@rulerofthisuniverse: @themanintheshoe: A lot of the length issues have to do with my writing process. Whenever I do a big event that is limited in the number of chapters (usually 3-5 issue arcs, in this case a 3-part Xover) I frame out the plot into points and try to split it in the most coherent way possible. The problem with doing this is if you ever start to drift from the points it takes a few paragraphs to get back on track, and there are also cases where simple idea point expands much larger in word length. I still find this style to be rewarding because it allows me to have a lot of freedom to get creative, especially in the middle parts of the issues.
@4donkeyjohnson: Thanks! There are a couple of more issues to come. After I draft up the chase scene you'll get to see what Tommy's been working on.