Thursday, February 16, 2012

Welcome to Earth-Two

DC Comics announced a few weeks ago a second wave of titles that will be incorporated into the New 52 starting in May.  Among those titles there are two that expand the possibilities for stories beyond the confines of "our" universe: Earth Two and Worlds' Finest.

Art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

Art by Brian Hitch (Variant Cover)

EARTH TWO – Writer: James Robinson. Artist: Nicola Scott. Cover: Ivan Reis & Joe Prado.  The greatest heroes on a parallel Earth, the Justice Society combats threats that will set them on a collision course with other worlds.

“I’m excited and eager to let people know all the facts about the new EARTH TWO comic, but for now I have to remain vague.  Earth 2 is a world that’s very like our own, but at the same time vastly different. It has known great conflict and danger... a dark menace defeated but at a great cost both to the Earth and to its superheroes of that time.  Now, in the present as new menaces emerge to attack the Earth, new heroes must emerge too, learning to work as a team (or perhaps Society is a better word) while facing these new threats head-on. Who are these heroes?  Will their powers include speed, bestial fury, and maybe even green light? Wait and see.”
- James Robinson

Art by George Perez

WORLDS’ FINEST – Writer: Paul Levitz. Artists: George Perez and Kevin Maguire.  Cover: George Perez.  Stranded on our world from a parallel reality, Huntress and Power Girl struggle to find their way back to Earth Two. Perez and Maguire will be the artists on alternating story arcs.

“Nothing’s quite the same... the world they’re in, the rules of the game, the stakes... so Helena and Kara are facing dilemmas in WORLDS’ FINEST that are nothing like any version of either of their previous lives... learn the identities they used on Earth 2... watch why those change when they get here... and see the choices they face.  It’s a layered puzzle, pulling on the rich history of the DC Universe... but even more on the potential for explosively different lives in the New 52 universe... and over time, it’ll all pull together to affect the lives of so many.”
- Paul Levitz

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