Earth 2 #8- Ambition is a strange thing in comics. You need it for the series to succeed but too much of it, and it become a problem. Writer James Robinson has been very ambitious with Earth 2 thus far, and if this issue is anything to go by, he's not finish with his grand vision yet. #8 showcase another villain, Steppenwolf, the man who led the Apokolips forces. In short order, the infamous warrior has taken over a country with help from Wonder Woman's daughter, Fury. Although this issue was well-written, I questioned the Robinson's wandering eye in the series. A few issue ago we had an issue focusing on Sloan, now one with Steppenwolf. Not a bad idea but right now we hardly know the heroes like Flash and Hawkgirl, so I don't know about these issues that highlight the villains. A good issue but going forward, I have to wonder about the future of the series.
Green Lantern: New Guardians Annual #1- Ever since the first story arc finished, Green Lantern: New Guardians has been listless. This annual did not improve anything. The annual is basically a long advertisement for the upcoming Threshold title. In fact, I will go so far as to say this should be titled Threshold #0! As Threshold #0, this issue would be fine. As Green Lantern: New Guardians Annual #1, it is terrible because...well, the issue got almost nothing to do with the team.