EARTH 2 #11

Praise the Lord, here comes' the new Doctor Fate. He looks fab, as he has a head like a plate. Or is it a spoon? Or a misshapen macaroon? Derived from an erstwhile and longwinded estate! Yeah! One plundered by the alternate creative team of the Writer: James Robinson; the Artist: Nicola Scott; and the Publisher: DC Comics, in March, 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this SECOND PART of 'The Tower Of Fate'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: Whilst the self-made immortal, Wotan, boars Jay's Mum sh*tless by telling her about his eternal battles with Nabu, at the Tower of Fate, Jay and Khalid part ways, with on of them fighting off a right b*tch, whilst the other one puts on a very funky looking helmet.
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: Yeah. Kind of. I'd say they were. Ha!
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: Steppenwolf instructs Wonder Woman's daughter to track down Highfather's long lost son.
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With a doctor in the house. KA-BOOM!

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Now I loved reading the 'Kent Nelson' reference, plus Khalid's justification for using the word 'Doctor' in his name. But the stand out for me would have to be when Jay's Mum said to Wotan...

'Everyone underestimates him, including Jay himself. In fact he might be the guiltiest one of all. But I believe in him. I give him a hard time, sure, I'm his Mum. But I see what he is capable of. I don't know how he became the Flash, but I think that it will be the best thing for him and the world too. And the worst thing for evil, pathetic men like you'.

Ahh! Isn't it sweet how Ms Garrick praised her son and pissed off Wotan in one foul swoop? In fact, by reading things like this it just gives me hope for humanity. Ha!

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) As I mentioned up above, I do like the fact that Kent Nelsons name has been stated in this 'Earth 2' universe. Not only does it give this series a bit more scope on a historical level, but it also teases us JSA fans of an impending cameo appearance. 
(+) Wasn't Jay's Mum a very nice addition to this story? I just hope she can survive her encounter with Wotan, don't you? Or else... ohhh... best not even mention what Jay will do. Crickey!
(+) I know that I don't say this very often, but Nicola Scott's art is just amazing to witness. It's very bold. It's very colourful. And it is very well paced for a book like this one. Smashing.
(+) As much as I did get a big kick out of seeing Mister Miracle and Big Barda pop up in this tale, I got an even bigger kick out of Steppenwolf telling Fury about the 'other worlds' in 'their dimensions ', and how he is using this knowledge to bridge a gap -- so to speak. 

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) If I had to pick something about this adventure I wasn't too keen on, at a push, it would have to be reading Wotan's past encounters with Nabu. They just felt a tad too repetitive to me, and felt very much like 'filler' within the scheme of things.

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to two WELL KNOWN MOVIE STARS.
JASON BIGGS AS JAY: Not only do these two Jay's share a common name, but did you know they've both stuck a bodily organ in a pie as well? Yeah. Straight up. Just ask...

SENDIHIL RAMAMURTHY AS KHALID: Go on. Ask Sendhil. But only after he makes another appearance on the now defunct superhero drama, 'Heroes'! Ha!

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like' -- Lemony Snicket

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
THE THEME TUNE FROM 'HOUSE MD': Errr... sorry... I couldn't help myself. I know that this story and this song are not a complete match. But I dare you not laugh if you ever play it upon this books completion. Ha!

I wonder what the writer, James Robinson, has been eating recently. Because whatever it is, it has flicked his switch into overdrive, and made him pen some very memorable 'Earth 2' issues indeed.

Yeah. No word of a lie. Over the last couple of months, this title has gone from one I wasn't too sure about, to a comic that has gone up in my estimations as a must read book.

Well, the art is superb, the characters are great, and the overall premise is a very intriguing one to follow. Furthermore, there is an innovative slant that this series has currently taken, making me wanting to know more-more-more, without having to wait-wait-wait.

Still, we can't win them all, can we? I just pray that this comic continues the trend.

GIVE IT, IT'S DUES: If This Comic Book Was a Seasoning, It Would Be Table Salt. A Little Dab Will Do You Good.