Wow, after last issue this was such a letdown. In general I've been a fan of AHM, and while I recognize the first few issues were a little slow, it has gained significant pace since then. The art had been consistently prime (he he), the premise was interesting, and the breakdown of certain characters was pretty cool (although these breakdowns build on what Furman already established). This issue seems to be a step backwards in terms of pacing. This issue should've been contracted and combined with whatever comes in the next issue. Morever, Prime's return was all but glorious, Frenzy's death was quick and easy, and you don't get a good sense of mourning from Soundwave other than it causes him to drop his communications block. Lastly, the cartoony and emotionless art of Robert Deas and Emiliand Santalucia is a step backwards from the dark, more jagged (read: more appropriate) art of Guido Guidi. Bring Guidi back and keep up the pacing!! It's time to roll out and kick some ass!!