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Exclusive Preview: EARTH 2 #20

Batman, Hawkgirl and Red Tornado join forces with a new ally against the army from Apokolips.

Earth 2 #20

Superman’s plans for Earth 2 finally come to light as Batman, Hawkgirl and Red Tornado join a new ally who could turn the tide in the war with Apokolips.

Written by: Tom Taylor

Art by: Barry Kitson and Robson Rocha

Cover by: Jae Lee and June Chung

Variant Cover by: Dan Panosian

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Feb 5 2013

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Edited by Outside_85

Looks good... now make that Batman go away.

Posted by G-Man

@outside_85: Curious, didja read the annual? What did ya think?

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Posted by Friskynesss

The Annual was an interesting take but I wish they made Batman someone else. (Can we say who he is? WE ALL KNOW ANYHOW.)

I was really hoping on Azrael.

With regards to this issue, I am very intrigued by Aquawoman.

Posted by jstndmnd

I hope after a while they make the new batman into hour man if his drug only last an hour. I like the whole idea of not having Superman and Batman in earth 2 and would like it to return to that concept. Other than that Taylor is not doing to bad in his run.

Posted by Nahuel

Man! I'm in issue 18 yet but in this preview Aquawoman looks badass.

Tom Taylor is rocking it as usual, but I'm not so fond with this Batman. Hope they change his design in the near future.

Posted by War Killer

Using the water from the rain clouds...pretty creative.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Ugh, I don't like that they just keep introducing new characters, there should be a core in this. It's great nonetheless. And Jae Lee, woah!

Posted by LCazT1996

Looks good... now make that Batman go away.

And the evil Superman. I loved Earth-2 for the fact that it was new and interesting takes on a world without Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman. But Taylor has basically just brought them back in a different form.

As for Aquawoman, I wonder if the fact that she's black means that she'll be Kaldur'ahm's mom and he'll be introduced in this series? Because that would make me very happy.

Edited by Squalleon

I think the comic book industry needs more titles like these(Earth 2, Injustice), at least I would gladly read more of them, free of mutual continiuity with other titles and focused on a universal scale rather than certain characters. I loved Young Justice,JLU,Avengers: EMH because they seemed to have a variety of stories in them.

Sadly, I don't read E2, I don't enjoy it, the writing is something that didn't seem to connect with me, especially the dialogue.

Edited by frozenedge

This is why I love Earth 2 and more specifically, alternate universes

Edited by Vitalius

@war_killer:

Yeah but also would better if she control the blood of parademons, if they had blood or water in their blood like humans.

Posted by PapiNacho

@lcazt1996: You mean Robinson has basically brought it back.

Posted by Supermanguy17

Looks cool but I really wished batman would've been someone else like you know dick grayson, the person they choose was kinda too obvious and Nicola Scott isn't on the issue bummer, anyway still love the book

Posted by dondave

@outside_85 said:

Looks good... now make that Batman go away.

And the evil Superman. I loved Earth-2 for the fact that it was new and interesting takes on a world without Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman. But Taylor has basically just brought them back in a different form.

As for Aquawoman, I wonder if the fact that she's black means that she'll be Kaldur'ahm's mom and he'll be introduced in this series? Because that would make me very happy.

James Robinson brought him back not Tom Taylor.

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Posted by RaggedScarecrow

Such a good title. I think it's my favourite DC ongoing currently.

Posted by laabitres

marella is a badass earth 2 is by far one of my new 52 favorites

Edited by AllStarSuperman

Such a good title. I think it's my favourite DC ongoing currently.

Its mine. I love evil Supes

Edited by Outside_85

@g_man said:

@outside_85: Curious, didja read the annual? What did ya think?

I didn't due to a combination of being Bat-focused and a scary pricetag. I know it's not Bruce and I have heard how this Batman is different, but to me, part of the appeal of Earth-2 was the absence of DC's Trinity and especially Batman that tends to overshadow everything else.

Note: also I dont find a more brutal Batman to be terribly interesting since we have seen it before. What would be an invention now would be Batman as a villain.

Posted by manwithoutshame

Earth 2 has been great since Tom Taylor took over. I love what he's doing.

Edited by wisesonAC

@lcazt1996: i hope its Kaldur's mom. but is it jusrt me but from the cover to the actual pages does aquawoman look like shes been lightened?

Edited by ips

prefer the jae lee cover to the interior art. perfer the aquawoman design on the cover too. i kept reading this article because i was curious about the character desgin and then saw the interior art was a recoloured Mera and lost interest.

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Posted by Onemoreposter

Aquawoman is HOT

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

I hope we can see Amazing-Man in this series. Also, I'm really digging Aquawoman, not too crazy about this Batman.

Posted by wtk1013

I love Aquawomans design and interested in her character.I actually want Auquawoman to be Kaldur 'ahms aunt instead of his mother or just have him on the main earth.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Love this book. Wish the Batman was a totally different character due to the power enhancer he uses but I hope that it's a foreshadow for this characters debut (I hope it's his son). It's my favorite DC ongoing along with Green Arrow, Action Comics, Superman/Wonder Woman, and The Flash.

@z3ro180 said:

@friskynesss: Who is the new batman.

Thomas Wayne, Sr.

Posted by mak13131313

Really enjoying this book! It's one of the best right now!

Posted by GothamRed

I'm gonna guess Lorena Marquez, but who knows

Posted by Ostyo

Mera with a tan lol

Posted by New_World_Order

So where is AquaMAN?

Posted by Perfect 10

uhm, why did they lighten aquawoman's skin and straighten her hair?? you got rid of vixen let me have this dc, goddess

Edited by moonsault86

I loved the annual. It was as if uncle Ben turned up to be alive all along and suddenly he is more than a line that gets repeated over and over.

Posted by Fallen_Crippled

Aquawoman's skin tone keeps changing. She is much darker in the cover, then we see her almost white to a lighter black.

Posted by SwampPing

I think Thomas Wayne Batman is awesome, not a big fan of Red Tornado Lois Lane

Edited by Z3RO180
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@z3ro180 said:

@arturocalakayvee: Ok so,how did he become batman ?

There was a masked man killing select individuals of the Falcone Family so Bruce tracks him down only to find out that it was his father alive and well. He discovers that Thomas never died and just paid off the hospital to tell everyone he had so he could live in secret. Turns out E2 Thomas and Martha were best friends with Falcone and major drug addicts. Thomas tried to be in Bruces life again but Bruce is convinced his entire mission is now a lie because his father never died thus shunning him from his life and blaming him for becoming The Batman. After Bruce dies, Thomas decides since he couldn't be in his life the next best thing was to honor him so he dawns the mantle of the Batman while taking miraclo after stealing samples from old colleague, Rex Tyler.

Posted by LCazT1996

@dondave: I'd be shocked if he didn't leave the book and DC due to "creative differences" about the book's direction.

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@darknightspideyfanboy said:

@arturocalakayvee: i thought he stole the drug from rex mason(metamorpho)

He apparently did, which is something I still don't get. Why Rex Mason? What the hell happened to Rex Tyler?

Posted by CantDance93

Looks awesome!

Edited by darknightspideyfanboy

@smashbrawler: ether it was a mistake or they did it to keep Rex Tyler young since Thomas did say mason was an old colleague of his meaning mason could be as old as Thomas.Rex Tyler could still be coming he could be mason young assistant or something

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

@smashbrawler said:

@darknightspideyfanboy said:

@arturocalakayvee: i thought he stole the drug from rex mason(metamorpho)

He apparently did, which is something I still don't get. Why Rex Mason? What the hell happened to Rex Tyler?

You're completely right. He did. This entire time I was under the impression it was Tyler. I guess I saw "miraclo" and "Rex" and assumed it was Tyler. I'm hoping that was a editorial mistake because why would Rex Mason have the drug and why would he be on Earth2? Ugh, if they put him on E2 in favor of Element Woman being in Prime Earth...actually come to think of it, I think Element Woman got her powers from Rex on Prime Earth? I gotta go back and see...now I'm just confused.

EDIT: This is from EW's wiki page:

She is invited by the Justice League to become a member. She makes reference to knowing Rex, known as Metamorpho.

Edited by LCazT1996

Also I haven't bought any of Tom Taylor's run on the book yet. Is it worth buying or should I just end with James Robinson's last issue?

Posted by darknightspideyfanboy
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Posted by TheFirstLantern

The backgrounds on that cover are astonishing. :)

Posted by BuNKiTZ

Really looking forward to seeing what Aquawoman can do! I've never read any comic with an "Aquawoman" in it but I'm guessing she's mostly just going to be like Mera though... Still, that's pretty exciting :P

Posted by Justthatkid

Be cool if YJ Kaldur was introduced in Earth 2, while the Brightest Day version was on main earth. Thomas Wayne should of been left dead, I'm scared Martha will come in hiding that she was alive this whole time and is the new joker.

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