Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #8- Since the series first came out, Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors has been a little like the unwanted stepchild in the GL family. No one wanted a third GL series but DC stuff it down our throats anyway. This issue will do nothing to disperse the bad feeling. After two awesome action-packed installments of the War of the Green Lanterns, Emerald Warriors comes in and gives me mindless fisticuffs between Hal Jordon and Guy Gardener. I won’t say this is a bad issue, the fisticuffs was well-done, but after the first two issues of War of the Green Lanterns, it just doesn’t cut it.
X-23 #8- After last issue’s poor story, I was hoping that writer Marjorie Liu would come up with something that put X-23 back on track. Unfortunately, this issue is tied-up as the first part of a crossover with Daken. In a way, a crossover between the two series makes sense. Both series started at the same time, both characters are based on Wolverine (X-23 is his clone, Daken is his son), and both series are not exactly setting the sales chart on fire. There are a lot of reasons why the two series should have a crossover, unfortunately this issue was disappointing. In Madripoor now, Laura and Gambit are looking for Daken and frankly it took too long before they met up. I know Daken is suppose to be an ass but even counting in that, I still don’t understand why he and X-23 got into a fight. The fight, and this issue, just makes no sense!