First Look at EARTH 2 #17

First Look at EARTH 2 #17

By Alex Nagorski Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

This fall, writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US) comes to EARTH 2!

Starting with next month’s issue #17, Taylor will join series artist Nicola Scott to serve as the new ongoing creative team of this New York Times bestselling series. In the duo’s inaugural issue, readers will witness the fury and power of the evil Superman of Earth 2, who’s preparing the planet for Darkseid’s rule! Can Doctor Fate use his magic to stop him before it’s too late? Meanwhile, Red Tornado’s surprising origin will be revealed, and the new Batman of Earth 2 will join the series’ main story for the first time and become a major player going forward!

“Big changes are on the way,” Taylor teased to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES about the series’ new arc. “New faces are coming. Batman's identity will be revealed. Red Tornado's role will probably come as a surprise. And what comes from beneath Arkham is ... No, I've said too much.”

“I've had so much fun working on EARTH 2 with James Robinson over the last year. While I'm sad to see him go, I'm really looking forward to exploring the ever expanding mysteries of the title,” series artist Nicola Scott told MTV GEEK earlier this year. “I'm even more excited about moving forward on this journey with my great friend and fellow countryman Tom Taylor! Not only a charming guy but a great talent to boot. I can't wait for everyone to see what we have lined up!”

In the gallery above, take an exclusive first look at Scott’s interior art for EARTH 2 #17, as well as Doug Mahnke’s variant covers for the issue. To read more about what’s coming next in EARTH 2, check out some recent interviews that ran with Tom Taylor in CRAVE ONLINE, THE EXAMINER, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES, COMIC VINE, and HOUSE OF GEEKERY.

EARTH 2 #17 flies into stores on November 6.