Earth 2 #8

Earth 2 #8

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Yildiray Cinar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 9, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
6.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The alien war criminal Steppenwolf returns! Its been five years since he lead the forces of Apokolips against Earth learn what hes been up to since then!

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 9, 2013

    Yildiray Cinar fills in for Nicola Scott on this issue. He doesn't show quite the flair for dynamic, expressive figures that Scott does. However, his action scenes are framed well, and Robinson gives him plenty to work with as Steppenwolf and Fury unleash hell on their unwitting enemies. Visually, this series has always been on firm footing amid the New 52 catalog. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jan 10, 2013

    While much about Fury and Steppenwolfs roles in this strange alternate worlds order is still unknown even after devoting the entirety of a single issue to them my hope is that this is merely prelude to a significant part to play in the near future. Im not sure I can stand to wait too long before getting more information on this mysterious new woman Wonder, or see her mentors rule get more fully developed. Like every other sharp turn Earth 2 takes, or Easter egg eagerly uncovered, the mystery of Fury (and the return of the full original creative team) has me counting the days to #9. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Jan 10, 2013

    This issue virtually stands on its own. There's no mention of any of the new heroes which were introduced in Earth 2's first story arc, and instead, Robinson takes this issue to engage in some welcome world-building. I hope that every few issues that Robinson takes an opportunity for more self-contained stories like this, focusing on the bigger picture surrounding this alternate universe (similar to how he would use the "Times Past" stories in Starman to flesh out backstories and seed future plotlines). Earth 2 has, at times, been a little uneven, but I think that's just been a symptom of trying to do too much, too soon. Now that the camera is starting to pull back, allowing readers to see the bigger picture, things can get really interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Jan 9, 2013

    I am a complete action junky so when it is done right nothing is ever wrong to me. To be honest I know this is a cop out but nothing was wrong with this issue and I have to give the credit to not only the art team but to James Robinson as well. While we are only 8 issues deep I can feel like were headed for yet another amazing arc. If James Robinson continues to bring the heat like this I wouldnt be surprised if Earth 2 starts to spill out to other books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jan 10, 2013

    This issue does, at least, maintain the sense of originality that has made this series work ever since its inception. It's just that I expect more from James Robinson than what this issue offered. Oh well. You can't win 'em all, I guess. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Motes Jan 13, 2013

    So far, this isn't my favorite series, but at its best, it's an interesting case of world building. It exists within its own continuity and doesn't have to answer to the events in any other books. There's a certain freedom in that that comes across to the reader. No issue of this book so far, including this one, has blown me away, but it's starting to feel like it's all actually leading some place that could pay off satisfactorily. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 13, 2013

    But eight issues into this series and I'm only hanging around because I was such a fan of the original Earth 2 concept - but so far, this has been very disappointing. I don't think I can hang on much longer. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 16, 2013

    For a whole issue dedicated to an infamous villain from an infamous dimension, the story is sadly forgettable. A couple more outings like this, and I'll have no choice but to Drop the thing altogether. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jun 25, 2014

    Overall: This article definitely feels like it was just thrown in for no reason. There are cooler ways of introducing Steppenwolf as the new enemy for the Wonders if that was the plan. If you're looking for plot progression, don't bother. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 14, 2013

    "Earth 2" #8 is a comics that I wanted to like, but it feels like a series of bad decisions beyond the initial idea. Another issue like this one and I think it'll be the last for not only me, but other readers as well. Hopefully the introduction of Dr. Fate next month will prove to be a bit more inviting. Read Full Review

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