For those of you who have been following along we’ve been pretty much all over the map in this club and this month we’ve made our biggest leap yet into a new and rebooted DC landscape.
The N52 reboot changed a lot of things in the DC universe but it also brought about the return of the parallel earth concept. The old Earth-Two and its heroes, the JSA were retooled yet again and Earth 2 was born. (Yes. I know that the team never called itself the JSA officially but honestly they may as well have been called that.)
Let’s get this meeting started and see what awaits us in this brave new world.
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(Just so you are aware the Earth 2 #0 issue was published between issues #4 and #5 but the events in it happen during the time of the Apokolips War.)
Like the beginning of All Star Squadron, Earth 2 starts off by removing that earth’s main “Wonders” from the picture. What do you think of the parallels between the two and does this particular technique work for you in this case?
The characters here may have the same names, code names and powers as their JSA counterparts but what did you make of how this group of Wonders got their powers and what do you think of the the characters in general?
The four new Wonders fave off against an age old JSA villain here. What do you make of this version of Grundy and his connection to the Grey? What about Alan’s connection to its opposite number: The Green? Is the idea that the two are both representatives of these forces an interesting idea or is ot for the birds?
Al Pratt, Kendra Saunders and Wes Dodds are all Wonders who are associated with the World Army. What are your thoughts on government sanctioned/controlled heroes? Kendra seems to not like the idea. Do you agree with her?
How do you feel about seeing these characters just having come into their powers on this Earth 2 where in the original version we meet them long after they acquired their powers?
Are you bothered by the differences between the Earth 2 characters and their pre-reboot JSA counterparts?
And that’s it for this week.
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