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Nicola Scott was interviewed in the same Word Balloon episode that had the interview with Greg Pak. She talked about the secret origin of the Earth 2 series. I’d suggest listening to the podcast because the following was said in a light manner. Without that it could sound pretty harsh and it really didn’t come across that way. I found the pitch for 1960s JSA really interesting. It sounds kind of like JSA meets Mad Men. Anyway here is Nicola Scott on the the creation of Earth 2:


I was asked if I would like to do the job in June the year before it started and I don’t think I actually started on it until maybe January or February. I can’t remember when it was now. Now when I was first asked about it, it was going to be a 1960s JSA book where the heroes were all in their 40s and i think part of the reason why I was offered the job was because, you know, it would all be about the fashions and the trends and all that kind of stuff and they thought well maybe a girl would be good for that. So that is possibly why I was offered the job in the first place. That’s not quite being fair to DC but I think it’s probably one of the ingredients. And the idea continued to evolve as they were you know nutting it out and getting closer and closer. Eventually it got to the point where the idea got bigger and they knew - you know it turned into what it turned into. And I don’t know but I think there might have been a little bit of,  Oooo we already attached Nicola to this book and suddenly it’s a big boy book but a big boy book was kind of what I asked for. I said I want a testosterone book I want to see if I could draw one.

Weather DC thought that or not, there is no question that Nicola is kicking butt on the series.

Nicola Scott was interviewed in the same Word Balloon episode that had the interview with Greg Pak. She talked about the secret origin of the Earth 2 series. I’d suggest listening to the podcast because the following was said in a light manner. Without that it could sound pretty harsh and it really didn’t come across that way. I found the pitch for 1960s JSA really interesting. It sounds kind of like JSA meets Mad Men. Anyway here is Nicola Scott on the the creation of Earth 2:

I was asked if I would like to do the job in June the year before it started and I don’t think I actually started on it until maybe January or February. I can’t remember when it was now. Now when I was first asked about it, it was going to be a 1960s JSA book where the heroes were all in their 40s and i think part of the reason why I was offered the job was because, you know, it would all be about the fashions and the trends and all that kind of stuff and they thought well maybe a girl would be good for that. So that is possibly why I was offered the job in the first place. That’s not quite being fair to DC but I think it’s probably one of the ingredients. And the idea continued to evolve as they were you know nutting it out and getting closer and closer. Eventually it got to the point where the idea got bigger and they knew - you know it turned into what it turned into. And I don’t know but I think there might have been a little bit of,  Oooo we already attached Nicola to this book and suddenly it’s a big boy book but a big boy book was kind of what I asked for. I said I want a testosterone book I want to see if I could draw one.

Weather DC thought that or not, there is no question that Nicola is kicking butt on the series.

CBR spoke with Nicola Scott on her lengthy run as Earth 2's artist. She had some interesting things to say about the plans for the series and how it will relate to the new weekly.

Yeah. We knew from the very beginning that the whole nature of Earth 2 was that it was going to be worse off than the regular universe just because it didn’t have the hero account. It won the first war, but that was at the expense of the primary superheroes. It was always going to be a bit scarred, and it was never going to fully recover. So that’s kind of been the point of the book ever since. It’s a world that’s under occupation, and it doesn’t quite know it yet. They’re just coming to terms with that fact and realizing they’re a little bit screwed. They’re asking, “What are we going to do about it?” which is why you see more and more superheroes popping up here and there.
So it’s always had that in the undercurrent, and from the very beginning there was a plan for a spinoff book that was about all that underground stuff. But as the book has developed and the ideas have come — well, you can have a lot of great ideas, but it takes time for things to really play out. Once that’s happened, you may find you like something in particular so other ideas get shelved for a while. The spinoff book has kind of been pushed back and pushed back, and now it’s going to be a weekly. Once the weekly is there, I think it’ll allow the primary book to feel a little more heroic. But then, I don’t actually know everything that’s happening with the weekly because they’re just about to nut it all out, and it’s not the book I’m working on either, so there’s only so much I have to know at any given stage.

I’m looking forward to seeing the main title becoming more heroic!

CBR spoke with Nicola Scott on her lengthy run as Earth 2's artist. She had some interesting things to say about the plans for the series and how it will relate to the new weekly.

Yeah. We knew from the very beginning that the whole nature of Earth 2 was that it was going to be worse off than the regular universe just because it didn’t have the hero account. It won the first war, but that was at the expense of the primary superheroes. It was always going to be a bit scarred, and it was never going to fully recover. So that’s kind of been the point of the book ever since. It’s a world that’s under occupation, and it doesn’t quite know it yet. They’re just coming to terms with that fact and realizing they’re a little bit screwed. They’re asking, “What are we going to do about it?” which is why you see more and more superheroes popping up here and there.

So it’s always had that in the undercurrent, and from the very beginning there was a plan for a spinoff book that was about all that underground stuff. But as the book has developed and the ideas have come — well, you can have a lot of great ideas, but it takes time for things to really play out. Once that’s happened, you may find you like something in particular so other ideas get shelved for a while. The spinoff book has kind of been pushed back and pushed back, and now it’s going to be a weekly. Once the weekly is there, I think it’ll allow the primary book to feel a little more heroic. But then, I don’t actually know everything that’s happening with the weekly because they’re just about to nut it all out, and it’s not the book I’m working on either, so there’s only so much I have to know at any given stage.

I’m looking forward to seeing the main title becoming more heroic!

Newsarama has a preview of Earth 2 #23 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, Pete Pantazis, and covers by Gene Ha, and Mike Allred.
Oh man, that Mike Allred cover is gorgeous. I’d buy a JSA book from him any day. If you aren’t check out his Silver Surfer with Dan Slott. It is great.

Newsarama has a preview of Earth 2 #23 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, Pete Pantazis, and covers by Gene Ha, and Mike Allred.

Oh man, that Mike Allred cover is gorgeous. I’d buy a JSA book from him any day. If you aren’t check out his Silver Surfer with Dan Slott. It is great.

Comixology and DC Comics is having a 99¢ Geoff Johns and Aquaman seven-day sale, which means lots of JSA goodness!
JSA #6-15This is the official start of Geoff Johns run on the JSA, which is co-written by David Goyer. It includes the beginning of the anti-hero take on Black Adam, Wildcat single handedly taking out the Injustice Society, and the team fighting Obsidian, Ian Karkull, Kobra, and Extant.
Hawkman (2002 - 2006) #1-12After “The Return of Hawkman” storyline in JSA, Geoff Johns, James Robinson, and Rags Morales launched a fantastic Hawkman series.
JSA Classified #1-4In this story Power Girl is trying to figure out who she is and it all ties into Infinite Crisis.
Brightest DayThis biweekly series followed the heroes and villains resurrected by events in Blackest Night. The series features JSA related characters, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, and Dove.
FlashpointThis series is set in an altered-timeline and ushers in the New 52.There is a pretty cool version of Sandman in this series.
"Throne of Atlantis"This story runs through Justice League and Aquaman is the first Justice League crossover in the New 52. There are appearances by Black Canary and Hawkman, plus hints of an Red Tornado on the main DC Earth.

Comixology and DC Comics is having a 99¢ Geoff Johns and Aquaman seven-day sale, which means lots of JSA goodness!

JSA #6-15
This is the official start of Geoff Johns run on the JSA, which is co-written by David Goyer. It includes the beginning of the anti-hero take on Black Adam, Wildcat single handedly taking out the Injustice Society, and the team fighting Obsidian, Ian Karkull, Kobra, and Extant.

Hawkman (2002 - 2006) #1-12
After “The Return of Hawkman” storyline in JSA, Geoff Johns, James Robinson, and Rags Morales launched a fantastic Hawkman series.

JSA Classified #1-4
In this story Power Girl is trying to figure out who she is and it all ties into Infinite Crisis.

Brightest Day
This biweekly series followed the heroes and villains resurrected by events in Blackest Night. The series features JSA related characters, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, and Dove.

Flashpoint
This series is set in an altered-timeline and ushers in the New 52.There is a pretty cool version of Sandman in this series.

"Throne of Atlantis"
This story runs through Justice League and Aquaman is the first Justice League crossover in the New 52. There are appearances by Black Canary and Hawkman, plus hints of an Red Tornado on the main DC Earth.

Mancave Daily has a preview of Earth 2 #22 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, and Pete Pantazis; with a cover by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson.

Mancave Daily has a preview of Earth 2 #22 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, and Pete Pantazis; with a cover by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson.

Earth 2 Related Solicits - June 2014

There is no more Forever Evil in the solicitations this month. But we do get a lot of Earth 2 goodness.

  • Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkgirl seem to be moving back to the spotlight in Earth 2.
  • Huntress and Power Girl are starting their trek home to Earth 2 in Worlds’ Finest
  • Sylvester Pemberton a.k.a. the Star-Spangled Kid gets his first action figure in Series 3 of Scribblenauts Unmasked Mini Figures Blind Boxes 
  • Mister Terrific is popping up in New 52 - Futures End.
  • Hawkman is fighting the new Lobo in Justice League United.
  • Pandora is fighting Vandal Savage in Trinity of Sin: Pandora.
  • The Spectre is playing a big role in Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger.
  • Black Canary is fighting the Suicide Squad in Birds of Prey .

EARTH 2 #24
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by PHILIP TAN and NORM RAPMUND
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Aquawoman leads Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and The Flash to battle Beguiler in the middle of the ocean! And Superman makes an unprecedented move that could change the future of Earth 2!

WORLDS’ FINEST #24
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Get ready for action as Power Girl and Huntress begin their journey back to Earth 2! Plus, Desaad returns!

SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED MINI FIGURES BLIND BOXES SERIES 3
In Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, Maxwell unites with Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League to restore order to the DC Comics Universe. Each tray contains 24 pieces of 11 different figures (some rarer than others), including Yellow Lantern Sinestro, Kyle Rayner, Reverse Flash, Batman and MORE!
Each Measures Approximately 2.25” Tall
$4.95 US • On Sale July 2014 * Allocations May Occur

Earth 2 May 2014 Solicitations

EARTH 2 #23
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by GENE HA
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
With Green Lantern resurrected, the heroes of Earth 2 go on the offensive against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips! As the heroes prepare an all-out assault, plans are put into motion for the Red Tornado to make one last, desperate attempt to stop Superman.

WORLDS’ FINEST #23
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Can Huntress and Power Girl at last return to Earth 2? Now that the duo know their home world still exists, the heroines debate whether to return!

WORLDS’ FINEST VOL. 3: CONTROL ISSUES TP
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by ROBSON ROCHA, WAYNE FAUCHER and JOE WEEMS
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale JUNE 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these tales from issues #13-18, Desaad and the Hellhounds of Apokolips are hunting Huntress and Power Girl, who may not survive the encounter! to find out what Desaad is really after, they must go deep underground and discover who is impersonating the missing Mr. Terrific!

DC COMICS EARTH 2: HAWKGIRL, SUPERMAN AND BATMAN ACTION FIGURES
Based on the designs of the hit monthly comic book EARTH 2. Batman, Superman and Hawkgirl continue the battle against the hordes of Apokolips to protect all life on their Earth as they know it!
BATMAN - 6.75”
SUPERMAN - 6.75”
HAWKGIRL - 6.6”
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
* Action Figures * $24.95 US • On Sale August 2014 * Allocations May Occur

Comic Vine has a preview of Earth 2 #20 by Tom Taylor, Barry Kitson, Robson Rocha, and Oclair Albert. With a cover by Jae Lee and June Chung.

Comic Vine has a preview of Earth 2 #20 by Tom Taylor, Barry Kitson, Robson Rocha, and Oclair Albert. With a cover by Jae Lee and June Chung.

In case you missed it. Robotman a.k.a Robert Crane made his first new 52 appearance in Earth 2 #17 by Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott.

Robotman first appeared in Star Spangled Comics #7 in 1942. He was created by Jerry Siegel and Leo Nowak. For some good Robotman stories check out Roy Thomas’ All-Star Squadron

March Solicits

EARTH 2 #21
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
1:25 Robot Chicken Variant cover
On sale MARCH 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T 
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Last issue’s major new addition to Earth 2 tests his new powers against the Parademon hordes!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #9
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by JAE LEE
1:25 Robot Chicken Variant cover
On sale MARCH 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T 
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“First Contact” continues from last month’s explosive WORLD’S FINEST #20 as Batman, Superman, Huntress and Power Girl battle a massive new threat to the DC Universe! As Kaizan Gamorra unleashes the means to take down Superman, an unbelievable discovery is made that will have major repercussions in 2014!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

WORLDS’ FINEST #21
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale MARCH 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T 
The “First Contact” crossover with BATMAN/SUPERMAN reaches its conclusion as Kaizan Gamorra unleashes a plot to depower Power Girl and unlock the secrets of Superman of Earth 2!

EARTH 2 VOL. 2: THE TOWER OF FATE TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON 
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, TREVOR SCOTT and others 
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
On sale APRIL 9 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In these stories from EARTH 2 #0 and 7-12 and a story from DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0, the World Army has begun rounding up the Super Heroes of Earth 2, but for what dark purpose? In an attempt to avoid capture, Dr. Fate and Kid Flash find themselves in the magical realm of Nabu, and Wotan seeks Dr. Fate’s assistance…

JSA OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, DAVID GOYER, JAMES ROBINSON, MARK WAID, MICHAEL CHABON, DARWYN COOKE, HOWARD CHAYKIN and others
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI, CARLOS PACHECO, RAGS MORALES, JAVIER SALTARES, MICHAEL LARK, PETER SNEJBJERG, AARON LOPRESTI, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DARWYN COOKE and others
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
On sale MAY 14 • 1,224 pg, FC, $125.00 US
The start of Geoff Johns’s amazing run on JSA is collected in this massive hardcover that reintroduces the world’s first super team to the modern-day DC Universe! Collected here are JSA #1-25, JSA ANNUAL #1, JSA SECRET FILES #2, JLA/JSA: VIRTUE AND VICE, JSA: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1, JLA/JSA SECRET FILES #1, SECRET ORIGINS OF SUPER VILLAINS #1, JSA ALL STARS #1-8, ALL STAR COMICS #1-2, ALL AMERICAN COMICS #1, ADVENTURE COMICS #1, ADVENTURE COMICS #1, NATIONAL COMICS #1, SENSATION COMICS #1, SMASH COMICS #1, STAR SPANGLED COMICS #1 and THRILLING COMICS #1!

DC COMICS – The NEW 52 EARTH 2 BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH AND WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURES
Based on designs by EARTH 2 artist Nicola Scott, this is the latest action figure line from DC Collectibles, featuring four heroes who are familiar yet somehow different: Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman!
BATMAN – 6.75”
WONDER WOMAN – 6.75”
GREEN LANTERN – 6.75”
THE FLASH – 6.75”
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
* Action Figures * $24.95 US • On Sale June 2014
* Allocations May Occur