This series starts and continues quite well but starts running into some real problems by the end. It\'s really dark, and throws a lot at the characters, but it\'s all contextualized really well. As we move through the story however, it starts to accelerate beyond what the narrative can really keep up with, culminating with a time skip that kind of crashes the story\'s pacing and balance. You\'re riding on the character interactions and slow burn development and plot, when it just kind of jumps away from all that and never returns. Suddenly there are some *huge* changes or developments which you\'d think the characters or author would address, but they\'re just skipped over and sometimes never brought up again (who\'s Aster?). Characters seem to stop reacting to things. The world gets bigger, which sounds good, but it loses focus of the characters along the way, so we go from a very grounded intimate look of a team of relatably dark supervillains to what feels like weird Nextwave. Things happen, people explode, and nobody talks about what happens after or before. I wasn\'t too bothered by the ending itself; I liked the last few lines a lot, but I really felt by the end that the story was both too long and too short at the same time.
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