THE WRONG EARTH: TRAPPED ON TEEN PLANET #1/ Story by GAIL SIMONE/ Pencils by WALTER GEOVANI & BILL MORRISON/ Inks by ROB LEAN & BILL MORRISON/ Color Art by ANDY TROY/ Letters by ROB STEEN/ Covers by JAMAL IGLE, DAN PARENT & GENE HA/ Published by AHOY COMICS
In the beginning there were two Earths; Earth-Alpha, which was happy and hopeful, and Earth-Omega, which was grim and gritty. Somehow, the heroes of these worlds were switched, and the Dragonfly of Earth-Omega began doing everything he could to keep from going back to his crapsack world of corrupt cops and violent villains.
Now, the new Dragonflyman, his youthful ward Stinger and arch-nemesis turned love interest Deuce have found themselves in another world. A world of school dances and hot rods. A world that is oddly familiar to Dragonfly. A world… of TEENAGERS IN LOVE!
The Wrong Earth: Trapped On Teen Planet #1 is the first in a series of comics that will set up the crossover to end all crossovers (we hope) or at least the Ahoy Superhero Multiverse. Thankfully, this issue gives newcomers all they need to know about the setting and then some. The particulars are unimportant, however, as anyone broadly familiar with superhero comics and a certain popular brand of teen romance comic we can’t mention for legal reasons will be on familiar ground here.
Gail Simone is in her element, mocking the tropes of multiple comic book genres and pitting them against each other with her usual rapier wit. The artwork matches Simone’s story masterfully, with frequent collaborator Walter Geovani handling the depictions of Earth-Alpha and Earth-Omega and Simpsons Comics mainstay Bill Morrison mimicking Dan DeCarlo perfectly for the Teen Planet segments. The colors by Andy Troy are impressive throughout and there’s some wonderful covers by Jamal Igle, Dan Parent and Gene Ha.
I missed out on the first few issues of The Wrong Earth and I’m sorely regretting it based on what I’ve seen here. Do not make my mistake, gentle reader. Get in on this series while the getting is good! And it is good!
The Wrong Earth: Trapped on Teen Planet #1 releases on March 2, 2022.