Yeah, I definitely think the longer first two issues spoiled me. Or maybe it’s just the position Spencer puts the reader in. After totally changing the status quo with the last cliffhanger, he changes it again this issue. Or at least he implies he didn’t totally change it like he suggested.
Maybe I’m just upset about the lack of fleshed out flashback sequences. The second issue spoiled me there. Here, it’s just a few pages of Ryan Sook and then no more….
It’s slick, computer colored Sook, but still Sook.
Spencer also introduces some of philosophy behind the villains–it’s kind of amusing, very hip and all, but it’s unclear how important it’s going to be.
The element of absurd humor is something new to the book; it’s still earnest and serious, but there’s now a knowing wink to Spencer’s writing.
He practically seems British (he’s not), commenting on American expectations.