Saturday, January 24, 2015

Earth 2: World's End #12 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

This issue succeeds in conveying a sense of urgency as the world comes closer to destruction, but I feel like we're really rushing past important details.

For example, we learn this issue that a billion people died when Apokolips displaced the moon.  How did that happen?  Tidal waves?  Wilson does a good job of using Sato to convey this information to us, but it makes me realize that it would've been nice for the authors to have used her this way throughout the series.  Also, why are we only now sending people into the World Army's underground transport tunnels?  It's hard to tell how much time has passed at this point (another consequence of the rushing), but it seems like Apokolips had to have appeared a few days ago.  Why did we wait after the tidal wave to move people, particularly given the ongoing scourge of the falling meteors?

Also, while I'm asking questions, why is Dick talking about his son being out there as if he had no control of that situation?  He's the guy who put him on a train with strangers.  Also, he makes it sound like he wants to find him, but nothing he does here makes that likely to happen.  He threw him on a train so that he could beat Barbara's killer to death with a bat and then seems to welcome the possibility of the tidal wave killing?  It just doesn't make sense.

All that said, I'm excited about Khan getting to kick Terry Sloan's ass.  Let's not rush that part, OK?  (That said, I don't understand how Khan seems to have recovered so quickly from the spear to the gut that he received just a few issues ago, but the Atom is in some sort of drug-induced coma for losing his arm many, many issues ago.  I should probably stop asking such questions.)

** (two of five stars)

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