Mild Mannered Reviews – Earth 2: Society #15
Earth 2: Society #15
Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 10, 2016
Cover date: October 2016
“A Whole New World” – Part Three
Writer: Dan Abnett
Penciller: Tony Harris and Angel Hernandez
Inker: Von Grawbadger and Angel Hernandez
Cover: Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez
Reviewed by: James Lantz
Richard Grayson’s son John, who had been turned into the Ultra-Humanite’s Humanite Firepattern, hesitates to accomplish his mission to take the Pandora Vessel when seeing his father. He escapes Fury, with the Huntress following him secretly. Batman had placed a tracer on John. However, the Ultra-Humanite is not pleased with Firepattern’s disobedience. Some mental command from the villain causes the youth to fall in mid-flight. More on John Grayson and the Huntress’ search for him will be revealed in Earth 2: Society Annual #1, on sale August 31, 2016.
Knowing the Ultra-Humanite, who used his mental powers to escape the original Earth 2 with the refugees, is monitoring transmissions throughout the planet, Alan Scott contacts him in hopes of getting him to work together with the Wonders to create a civilization. Instead, the Ultra-Humanite controls Alan making him take back the Green Lantern ring and steal the Pandora Vessel. Wesley Dodds and Commander Soto are injured in the process. Power Girl urgently insists for someone to stop Alan Scott, for if he brings the Pandora Vessel to the Ultra-Humanite, New Earth 2 could face Armageddon. Will anyone be able to defeat the Ultra-Humanite and Green Lantern?
Story – 5: I wish Abnett had given us a little more background on how the Ultra-Humanite got a hold of Batman’s son. (If that’s covered in previous Earth 2 books, I apologize as I haven’t had time to sit down and read them all.) Maybe that will be covered in the upcoming Annual. If so, I’ll cut Abnett some slack as he’s saving this title with entertaining stories that could give the rest of the DC books a run for their money. This one was a pleasure to read.
Art – 4: The first eight pages stick out like a sore thumb. Had Tony Harris or Angel Hernandez drawn the entire issue, the artistic changes wouldn’t be so hard on the eyes. These visuals bog down what is truly an excellent book otherwise.
Cover Art – 4: It feels like DC wants this cover to make buyers believe that a lot more happens in this issue than what’s printed. In spite of this, the image is well drawn.
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