(This is your best chance for a happy post this week.)
Hey, is that Arkiss?
Ooo... Pretty Colors...
Are all the violet ones girls? Dammit! Okay, its in character for the Zamarons but still pretty-groanworthy given what purple equals.
Ooo, but Kyle's mask is drawn properly.
Hey, that sappy sequence kind of worked.
Hey, cool, his partner's a girl.
Her uniform is not completely ugly. Exploitive and impractical (no possibilities for a bra at all), but it does not make you want to throw up from the hideousness in addition to the exploitiveness as the last two Reis-designed female costumes did. Maybe its just because she's Apokoliptian and that dominatrix shit is kind of the style there.
(Yes, I do think about these things on the first reading.)
Aww, John and Guy look so cute.
Holy shit, someone remembered Leezle Pon.
And that Guy is good with kids.
(I'm sure this particular sappy sequence is meant to state that this is Hal's extended family.)
Ahhh.. Like any good superhero story there's a feeling of accomplishment and the hint that things are going to worsen considerably by the time anyone notices that the problems still exist.
No, seriously, I consider that a good thing. Its traditional for serialized storytelling. The most important part, though, is that feeling of accomplishment so that the reader believes the heroes can handle the little bit louder and little bit worse of the next time around.
And... No, I wasn't expecting those last four pages. I should have seen that coming, because that really is about the worst way for that new rule to backfire, but I didn't.