COMIC VINE just announced that Andy Smith will replace Nicola Scott as artist of the comic book series EARTH 2 starting in October with issue #27, and joining Tom Taylor on writing duties will be Marguerite Bennett.
“I want to say a huge thank you to Nicola for everything she's brought to Earth 2 and for everything she leaves behind,” Taylor told COMIC VINE. "Nic has spent years helping to shape an entire world and its heroes.
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read EARTH 2 #25 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
In this extra-sized issue, Val-Zod finally accepts his role as the new Superman of Earth 2! But is this novice any match for the twisted, brutal original Superman of Earth 2? Apokolips and the forces of Darkseid are looming, we see one Kryptonian against another – and the weight of the world is on them both!
If you were fearing that it’s all downhill for Superman comics after last week’s SUPERMAN #32, you may be living in the Bizarro world. That’s about the only explanation that makes sense when you look at some of the phenomenal books featuring the Man of Steel hitting the stands this week.
The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. They're two of the most well-known, popular, and instantly recognizable super heroes in all of fiction. They both strive to uphold justice. They both take on dangerous criminals and super-powered madmen. They both serve on the legendary Justice League. Separately, they're two of the world's greatest super heroes. Together, they're the World's Finest.