COMICS: The World's Finest Team Return To Earth-2 In First Look At BATMAN/SUPERMAN #12

A new story begins in the pages of Greg Pak's (Planet Hulk) Batman/Superman this week as the World's Finest Team find themselves back on Earth-2! What does this mean for that alternate reality AND the future of the DC Universe? Hit the jump to find out...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/1/2014
A new arc begins following the events of “FIRST CONTACT.” The worlds of Batman and Superman come to an explosive clash as something terrible happens to the World’s Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is.


Batman/Superman #12
Batman/Superman #12
Batman/Superman #12
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Batman/Superman #12

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #12
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by TOM RANEY
Cover by JAE LEE
Source: CBS Man Cave
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Snotzo - 7/1/2014, 3:42 AM
Earth-2 confusing as ever, and where is black superman, unless he gets an original name that's what he'll be known as. So sad...
Doopie - 7/1/2014, 3:44 AM
Oh dear Ma and Pa Kent...not again!
Doopie - 7/1/2014, 3:45 AM
Black Superman has a name...it's Nomis

Jollem - 7/1/2014, 3:57 AM
jae lee is candy for my eyeballs
H3LLBLAZER - 7/1/2014, 4:00 AM
@Snotzo

How about Miles Morales? What is he known as?
McGee - 7/1/2014, 4:02 AM
AC1 - 7/1/2014, 4:07 AM
So wait, is Earth-2 the Pre-Flashpoint DCU?
ekrolo2 - 7/1/2014, 4:23 AM
@AC1

Nope, its got some elements of the old continuity like the heroes being around for 15+ years, Ma & Pa Kent still being alive but the big difference is the only heroes around before the present day crop were Batman (bruce), Superman (clark), Wonder Woman (diana) and Supergirl & Robin on this Earth.

In issue 1 the trinity gets killed freeing the planet from Darkseid, this issue takes place before that happens.
ekrolo2 - 7/1/2014, 4:24 AM
@Snotzo

His name is Val-Zod and this takes place 5 years in Earth-2s past while the original heroes (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) were still alive before they died during the war with apokalips.
campblood - 7/1/2014, 4:55 AM


Snotzo - 7/1/2014, 5:03 AM
@MarkOfTheDemon
Multiracial Bisexual Spider-Man

Thanks @ekrolo2 I forgot it's 5 years in the future (never was a big fan), the only thing I like about Earth-2 is Powergirl's look and characterization.
grif - 7/1/2014, 5:28 AM
the art changes in every panel. what the hell am i looking at?
KaneRomita - 7/1/2014, 6:00 AM
Superman looks sleepy
JoshuaDBr - 7/1/2014, 6:41 AM
I haven't read any Batman/Superman yet (If I had money I would have.). But this looks soooo good!
Superman8 - 7/1/2014, 6:44 AM
New 52 costume grows on me more and more literally every time i see it. hated it at first.
InfiniteMonkey - 7/1/2014, 7:16 AM
How old is Bruce Wayne?
That [frick]er has to be drinking loads of protein shakes on a daily basis just to keep up with the villains.
SAMURAI36 - 7/1/2014, 7:48 AM
@Superman8:

There is alot of good stuff coming out of the New 52. I feel like people have refused to read it, simply because they are still emotionally attached to the Pre-52 DCU. They are not giving a fair shot to try anything new.

Sure, mistakes had been made in the beginning of the relaunch, but you have to keep in mind, they were just starting out, rebuilding the DCU. They've been doing alot of awesome stuff, especially for the past couple of years.
Gusto - 7/1/2014, 7:51 AM
I drew a picture of SuperNomis...

Mrsinister - 7/1/2014, 8:06 AM
Earth 2 is by far my favorite Dc comic. The story keeps getting better!
RexDartEskimoSpy - 7/1/2014, 9:03 AM
How does killing the Kents make Superman a better character? Oh yeah, they want to make him more like Batman. "Only one pair of dead parents? Why not two? And make his costume uglier while you're at it."
WruceBayne - 7/1/2014, 9:50 AM
All of these alternate earths is bullcrap. What's wrong with telling a cohesive story?
Andree24 - 7/1/2014, 10:42 AM
Earth 2 is AWESOME! Can't wait for Levitz's World Finest series with the Earth 2 versions of Batman and Superman.
Andree24 - 7/1/2014, 10:44 AM
Can't remember the last time Batman and Lois interacted in the comics. Looking forward to this issue
ChaosLord - 7/1/2014, 12:22 PM
What...in...the...F*&K?!?!?!

Growing up Earth 2 was invented (yeah, I'm old) as a rationale for the classic heroes not to age...to tweak the bios slightly to match a new age - then it spiraled into several other Earths, each with a more convoluted reason for existence...usually centered around characters that time forgot (some for good reason!)...then it all collided and died in the Crisis series...now its back...and it seems more stupid than ever!

The original Earth 2 was cool - had the JSA, an aged Supes, Bats married Cats and retired as Commissioner Wayne, Huntress was born, Robin grew up to be...Robin in a better costume, and on and on...

They killed Flash to snap it all together and ever since the stupid Superboy shattering things (and bringing Jason Todd back to life with a cosmic bitchslap) in one of the dumbest storylines ever...now I must tip my hat to DC...they did what I thought was impossible...they made an EVEN DUMBER storyline!

Kudos.
Superpotts - 7/1/2014, 1:04 PM
Whatever happened to the gold/yellow emblem on the cape? :( It looks beautiful on the cover here..
teppy1954 - 7/1/2014, 2:06 PM
Yay! A return to the pre-flashpoint universe. Probably the launch point of a new Crisis on Infinite Earths. Lets get confusing all over again.
SAMURAI36 - 7/1/2014, 3:48 PM
What on earth are ya'll talking about. E2 is NOT a return to the pre-FP DCU. Part of the push for the New 52, is that there are 52 earths. It's been like that since day one.

The New 52 E2 has very little to do with the pre-52 version. For one thing, the new E2 is basically a shattered world.

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