I didn't read the issue, but I did read Drift's self-reflective monologue quoted on TFWiki, and holy shit. McCarthy pretty much nuked his own character's chance at proper development probably just because he's so pissed at Roberts for, y'know, writing him well. And if that wasn't enough, he went ahead and ignored something from Windblade, just to take a shot at another writer who's better than him. The best thing that can be done with this series (and what McCarthy deserves) is to just ignore it completely and let it fall into the pits of semi-discontinuity along with the Marvel crossover and Heart of Darkness. At the very least, I can't wait until Roberts can reclaim his character.