Once again, a great creator departs DC on bad terms due to editorial interference and an inability to keep their creators happy, even ones like James Robinson, who has produced so much wonderful material for the company over the past few decades.
Throughout the entire run of this title, Robinson's pacing has been better than great, it's been perfect. His introduction of characters, the handling of their relationships and the way in which he has set up all of the numerous story lines that are now beginning to converge has been masterful. All of the new 'Wonders' of Earth 2 are aware of each other to a certain degree, and the pieces are all on the board for the next great war that is about to befall Earth 2. With Robinson departing the book, and DC, as of next issue, I have many doubts that anyone will be able to step in and maintain the high level of quality that I have come to expect from this title, but I will stick with this book and hope for the best.
Such great new interpretations of characters are being developed here, and the possibilities for greatness remain intact, despite Robinson leaving.
Hopefully Nicola Scott remains the artist on this book, as her amazing work has only continued to improve with each issue. Her versions of characters fans have known for decades are stunning, and in some cases (Hawkgirl) exceed any previous representations of those characters seen before.
As Robinson departs for Marvel, here's a quick rundown of the characters he has introduced here in Earth 2, for those of you that are not reading this amazing book. Maybe you'll see some old faces from the pre-New 52 DCU you've been missing, and if so, you should check this book out, there are so many great stories to be told, and hopefully we'll still get them here after Robinson is gone.
So in Earth 2 as of this issue, our hero roster looks like this.
Flash (Jay Garrick)
Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
Some are old faces, some are new and some are formerly of Earth 1 (Mr. Terrific).
What a diverse cast Robinson has set up here, hopefully this book remains one of the bright spots in the New 52 going forward.
As it currently stands, this is easily one of the best New 52 titles in my opinion.