I do appreciate @SPLIT LIP 's frustration with the scenario but I fall into the boat of THAT not being the bad part of the issue. It's a weird one for me. I don't *hate* it. I love Cyclonus and Megatron and Rodimus' avatars. I really like the overall idea that Swerve is so depressed and suicidal that he hasn't left his suite in months. I even like the Cheers style opening, because fuck me I love Cheers. I really like Cyclonus' final speech, which plays into the interpretation of him as a stoic samurai, and he will say the hard stuff, and his "Tetrahexian humor. Very dry." line pops me. Except... i don't believe the entire crew of the Lost Light is searching Swearth for Swerve. Anyway, beside that stuff, the whole issue is too cutesy and too meta and too... yeah. The three pieces of his personality (Ted, Sheldon, and Jerry? Fucking seriously?), the paintball, all that stuff, it just leaves me cold. Reading their own comic. It's... it's just too much. Anyway. Take the Ticks and this and somehow turn them into one issue, or find another way to bring them into reaction with the Vis Vitalis (argh, somebody in this thread had a good issue). Eh. I don't need to play armchair booker. A couple issues weren't great, y'know? But I liked the Scavengers two-parter (except... the dialogue at the end doesn't quite sit right with me, it's too on the nose, somehow, even I like where it goes), I liked the Skids two-parter (well, I liked the flashbacks a LOT, but it really seemed bizarre to me that Froid just shows up so easily out of nowhere, and the horror aspect somehow doesn't quite work), and I like Dying of the Light (even if the eventual Tarn thing kind of dulls it). It's not like I went into Lost Light at all expecting to be in this place or to feel the way I do. Nothing in season 2 ruined the book for me or put me on a "maybe not" list. But the little things that had bothered me, on the periphery, were 100% amplified with Lost Light. Add in the behind the scenes situation and my dislike of the current art, well. Yeah. Wake me when they actually get BACK to the fucking Lost Light.