"The Last Refuge" starts to pull the pieces together. Personally, I think it is genius to spotlight Puck, Snowbird, and Shaman, admittedly three of my favorite characters, but it made the story both fun and substantive, in a way (I'm sorry to say) the 1st three issues don't convey as well as it does here. Up to # 4, the "Fear Itself" aspect isn't very fear-y, and the "Alpha Flight" aspect is just marginally Alpha-y, although they all have nice, old-school-style "reveal" endings.
This issue, however, The Master sounds like he does some self-assessment---something I've always thought a 40,000-year-old reconstructed man would do...a lot. And he's learned not to talk too much.
Since this series is still struggling to find its feet, I won't bash the things that I don't like. I will make one suggestion, though I doubt MARVEL will act on it: put Talisman and NEMESIS in the book!
And I hope people haven't forgotten about this site.
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