>Alan is now businessman Swamp Thing instead of Green Dr. Manhattan
I'll allow it
That was better than most of beep boop's tripe but I'm still not sold
And I dislike that Flash is still a quippy dumbass
E2 was meant to be about re-establishing a new JSA/place for golden age heroes. At the start under James Robinson it had really good characterization, then he left due to DC breaking a promise and editor its well known he doesn't work well with came on.
Then it became Ultimate DC
Its some of his better stuff since he really understands his Golden Age heroes. I'd say give it a shot, its only the first 3 trades of E2. You might be annoyed at the cliffhanger though
Robinson's run: yes
Tylor's run: maybe. It's not BAD, but it focuses A LOT(or too much, YMMV) on Bat-Dat, Lois Tornado and Super-Zod
Everytyhing else until now: OH GOD NO!
Abnett's run: this is the first issue
Actually, I don't remember much character assassination in Taylor's run.
Especially because 90% of the characters are Lois, Bat-Dad, Jimmy and Val-Zod, who weren't characters in Robinson's run.
It's AFTER Taylor everything goes to hell.
There are some things that should require effort to read. Countdown, Earth 2: World's End, etc.
They're out there if you really want to read them, but they're not something to spoonfeed. Because they're shit.
No, Batman Wonder Woman and Superman die on page 1. Huntress and Power girl fuck off to Earth zero. Then a bunch of people die. Robinson doesn't spend enough time with the characters telling us WHY we should care that this world is rekt.
Taylor, if anything, actually portrays lois and other characters like they are supposed to be. Taylor's run is more entertaining in that unlike Robinson he does what he did with Injustice. Takes a shit concept and has fun with it.
Everything else, Pak's first four issues are brilliant and should have been the starting point for E2. You have to actually engage in world building.
Taylor left E2 and it got passed off to increasingly bad writers. Abnett's run is just his usual trying to clean up after a shit era.
There's a dedicated fanbase of JSA fans here. Earth 2 under Robinson scratched a lot of that itch that was missing between Johns' run of the team and the New 52 reboot.
If abnett can keep up this good set of character dynamics, then we may be back to a not-shit place with the book for once.