Since James Robinson’s abrupt announcement of his departure from DC Comics last month, fans have wondered who would take over the writing chores on “Earth 2” moving forward. Today, the publisher announced via MTV Geek, that writer Tom Taylor will shepherd the alternate Earth comic starting with October’s “Earth 2” #17. Taylor is best known for his recent work on the “Injustice: Gods Among Us” digital series, fleshing out the backstory behind the video game of the same name. Regular “Earth 2” artist Nicola Scott remains with the series following Robinson’s final issue.
“I’m a big fan of what James and Nicola have created so far with Earth 2, and I’m honored to be adding to this world, with its rich characters and its many mysteries,” Taylor said in a statement. “Earth 2 is entering a new age, and I’m thrilled to usher in this new age with my good friend, and fellow Australian, Nicola Scott. It was good of DC Comics to give Australia our own Earth to play with. We’ll try not to wreck the joint.”
It’s currently unknown whether Taylor will follow through with the master plan Robinson stated he had during his CBR TV WonderCon 2013 interview, but DC’s tapping of the writer for “Earth 2” makes a lot of sense considering the popularity of his “Injustice” series. The print version of “Injustice: Gods Among Us” #5 clocked in as the 89th top-selling book in May, outselling DC’s regular issues of “Justice League Dark,” “Catwoman Annual” #1, “Superboy,” “Birds of Prey,” and many more.