Weekly EARTH 2 Series Announced

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Posted by k4tzm4n (50950 posts) - - Show Bio

DC recently unleashed the weekly Batman series, BATMAN ETERNAL, and now they're bringing forth another weekly series! EARTH 2: WORLD'S END will also release every week, and there's plenty of writers working on the title: Tom Taylor, Daniel H. Wilson, Paul Levitz, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Jonhson. As for the artwork, Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, and Tyler Kirkham will bring the story to life with their visuals. The weekly series won't come out until this October, but a fantastic image by Ben Oliver has been released to help build the excitement.

There's a fair amount going on in Oliver's picture, isn't there? Will you give this weekly title a shot, Viners? Let us know below!

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#1 Edited by ptigrusmagus (495 posts) - - Show Bio

Dizzzamn

#2 Posted by Akindoodle (1032 posts) - - Show Bio

By God, if they kill Huntress AGAIN....

#3 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8160 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh I dropped Earth 2 a couple months ago

#4 Edited by Squalleon (4692 posts) - - Show Bio

As I said to the other thread about this :

"As weird as it sounds, weeklies are gonna be a nice addition to mainstream comics.
They can feature multiple characters(and explore some B or C listers in them), the story can progress quicker since monthlies are too slow. They allow time and space for more universe building(something DC truly needs right now).
Of course they are easy to go wrong without solid creative teams(look Countdown) but DC really seems to believe in this project, ending multiple titles and gathering nice creative teams of new writers and fan favorites of old, to secure success.

Plus weeklies has already shown they have potential, 52 may be the best event since today!"

#5 Posted by G_leno (1097 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeez, Batman, fine, no problem, weekly series is cool for his 75 birthday. I just wish that they would plough some of these creators on to some of the floundering titles rather than the amount of effort that must go in to a weekly. Is earth 2 in need of a weekly? Is there really too much to fit in to the monthly on-going?

#6 Posted by JakeN7 (12799 posts) - - Show Bio

They're pretty much corralling all their writers who work in the same corners of the DCU, putting them together, and giving them a book to all write together. It's pretty awesome actually. Now we need some sort of Lantern/Cosmic weekly...

#7 Posted by War Killer (20374 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's the new Superman? I really like his design, but does anyone know who he is?

#8 Edited by Squalleon (4692 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_leno said:

Jeez, Batman, fine, no problem, weekly series is cool for his 75 birthday. I just wish that they would plough some of these creators on to some of the floundering titles rather than the amount of effort that must go in to a weekly. Is earth 2 in need of a weekly? Is there really too much to fit in to the monthly on-going?

I think the main E2 title and Worlds Finest are gonna get cancelled so the weekly can take place. I actually sure of it.

@jaken7 said:

They're pretty much corralling all their writers who work in the same corners of the DCU, putting them together, and giving them a book to all write together. It's pretty awesome actually. Now we need some sort of Lantern/Cosmic weekly...

Isn't the thing we have now exactly that :-P

I mean the lantern titles are in a constant crossover.

#9 Edited by SupBatz (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

Kill Helena Wayne and find a away to bring back Helena Bertinelli? I'm game.

Good news. Earth 2 is a pretty interesting universe.

#10 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4526 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's the new Superman? I really like his design, but does anyone know who he is?

Probably Val-Zod

#11 Posted by Squalleon (4692 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's the new Superman? I really like his design, but does anyone know who he is?

He was recently introduced as Val-Zod. His design is exactly the same as MoS with different colors or is it just me.

#12 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

The current series hasn't been that great lately. Why in the world are they adding a weekly?

#13 Posted by iaconpoint (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the idea of weeklies, but I can't get into all of this. I was on the fence about Futures End, but if it ties into yet another weekly I'm gonna pass on it. Two I can do, three is too much.

#14 Posted by Squalleon (4692 posts) - - Show Bio

The current series hasn't been that great lately. Why in the world are they adding a weekly?

They are probably gonna take away the current series and World's Finest and put this in it's place.

#15 Posted by lifeofvibe (3513 posts) - - Show Bio

DIE HELENA WAYNE DIE!!!!!! BRING BACK OUR SMOKING HOT BERTINELI!!!!!!!!!!!!

#16 Posted by War Killer (20374 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: Thanks.

@war_killer said:

Who's the new Superman? I really like his design, but does anyone know who he is?

He was recently introduced as Val-Zod. His design is exactly the same as MoS with different colors or is it just me.

It does looks similar to the design from Mos...but I still like it. The white cape instead of red as well as the white "S" looks really cool.

#17 Posted by SanoHibiki (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

@kal_smahboi said:

The current series hasn't been that great lately. Why in the world are they adding a weekly?

This.

Plus don’t get me wrong, but why Val-Zod wearing House of El logo and not some unique only for him symbol?

#18 Posted by SmashBrawler (5978 posts) - - Show Bio

Why don't they just rename this weekly "Batman/Superman: Earth 2 Edition"? That's pretty much were the current series has been going anyway.

#19 Posted by dagmar_merrill (10008 posts) - - Show Bio

Please stop with the weekly titles.

#20 Edited by Squalleon (4692 posts) - - Show Bio

@smashbrawler said:

Why don't they just rename this weekly "Batman/Superman: Earth 2 Edition"? That's pretty much were the current series has been going anyway.

Injustice 2.0: Earth 2

#21 Edited by patrat18 (10651 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice.

#22 Posted by SmashBrawler (5978 posts) - - Show Bio

@squalleon said:

@smashbrawler said:

Why don't they just rename this weekly "Batman/Superman: Earth 2 Edition"? That's pretty much were the current series has been going anyway.

Injustice 2.0: Earth 2

That too. I mean come on, even the Joker dies in both!

#23 Posted by The Stegman (25488 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes! I've been saying for ages there needs to be an Earth 2 expanded series. This isn't quite what I wanted, but I'll take it!

#24 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4526 posts) - - Show Bio

@smashbrawler said:

Why don't they just rename this weekly "Batman/Superman: Earth 2 Edition"? That's pretty much were the current series has been going anyway.

Injustice 2.0: Earth 2

That's exactly what Tom Taylor has turned it into, and Injustice clone.

#25 Posted by RaggedScarecrow (921 posts) - - Show Bio

This announcement's somewhat bittersweet for me. I like Earth 2, despite it's current status, but my budget won't support a weekly series without axing something else I like. I suppose I could buy bits and pieces of the weekly starring my favourite characters, but I'd much rather have the whole picture. So I guess I'm dropping Earth 2 and waiting for the trades of the weekly to see how Alan Scott and friends are doing.

#26 Posted by Whisper_ (3464 posts) - - Show Bio

That art *__*

#27 Posted by ForeverMan (156 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm stoked for this. I've enjoyed Earth 2 but the amount of characters they're trying to cram has made for pretty erratic pacing.

I really hope Worlds' Finest moves permanently into the Earth 2 universe also. That whole book has meandered about doing not much of anything up to now.

#28 Posted by Protoflash (139 posts) - - Show Bio

So…. Black superman, dead huntress, and a possibly dead dr. fate…. Goin for all the shock value you can eh DC?

#29 Posted by Falconer (155 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, so you mean another weekly Bat book?

#30 Posted by TheMightyMazahs (12 posts) - - Show Bio

@protoflash: A black Superman is shock value? As if that's a new thing. Don't forget about Grant Morrison's Superman from Earth-23. He's black. And awesome. Now, let's assume that this new "Superman" is Mister Terrific, considering he was dating Power Girl. I mean...look at them. That consoling embrace.

#31 Posted by deaditegonzo (3690 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda interesting. This implies Kal-El will not be redeemed :/, which makes me sad.

#32 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (12233 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this series focuses on the ACTUAL JSA and not the new group Taylor is bringing in. This series had so much potential but it's fizzling out so I'm worried about this weekly. I'll be getting it regardless.

@smashbrawler said:

Why don't they just rename this weekly "Batman/Superman: Earth 2 Edition"? That's pretty much were the current series has been going anyway.

Injustice 2.0: Earth 2

I loled at both of these.

#33 Edited by UltimateSMfan (1470 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman eternal after just two issues seems really solid, I like many writers collaborating on one book maybe that's a big factor where quality is concerned, that being said I'm definitely looking forward to this, the current earth 2 has been moving a little slowly for my taste and power girl and huntress have got to start interacting with other people. One big hope is to make the focus of this book the justice society characters again. The me superman and batman are cool and all but come on....

That image really is fantastic! That's green lantern's hand there right?

#34 Posted by BR_Havoc (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

Flooding the market with weekly titles is very risky and that is what DC is doing now. I do not know why they feel the need for this and cannibalizing your own market with 3 weekly series at the same time is not smart. Fans are not walking cash machines.

#35 Posted by TDK_1997 (15076 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually I am going to be dropping the main title as well so I am not interested into this weekly even slightly.

#36 Edited by Gyardos (28 posts) - - Show Bio

I wana Forever People weekly series and then

some grand new titles with super heroes!

#37 Posted by knightofthechronicle (710 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh for Pete Sake, stop trying to bleed me dry!

#38 Edited by snarkybits (386 posts) - - Show Bio

@protoflash: A black Superman is shock value? As if that's a new thing. Don't forget about Grant Morrison's Superman from Earth-23. He's black. And awesome. Now, let's assume that this new "Superman" is Mister Terrific, considering he was dating Power Girl. I mean...look at them. That consoling embrace.

Mister Terrific is already around...Val-Zod is a completely different character.

#39 Posted by UncannyCyclops (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Expand Earth 2 and end New 52.

#40 Posted by wtk1013 (258 posts) - - Show Bio

Im hoping this is a sign Helena Bertinelli is coming back soon.Im not a fan of Helena Wayne, but dc shouldnt just kill her off again,just have her become a new hero.

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#41 Posted by NukeA6 (511 posts) - - Show Bio

Earth 2 is one of the best coming off of the New 52 so I consider this good news. They do have to step away from Apokolips for a bit since they've done a bit too much.

#42 Posted by Catsnlynne (1050 posts) - - Show Bio

So does this mean Batman and Evil Superman and the rest of those crap characters can leave the Earth-2 monthly and we can get back to the important JSA heroes ?

#43 Posted by 2cool4fun (1384 posts) - - Show Bio

3 weekly series? DC just please don't put more delays on some of your titles.

Also, I am happy but at the same time, Earth 2 has been going in a bad direction, and by the looks of this picture, this story might just piss me off even more.

#44 Posted by darkbeam (2496 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good.

#45 Edited by Zeeguy91 (1168 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, Ben Oliver, you magnificent beast, you.

Looks like I may have to try this out. Which means my wallet's gonna hurt. Damn it, DC.

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#46 Edited by metroplex02 (32 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Superman looks AAALL kinds of awesome.

EDIT: Val Zod? I like him even more now.

#47 Posted by TomHunter (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone considering the idea that maybe Huntress ISN"T dead?? Maybe just horribly injured? Could Helena Wayne become the Oracle of Earth 2? I'd go for that!!

Completely looking forward to this book!

#48 Posted by micah (2024 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: I liked it more when it was more of a focus on the modern Golden Age heroes.

#49 Posted by Koays (2624 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_leno said:

Jeez, Batman, fine, no problem, weekly series is cool for his 75 birthday. I just wish that they would plough some of these creators on to some of the floundering titles rather than the amount of effort that must go in to a weekly. Is earth 2 in need of a weekly? Is there really too much to fit in to the monthly on-going?

I think its just moving too slow for the event they plan to do next year, crossing over the two universes

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#50 Edited by darkrider (462 posts) - - Show Bio

i want to see them in this weekly

wildcat

Doctor Mid-Nite

Hourman

Jesse Chambers

air wave

Amazing-Man

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