Without there actually being a definite story arc in this series, this can probably be easily defined as the last issue of the first story arc at the beginning of this series. As is all too often the case with story arcs, the penultimate issue is the better and that happens here as well. The plot as it runs here is a little too forced at times, with the too-convenient retreat by the attacking forces. There are a lot of good points here though - the return of Madame Xanadu and the inexplicable actions of Savage most notably - and really this is a pretty good issue, just it seems like it could have been taken a little farther. There is likely to be a bit of a lull in the series now as the next issue will explain a lot more of what happened, and the reader who has gotten this far in the series can only hope that the plot developments in this series will rise to the same level as the action.