Well, that’s it: I’m officially bored with the series. The novelty has worn off and the story isn’t that engrossing anymore. It feels like this would have made for a great mini-series, but that it wasn’t thought out beyond the first few issues; it feels empty, with retread ideas from the previous books, at this point.
I also get the sense that some developments are shocking for the sake of being shocking – not because they make sense or move the story along. I also find that our two key anti-heroes are slightly inconsistent in their behaviour, on the one hand acting like normal human beings and then suddenly becoming psychopathic.
Frankly, none of the characters are relatable or sympathetic. I can’t be made to care about any of them, so I wonder who or what I’m supposed to care about as the book devolves into a superhero drama: should I care about humanity? Or about earth itself? Or am I expected to care about the group of @$$holes claiming to be heroes?
Speaking of which, I always found the heroes especially lame. But, now that the novelty has worn off, I really can’t stand them. Their names suck, their character designs are absolutely pathetic (I can’t imagine real people dressing like that), and their powers are boring as hell or too abstract to figure out.
It’s still an okay book, truth be told, but it’s really no longer interesting to me. The next collection may decide the fate of the series for me, because there are a lot of great books waiting to be read – so there’s no need to squander time on something that’s only of mid-level quality.