That's a good point. With the first trade on its way containing the first five issues, this would seem to be a natural jumping on point for new readers. It isn't.
I don't want to unfairly slam the book, but there really wasn't a lot to draw a new reader in with, even one who had read the first issue. It seems like an interesting story, but there was nothing for me to glom on to in this issue.
Maybe I'll just slam GLX for a bad pick.
to be fair (and not having read the book)... the last issue didn't feel like the end of a storyline... in fact it was pretty much a stand alone issue that would have probably been a better entry point. This book does not seem your cut and dry 6 issue storyline kind of thing... there was no real cohesive story to the first five issues, there was an extensive amount of exposition; the world probably doubled & my expectations for the book were far exceeded with each issue.
Y had lots of storylines, but no clear jumping on point, same with Ex Machina and possibly Preacher (I am half way through that one) - these books aren't like even Criminal where it is readable without prior knowledge and deeper for it.
It was an interesting choice on GLX's part. I would've wanted to do CNV, but then we would have all been screwed cause Diamond sucks... evidently this was an issue the boss man brought up at the summit and Image gave Diamond what for as a result. CNV has been in the warehouse for a minute over there and everyone was shorted the book this week.