Started reading some New 52 Earth 2 and Worlds Finest. Enjoyed their first arcs which i picked up as Convergence came out, only caught the start of that but heard the main book was Earth 2 character central.
I was looking to see if anyone knew which arca or issues were essential to getting the story of this New 52 version of Earth 2 as I don't have an unlimited budget but enjoy the concept of these characters and their world. I understand Batman/Superman might have something to do with them or at least cross over, and I really would like to follow Helena and Kara wherever they go.
Not too fussed about how good the writing is with particular books but if i can find fairly cheap id like to jump in and out at the "big" moments and events from Earth 2, Worlds Finest, Batman/Superman and any other related books to this current iteration of these characters from the start, through Convergence and into mow Earth 2 Society.
Not sure about Worlds Finest as I wasn't on that book, but it sounds like you want Earth 2 Vol 1 for the character intros, then skip the rest of Robinson's run (Vol 3 is useful but not essential) and jump to Taylor on Vol 4 and beyond.
Batman/Superman's link to Earth 2 was just the first arch (Issues 1-4), I believe, but I dropped it after the first arch.
I'm not sure of how much of Earth 2: Worlds End is essential, as that seemed like it was treading water for a long while.
Hope this helps.
“Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify, and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve extended it.”
Worlds' Finest was a book I was really enjoying (see this review here ), but when both Kevin Maguire and George Perez left over "artistic differences" with DC's front-office, I quit the book too, as even though i was digging the story by Paul Levitz, the art became very "pin-uppy', and I couldn't support it any longer.
I didn't read the last few issues (which is a shame), but through the first dozen-or-so issues, it was a great "buddy book" with two fabulous female leads, although it was set on "our" Earth, but with many nods to what had happened on Earth-2 through flashbacks.