Jonathan Hickman continues to move his big story forward in small increments, as in this issue we follow up on whatever it was the ‘Origin Bomb’ did to Canada. I appreciate the fact that he’s building a massive plot here, but it does mean that each individual feels somewhat lacking. My main highlights in this issue were the artwork by Mike Deodato, who seems to have made yet another leap in quality, this was quite beautiful art, with very interesting panel layouts. The second highlight was the friction between the Canadian version of SHIELD (Department H) and the USA, it was a cool example of politics being used well. It was also cool how Wolverine was aware of all the shady shit his country gets up to, he of course being a big victim of it.
The revelation about what actually happened inside the dome was interesting, we saw the Avengers at various points in time, what was going on there? Or was it not time but alternate dimensions? It was all very confusing, but I’m sure it will all make sense in 30 issues time knowing Hickman.