It must be nice being the editor-in-chief at the company where you write comics, because then you can get away with a silly issue like this one. It’s not bad–I mean, it’s bad, but it’s not really bad–it’s not stupid, for instance, it’s just poorly handled.
Waid puts the surprise ending in the third issue instead of the fourth, then he has this strange return of a character in a manner not making any sense. He explains it and I guess it gets the reader through the twenty pages of story, but I’m sitting here now and I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how the heck it makes an iota of sense. More, it seemingly contradicts certain elements of the first series.
The big religious reveal hasn’t happened yet. I think the lack of sincerity (Waid’s not a fundie) bugs me a bit.