The run of writer Tony Bedard and artist Dennis Carlero continues on this title, which will soon make way for another team. I think they’ve done a fine job here, though there is a feeling of marking time. No major plot twists or revelations, but solid storytelling and art as part of the team searches for Cosmic Boy and encounters their own problems along the way. A few character bits seemed a bit off to me, like Atom Girl’s immediate attraction to the apparently villainous Wildfire, even though she can’t see him at all through his costume, and has barely had time to meet him. But other character interactions worked well for me, and overall I enjoyed these issues. The art has enough realism to allow the characters to “act” well, yet has a fine science-fictional or heroic action feel when needed.
Well done. Now let’s see what Jim Shooter brings to the table in future issues.