Joan was a total #%&$, though, which I was surprised by.
I also really liked Alan Scott in this. His monologue seemed unrealistic until it was shown to be him doing a voice-over for a documentary about the Apokolips War. I really hope he gets Green Lantern powers in China somehow, just to keep this thing global. And Al Pratt was cool too, they all read very much like the young JSA in Robinson's Starman. I'm thinking of the Ragdoll Cult flashback issue in particular. It's a bit strange to be so excited about these characters, because the fact that their history has been stripped away means that anything can happen. There's so much drama in their lives that was played out literally before my time, so this is just exhilarating! If the new Flash origin is anything to go by, I'm very excited to see the new beginnings of these heroes!
Oh, and a note... the Justice Society characters that are appearing appear to all be new versions of the founding members. We've seen the Trinity, Alan Scott/Green Lantern, Jay Garrick/The Flash and Al Pratt/The Atom. Next we're getting Michael Holt/Mister Terrific and an unspecified Hawkgirl in lieu of Hawkman (guessing Kendra Saunders, because of Robinson's connection to the character). I'd expect Wesley Dodds/Sandman, Rex Tyler/Hourman, Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate and Jim Corrigan/The Spectre next. Wildcat will probably be later. Just a pattern, is all...
Looking for artists, know I won't find any. That blows.
This book managed to exceed my already high expectations for the series. A strong plot, excellent characterisation and amazing art. Just fantastic. This is exactly what I like to see in a first issue - establishing the world and the characters that inhabit it, providing a strong narrative flow that balances action with character moments, and ending with a cliffhanger that has me eagerly awaiting the next issue.
I'm a huge fan of the original Earth-2. JLA 100 and All-Star Squadron were my introduction to the DC universe and the JSA has always been my favourite DC team. When this book was first announced I was hoping for a return of that world, but the more I read of this series the more intrigued I became. I'm now glad that Robinson has taken the concept of Earth-2 in a new and interesting direction.