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EARTH 2 #8

• The alien war criminal Steppenwolf returns! It’s been five years since he lead the forces of Apokolips against Earth — learn what he’s been up to since then!

• Plus: What is the dark secret behind the last Amazon of Earth 2?

Story by James Robinson
Art by Yildiray Cinar, Ryan Winn, & Ruy Jose
Colors by Alex Sinclair
Letters by Dezi Sienty
Cover by Yildiray Cinar, Art Thibert, Gabe Eltaeb, Nicola Scott, & Trevor Scott

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.4%


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Avg Rating: 3.7
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  1. Now THAT is a cover!

    • I was just about to bad mouth the cover actually!

      To each their own!

    • I think it’s the red whip that I like. What do you not like about it?

    • All of it really. It’s just a very generic cover with over the top posturing and body shapes while attempting to gain a mature Greek mythology vibe from the background archway. Doesn’t really work for me.

      Just an opinion!

    • My only critique would be the coloring, it looks kinda flat because of all the gray, even the red on the chick’s costume and the purple on the dude’s is so dark it doesn’t pop as much as intended. Plus why does his axe glow so much? the light source seems to be coming from above, maybe it’s magic, i dunno.This could look better in person though, and overall I think it’s decent, but I just wanted to chime in.

  2. I am loving this book!

  3. I hope Yildiray Cinar stays on the book for a while, or at least rotating with Nicola Scott. The art from last issue was awesome. Looking forward to this one.

  4. I’m very happy to see Yildiray stepping in on this book. Really enjoyed his previous work on L.S.H.

    It’s Nicola’s playground though 😉

  5. So far this has been a pretty cool series, I like what Robinson and Scott have been building, and I’m interested to see where they take it. I agree with those above, Cinar worked really well as an alternate for Nicola Scott, I’m all for them continuing to trade-off arcs to keep things moving smoothly.

  6. Still loving this series. Quite probably DC’s second best title (after Batman).

    • EARTH 2 and BATMAN are the only DC titles I pay full price for and read within hours of their release!

      (I read & love lots of other DC books, but I keep a month behind on those, to save $)

  7. Is that Steppenwolf on the cover? Because if so, he went from looking like a total dork to a major bad ass.

  8. I need to remember to look for this in the back issue bins.

    Next time there’s a half-off sale.

  9. This was … a departure. Obviously this will all come into play down the line, but I could’ve used a page or two focusing on the JSA characters. This might as well have been 12 pages long. Oh well. Still enjoying the title.

    • Yeah I’m with you, it seemed like the fight–though pretty awesome–could have been shortened, and then some pages could’ve been used to check in with our heroes. Also, if the issue was only going to focus on Steppenwolf and Fury, it would have been nice to shed light on their backgrounds a bit. I’m not familiar with the characters, so the fight wasn’t that compelling, it was mostly just bodies flying and explosions. I’m still gonna pull this book, because it has been fanatstic so far, but this issue was a bit of a stumble in my opinion.

  10. My PotW – great cover, great art and I loved the continued World building Robinson is doing. It really reads like a different Earth than DC’s Earth Prime. Even though I love the JSA, I’ve liked even more this issue and the previous one focusing on Khan, Sloane and the World Army’s Politics. When the JSA finally units, they’ll have a lot of stuff to do.

  11. Picking this up because I like the cover art. I do wish, however, that this Fury had blonde hair like DC’s previous Furies. She looks too much like Wonder Woman now.

    • I think that’s part of the point…


      Fury is Wonder Woman’s daughter! So it will do well for propaganda if she looks like one of the world’s greatest wonders.

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