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Exclusive Preview: EARTH 2 #12

It's the new Dr. Fate versus Wotan. If that wasn't bad enough, there's also a threat from Apokolips that will need to be dealt with.

James Robinson has been establishing the characters in EARTH 2 and we're about to see a major clash go down in the next issue. It's a good thing there heroes are getting a handle on their powers because even though they have to face Wotan, there's also another threat they'll have to deal with.

Check out our exclusive preview for next week's issue courtesy of DC Comics.

EARTH 2 #12

The drums of war begin to sound as the heroes of Earth 2 rally behind Dr. Fate—and a threat from Apokolips becomes all too real!

Written by: James Robinson

Art by: Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott

Cover by: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

Variant Cover by: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: May 1, 2013

45 Comments
Posted by stevencarver_

I've been really enjoying this series. I like it much better than the main JL titles.

Posted by bob808

Earth 2 is my favorite Team book I can't wait to read it.

Edited by Shika1Dude

Nicola Scott's work is sublime as always

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

I've always been a huge fan of alternate characters or earths so naturally I'd love this book. To my surprise it's currently my favorite team book as well. This new Dr. Fate looks badass!

Edited by adamcrouch

I haven't actaually been enjoying this series since like issue 4 but the last issue was pretty good. I hope that this series goes on to be Starman level good. I guess i really want to see jay and alan interact and have a team form.

Edited by Sawcesome

I picked up this series for Jay Garrick, and I'm happy to say I wound up loving everything in this book.

Edited by Lvenger

Very nice. I only wish I had more money to spare on comics. Earth 2 is one of the DC titles I'd consider buying if I had the money.

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Edited by Psycho_Soldier

FIRST WEEK, BEST WEEK!

Posted by Doomlurker

I love this title, just wish DC would do an Earth 3 in a similar fashion to this, it would be so cool to see the Crime Syndicate forming and the heroic versions of Joker and Luthor assembling a team.

Edited by dondave

Looks Awesome

Posted by Rafa Lee

I start reading that last month and it looks very interesting to see something where the writer can have freedom to do anything he wants without the haters crying out all the time.

Posted by RedQueen

Hmm looks like i should start buying this book again, seems to be back on track.

@g_man Hey Tony notice how it says Flash and not THE Flash.

I'm pretty sure it says The Flash :P

The preview looks awesome, I'm still picking it up, and still loving it.

Posted by AjO16

Jumped on issue 10. I Love this book.

Edited by agitatedandroid

Earth 2 has been consistently great. James Robinson has been one of the few reliable authors of the New 52. I can always count on Earth 2 being a fun read.

And holy crap can Nicola Scott draw. That double page of Fate and Wotan is tremendous.

Edited by HempKnight757

@adamcrouch: Glade someone said it. Cause I have felt that way since they defeated Grundy so easily. Was a little much to see him get built up only to get knocked down very Avengers (the movie) like. The last two issues I have really enjoyed for being someone who doesn't really care for magic. I just like the world James is building & it doesn't make you scratch your head like the rest of the new 52.

Posted by Atomiic

FIRST WEEK, BEST WEEK!

This is how I feel every month

Posted by Darkmount1

Did anyone not see that we have the appearance of a NEW version of "Lee Travis"? Everyone knows him as the original Crimson Avenger--do you think Robinson and Scott created this new take on the character as a nod to the second CA, Jill Carlyle?

Edited by kid Apollo

so i havent been reading the Earth 2 stuff, but from the things that reporter said, it sounds like i should be

Posted by HeraldofGanthet

@doomlurker: just wish DC would do an Earth 3 in a similar fashion to this, it would be so cool to see the Crime Syndicate forming and the heroic versions of Joker and Luthor assembling a team.

Yeah, that would be gangsta.

Posted by adamcrouch

@HempKnight757

yeah like the build up to that fight was great but then it was over so quick. i didnt much care for the Fury issue. I did like the issue where the Flash's house gets attacked by the atom

i cant wait for hourman. i hope he has actual time powers though like the android did. and i just want to see the team togethor. i love the JSA. its sad though that we wont be able to have many characters from the johns run.

Also i hope it doesnt get to be too batman-centric.

Posted by MaidenFate

before New 52, JSA was my favorite title. This is rapidly filling that spot.

Edited by LordRequiem

I love this series!

Posted by Mucklefluga

@redqueen: That's what i get for reading an article on my phone.

Edited by RedQueen
Posted by tchalla3000

I'm waiting cor wildcat. They showed him in the second issue, so he would be a great addition. This series is nice.

Posted by modunhanul

Doctor Fate!

Edited by jstndmnd

--Awesome.

Posted by JamDamage

one the of the rare good things to come out of the New 52.

Posted by SandMan_

With have a new Wonder Woman and a Batman coming up....When will we get out new superman?

Posted by Mezmero

These splash pages are gorgeous. Can't wait to read more of this series.

Posted by Trodorne

JSA! JSA! JSA!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Doctor Fate's costume is AWESOME!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Did anyone not see that we have the appearance of a NEW version of "Lee Travis"? Everyone knows him as the original Crimson Avenger--do you think Robinson and Scott created this new take on the character as a nod to the second CA, Jill Carlyle?

yes. James did this with alot of characters, merging the classic version with their successors. Alan Scott/Obsidian, Al Pratt/Damage/Atom Smasher etc etc

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@sandman_ said:

With have a new Wonder Woman and a Batman coming up....When will we get out new superman?

we dont have a new Wonder Woman. we have her daughter Fury. hopefully the new Batman doesnt last long

Edited by Teerack

Wait other stuff happens in earth two? I thought it was all about everyone not beating Darkseid.

Edited by JohnTek

Can't wait for the over the top action between Wotan and Fate! I just hope it doesn't end so easily as it did with Grundy.

Edited by cagedleo730

@teerack said:

Wait other stuff happens in earth two? I thought it was all about everyone not beating Apocalypse?

Wrong universe. Darkseid is better and older than "A pack of Lips". This is the correct way to spell Apokolips

Posted by cagedleo730

@sandman_ said:

With have a new Wonder Woman and a Batman coming up....When will we get out new superman?

we dont have a new Wonder Woman. we have her daughter Fury. hopefully the new Batman doesnt last long

Sorry to disappoint you but James Robinson has mentioned on numerous occasions that this Batman will be important to the future of Earth 2. He will eventually meet up with Prime Earth's Bruce Wayne. Not gonna die anytime soon.

Edited by Teerack

@cagedleo730: That's cool. Kinda makes me hope it's Damian now.

Posted by SwampPing

@sandman_: We don't need a new superman and Fury isn't Wonder Woman

Posted by SandMan_

@swampping: It kinda looks like way. We already have a new Batman on the way, so why not a new Supes ? :/

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

James Robinson's been killing it on this series! Seriously, can't find a thing wrong with it, and this issue looks GREAT

Posted by davidgrantlloyd

Dr Fate rocks!

Edited by xavierlopezjr

Can we just put this series to bed now? It was the series that showed that DC had no respect for its audiences and showed that James Robinson can make anything into something worth reading, but its time to put this sows ear--that was made into a purse into the sidelines of history--it is also time to send Dan Didio into the cornfields--his 52 has been a failed experiment and it is time for a massive Re-boot--there is a way to bring in new readers and not alienate the old. But the Dan Didio way is not the one. Honestly, there really was no reason to kill the clutterverse--it was working, the Didio-verse, on the other hand was just as bad as the Kingdom Come world and it is time to let some people who actually care about the form take over--they deserve it. People like Ordway, Levitz, Thomas, Johns etc. who don't come from the revisionist realms of hollywood or television. Didio has always jumped too easily to the tune set by Warners--who have no understanding of the medium. So, let Robinson leaving DC signal a huge change--the end of Didio's reign and the return of comics for comics fans. Let this be a beginning as well as an end and let it be a time that shows more respect for the medium and for its fans. Warner can have the movies--but let us have the actual comics.