After the cliffhanger of the last issue, the book really doesn’t build on much which was established from the first issue. It instead tries to dive into a lot of character exposition. Not much else happens really other then the team surviving the explosion, spending a lot of time reflecting, taking stock of where they are, and then a brief attack before a new character shows up. The issue is over in a blink of an eye and not in a good way. The reader will come out of this wanting more bang for their buck.
This pace of this issue is confusing. Thanks to the previews and cover art for the series, it appears as if the overall goal is to have the characters crossover into a more realistic world (like modern day Earth) where they will be tiny compared to the rest of the world. It feels like this should be hinted more but for now seems to be getting to this destination at a very slow pace.
The art is still on task and really helps to save the issue. Max Dunbar’s art still looks great and illustrates some incredible action scenes and showcases the powers of the heroes. The scenes of the invading forces overhead really help to show the scale of what the team is up against.
The series is decent but it’s starting to feel like it knows where it’s going so it can take its time getting there. While it may be what fans are expecting and what has been advertised, the journey to the destination could be a bit more entertaining.