December 12, 2012 6:09 pm I can't remember the last time a comic made me so angry. That fist issue was just awful!
Don't get me wrong,there are parts of the book that are really good- The art isn't bad, and it has some really good use of graphic design. You can tell it's trying to be really ambitious but fails on a basic storytelling level.
The pacing is all over the place. The comic has several false starts. First in the 60's, then starts over decades later. Our first glimpse of character interaction is a SIX PAGE scene of older versions of the main characters sitting around a boardroom (never a good way to introduce characters, its boring!) AND THEN THE COMIC STARTS OVER AGAIN! This time in a completely new setting, new set of characters,numbering about a dozen or so(way to many to keep track of) No clues as to what they have to do with the main characters, or why we should care. I was so confused and frustrated by the end of the first issue I was fuming about it the rest of the night.
It felt like a book written by a guy who doesn't write a lot trying to cram everything he thinks is cool into one book and coming out with a complete cluster fuck.