All is unraveling much as expected. Yes, I am a suspicious, well-read gent with libraries of knowledge in my head - although I can’t seem to find a dratted thing! I’m totally enjoying the ride with a few detours.
Bryan, one thing you’re good at is character voices. Some oddness this issue, what with some telegraphic speech that seems to be catching. Somehow I had the exact method Rao uses in my head. Hope it’s just another of those annoying telepathic incidents. GL is a bit softer (as in milder, not weaker) than my mental image, but I’ve always had Clint Eastwood cast in the role. One minor character I think you nailed perfectly was Vic’s dad. He’s always been a jerk, and you managed to portray that fine line between I-still-love-my-dad and so-long-it’s-been-bad-to-know-ya. People like him are why we humans can’t have nice things!
Didn’t see any V-shaped butts, which was nice. Overall the art retains high quality, yet I note (as did Dave) the slightly refocused art and, of course, a different inker. I rather wish you could modify the Bat-suit to your own preferences, and same with Supes (at least to lose the Mandarin collar, which was cool when Cully or Jim came up with it, but has become dated).
The curve you threw was the perp coming back from the dead . That would be very revealing even to an entranced population. (Who still could not do anything about it due to the imperative.)
One question: did editorial give you the roster? It’s a bit thick with testosterone (like you would notice with your roster of lads) without Wonder Woman, Zatanna or Black Canary. Yeah, yeah - they’re busy. Off with the Fantastic Four and Spielberg’s good taste somewhere.
Oh yeah, I did pick up the AGP trade. It’s been years! My time perception is definitely warped. I guess I had Issue #2 and then all Hell broke loose. It’s next up to read!