EARTH 2 #3

Green Lantern is getting a make-over. And it does not look like it will be covered in clover. The Flash is amused. Hawkgirl looks abused. Plus the rest of the cast have travelled to Dover. Which isn't too far from where these guys live! Writer: James Robinson; Artist: Nicola Scott; and Publisher: DC Comics in June 2012. Who wants a pasty?

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
I can't help but wonder if this issue of Earth 2, entitled 'Jade King', was modelled after a quiz-show of sorts. Well, a hand full of the heroes living in this lo-cal, just keep on asking question after question after question.  

  • Just take Alan Scott for example. After surviving from a train crash instigated last issue, he now wants to know why this green flame has suddenly popped out of nowhere -- given him powers -- and what it actually is?
  • Whilst someone like Jay Garrick on the other hand, is bemused when Hawkgirl flutters into view, and by whim of fate, trains him by beating him up!
  • Now who can help answer these questions, huh? Maybe that grey monstrous figure who is smashing up Washington DC perhaps?

Nah! To be continued...

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
I could not help but smile when Hawkgirl and Flash said...

FLASH: Hey! How did you know where I'd be? Like you were expecting me.
HAWKGIRL: Fate showed me the way.
FLASH: Nice glib answer, but I'd doubt that even if we were back in Lansin. This is -- where did you say in Poland? Besides, I don't believe in fate. 
HAWKGIRL: Maybe you will once you met the guy.

Well, you know what that implies, right? THE DOCTOR IS BACK IN THE HOUSE! And I do not mean Hugh Laurie.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
The whole Green Lantern 'origin scene' was a blast from start to finish. Honestly, I wanted more of it. I have a gut instinct that this segment is positively the start of something major-major! Ohhh! I'm so exited I can pee myself.

Ooops! Who has a towelette?

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
I was not too keen on the whole Flash / Hawkgirl battle myself. It gave us nothing new relating to Jay's inexperience. Apart from that Hawkgirl is a bit of a fox of course, huh?

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Now there was something within the whole Alan Scott sequence that got my little grey cells working again. You see, there is a slight insinuation that Alan's new powers derive from Arthurian Legend -- Camelot and all that Jazz -- as implied in some of the words used by the green flame. Re-read them again. It does make sense. Though it is possible I could be miles off the mark.  

ART: Just like most of the costume re-designs in this series, I am not too sure about Alan Scott's new dud's myself. To me he looks one part Parallax and one part Ion. Plus it is very-very green too, huh? Needs a splash of red and purple me thinks.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
THE GREEN FLAME: I would love for Samuel Lego Jackson to do the voice of the 'Green Flame', wouldn't you? Especially if he did it in the same way he done at the end of the film 'Pulp Fiction'. Ouch! Hard hitting or what!

WASHINGTON DC: OK, I know that this may sound slightly too obvious, but I think that the White House, in Washington DC, should be played by the White House, in Washington DC, because they are both one and the same. Think about it, you know that it makes sense.  

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
With This Ring, I, Alan Scott, Will Take Thee, Green Lantern, To Be Absolutely Fabulous Darling.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
Simple. Simple. Simple. As I stated at the beginning of my b*ll-shit, this issue reminded me of a quiz show. But not just any quiz show! Oh no! 'Jeopardy' baby! Because of all of the backward questions it asks.

FINAL thoughts...
Listen; there is no disguising the fact that I really do love this series. However, the one thing that I am not too happy about is some of the costume redesigns. Flash looks like Marvels Ant-man. Hawkgirl looks like she should be walking the streets. And I've already mentioned what Green Lantern looks like, huh?

I just hope that some of the other heroes don't look too 'nu' for 'nu' sake is all. They deserve a uniform that makes them look good, not modern.

MARKS out of 10? 9

EARTH 2 #3 EARTH 2 #3 Reviewed by David Andrews on July 19, 2012 Rating: 5
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