Not worth your money
Ok where do I start with this book? I actually had high hopes I liked the looks of Wonder Woman and Superman I still didn't like Batman's look in this, sure I know it wasn't the typical Superman Batman and WW book it was all Earth 2 heroes and so on....
BBUUTTT as I read this book it was going good I liked the pacing and I loved the art and so on. It was the result of this that I hated. I know alot of reviewers like this book but me? the start was good the ending was bad...REALLLYYY Bad!!!
There are some spoliers after this. So don't read on if you don't want to know them
How some of these heroes die, it's stupid. Makes no sense and pretty much DC is mocking the Readers, yes I know I like the other heroes to come Jay and Alan but the trinity is where it's at. I'm a die hard fan of the three of them and there deaths are...how can I put this in a nice way without cursing? there are no words to describe how much I felt like DC were mocking me for taking my money and this is me putting it out there politely my actual vocal statement of this was far worse and I wouldn't recommend kids hearing it either.
Wonder woman gets stabbed....WOW that didn't take much to kill her off now did it? she was stabbed by Steppenwolf in the back and it kills her. She's a warrior, she doesn't THINK some are coming behind her? No wonder she was last amazon all the others must not like watching their backs either and it caught up on her. Yes I am mocking it.
Superman blowing up......Just look at those three words will you? just look 'Superman blowning up' You would look at me as if I was stupid or something but no he actually does die by getting blown up by none other than para demons...what in the....come on para demons killed Superman? not Darkseid or even the great steppenwolf himself? (I know Steppenwolf is under Darkseid in the old series like a general or something) not in a massive battle like in pre 52 Superman vs Doomsday? no he gets blown up. thats IT a man who's taken explosions and laughs them off, gets blown up and killed by it, and don't say that hey the bomb is from apokolips if it was THAT strong why didn't it level the entire country? it should have at least made a creator bigger than the USA to kill him.
And last but not least Batman's death, this has to be one if not THEE most stupid deaths in comic history, why? Batman sacrifices it all by blowing up the main apokolips complex, he dies in the explosion. Sure he's not invulnerable like Superman but tell me how many times have you read or seen Batman get out of exploding places? I have honestly lost count, what made this explosion so different from the millions of others before? NOTHING repeat NOTHING there was NO reason why Batman couldn't have had a back up plan to escape that. If it was the main DCU earth Batman he'd get out why couldn't this Earth 2 one get out?
Overall, I give it a mark on great art and the setting. The setting is much bigger in feel than anything JL series did with Jim Lee. And the start was awesome along with the nice tid bits of Alan Scott and Jay Garrick too come. But I still give it a 1 and a half out of 5 simply because the deaths of DC's flag ship characters was weak like really weak. If these heroes can die so easily why haven't they in the main DCU?