Featuring high-octane superhero action at its finest, Earth 2 pits the Justice League against its twisted counterpart from a parallel Earth, The Crime Syndicate. This team is comprised of evil versions of Justice League stalwarts, such as Batman, Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, and plenty of others. In addition to some widescreen action, this book also breaks down the logistics of alternate realities.

Writer Grant Morrison explores the very nature of these alternate Earths and explains that good can never truly win on an evil alternate Earth, yet, on the other hand, evil can never win on the Justice League’s Earth. It’s a much headier read than most people might expect, but Earth 2 is a flawless example of a modern superhero story that forces you to think, while satisfying your urges to watch the bad guys get thoroughly pounded.