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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.

If you have been watching Arrow this season you’ll know it’s chock full of DC goodness. There is a new Black Canary running around. There is a drug that sounds suspiciously like Miraclo. Cyrus Gold is part of Brother Blood’s cult and hopefully that will mean he will be transforming into Solomon Grundy. 
I’ve been slowly recapping and reviewing Arrow over at Tuesday Night Movies. Go check it out.

If you have been watching Arrow this season you’ll know it’s chock full of DC goodness. There is a new Black Canary running around. There is a drug that sounds suspiciously like Miraclo. Cyrus Gold is part of Brother Blood’s cult and hopefully that will mean he will be transforming into Solomon Grundy. 

I’ve been slowly recapping and reviewing Arrow over at Tuesday Night Movies. Go check it out.

So this pretty much sums up all you need to know about Earth 2 #15.2 and it was in the preview to the issue. Somehow Grundy gets back to Earth from the moon. I’m not sure how. I guess he jumps? But Green Lantern put him there because it depowered him. Other than this you just get another Grundy origin that has been done many times before. DC has been billing these books as event books but they mostly read like fill ins. I’m a bit disappointed. The one book I do recommend for Earth 2 fans is Darkseid. What did you think of Grundy, Desaad, and Darkseid?

So this pretty much sums up all you need to know about Earth 2 #15.2 and it was in the preview to the issue. Somehow Grundy gets back to Earth from the moon. I’m not sure how. I guess he jumps? But Green Lantern put him there because it depowered him. Other than this you just get another Grundy origin that has been done many times before. DC has been billing these books as event books but they mostly read like fill ins. I’m a bit disappointed. The one book I do recommend for Earth 2 fans is Darkseid. What did you think of Grundy, Desaad, and Darkseid?

Newsarama has a preview of Earth 2 #15.2 Solomon Grundy by Matt Kindt, with art by Aaron Lopresti, and a cover by Ken Lashley.

Newsarama has a preview of Earth 2 #15.2 Solomon Grundy by Matt Kindt, with art by Aaron Lopresti, and a cover by Ken Lashley.

The Facebook page of Injustice: Gods Among Us released information on Earth 2 skins out today for the game. Skin packs are $2.99 each, and are not included in the Season Pass.
With Injustice Gods Among Us comic tie-in writer Tom Taylor taking over Earth 2 I wonder if we will be seeing more Earth 2 skins in the future.

The Facebook page of Injustice: Gods Among Us released information on Earth 2 skins out today for the game. Skin packs are $2.99 each, and are not included in the Season Pass.

With Injustice Gods Among Us comic tie-in writer Tom Taylor taking over Earth 2 I wonder if we will be seeing more Earth 2 skins in the future.

CBR talked to Matt Kindt about his upcoming story in Earth 2 #15.2 featuring Solomon Grundy. Here is what he said about the story.

Solomon Grundy seems like a character that you could really sink your teeth into. What was your introduction to the character?
That one really came from out of the blue. I remember Solomon Grundy from the cartoon. I was a big fan of “Super Friends.” I used to watch those all the time, and again, later in life, with my daughter. Beyond that, I did a bunch of research to figure it out.
Honestly, that story came out so dark. I felt really bad when I turned it in. It was really, really dark — almost miserable. It’s a really sad story. I like sad stories but man, it was dark even for me. I apologized to my editor. And he said, “No. No. I want you to write more of that dark stuff.” And I said, “I don’t know if I feel like it.”
It’s definitely a little bit of a downer of a story.

And if you were wondering, he is not taking over Earth 2. He talks a little bit about that in the interview as well.

CBR talked to Matt Kindt about his upcoming story in Earth 2 #15.2 featuring Solomon Grundy. Here is what he said about the story.

Solomon Grundy seems like a character that you could really sink your teeth into. What was your introduction to the character?

That one really came from out of the blue. I remember Solomon Grundy from the cartoon. I was a big fan of “Super Friends.” I used to watch those all the time, and again, later in life, with my daughter. Beyond that, I did a bunch of research to figure it out.

Honestly, that story came out so dark. I felt really bad when I turned it in. It was really, really dark — almost miserable. It’s a really sad story. I like sad stories but man, it was dark even for me. I apologized to my editor. And he said, “No. No. I want you to write more of that dark stuff.” And I said, “I don’t know if I feel like it.”

It’s definitely a little bit of a downer of a story.

And if you were wondering, he is not taking over Earth 2. He talks a little bit about that in the interview as well.

September Solicits

EARTH 2 #15.1: DESAAD
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR
3-D motion cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
As a member of Darkseid’s inner circle, Desaad is the Apokoliptian god of fear and pain. And since being stranded on Earth because of the events of EARTH 2 #1, Desaad has looked for a way home. He has the means, in the form of Boom Tube technology, but could not power it…until now!

EARTH 2 #15.2: SOLOMON GRUNDY
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by AARON LOPRESTI
3-D motion cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Grundy hates green. He hates life, and he hates Green Lantern most of all! So what made Grundy this way? Find out in the secret origin of Solomon Grundy!

EARTH 2 VOL. 1: THE GATHERING TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON 
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, TREVOR SCOTT and EDUARDO PANSICA 
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Who are the heroes of Earth 2? When Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman of Earth 2 fall in battle, it’s up to a new breed of heroes to come together to combat the returning evil of Apokolips! Collecting issues #1-6 of the DC COMICS—THE NEW 52 series!

JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL TP
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art and cover by TONY HARRIS
On sale OCTOBER 30 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The acclaimed 6-issue miniseries is collected in this new trade paperback! In 1940s Europe, the Nazi war machine is on the move…but crimes are still committed in even the smallest hamlets. One heroic duo must solve the most bizarre mystery of all, but as the Whistling Skull learns to rely on the memories of the Whistling Skulls that came before to uncover the truth in the midst of chaos!

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Grundy earth 2 cover…villains month…

Ken Lashley’s process for Earth 2 #15.2.

Nerdist has an interview with Paul Levitz, with covers and solicits for Earth 2 #15.1, and #15.2. Matt Kindt will be writing Earth 2 #15.2. I wonder if he will be tapped to take over the series from James Robinson. Here is what Paul Levitz had to say about Desaad.

DeSaad’s an interesting bastard…he’s been one of Jack Kirby’s most interesting villains for DC, but hasn’t really had a chance to show his inner inhumanity.  The New 52 version is even more chilling looking than the original, as we’ve seen in recent issues of Worlds’ Finest, and his #1 reveals how he came to Earth and what he’s doing here.  It’s fun to write a story whose first dialogue line is, “So this is how Lucifer felt.”

Go read the full article.

Nerdist has an interview with Paul Levitz, with covers and solicits for Earth 2 #15.1, and #15.2. Matt Kindt will be writing Earth 2 #15.2. I wonder if he will be tapped to take over the series from James Robinson. Here is what Paul Levitz had to say about Desaad.

DeSaad’s an interesting bastard…he’s been one of Jack Kirby’s most interesting villains for DC, but hasn’t really had a chance to show his inner inhumanity.  The New 52 version is even more chilling looking than the original, as we’ve seen in recent issues of Worlds’ Finest, and his #1 reveals how he came to Earth and what he’s doing here.  It’s fun to write a story whose first dialogue line is, “So this is how Lucifer felt.”

Go read the full article.

Preview: Earth 2 #5

The Source has a preview of Earth 2 #5. Out today!