Earth 2 #15.2

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September 11, 2013
4 out of 10
With little more plot to fill twenty pages than the nursery rhyme that inspired the lead character, Earth 2 #15.2: Solomon Grundy falls short of giving us an interesting tale for an already interesting character.
Basically, this is a comic with its share of moments, brutal as they are, but for the most part lacks depth just like the swamps Solomon was born from, sad to say.
2.5 out of 5 stars
I hate the new Solomon Grundy. That said, this is a perfectly fine origin story for what is ostensibly a brand new character. It's appropriately awful as far as a horror movie monster origin should be, and Kindt makes good use of the nursery rhyme. But this Grundy is generic looking and lacks any of the horrific charm of the original. His connection to the Rot is strange, if only because that seems to be a bigger issue on Earth-One than Earth-Two, but it's not an unreasonable change to make. I just think this character would have worked just as well as a new creation.
3 out of 5 stars
It’s still an interesting origin story, and the art really deserves to be seen, but it’s far to scattershot to form a truly meaningful narrative.
6.5 out of 10 (Okay)
This issue lacks the compelling narrative of last week's Desaad story. It's not a bad read, necessarily, just a fairly formulaic one that fails to offer a complete story.