It is, and of this issue. Look, I see it this way. If our good friend Zero can declare the art was adiquate but still give it a 0 then I'm well within my rights to proclaim it the greatest thing since sliced bread. I feel that it balances out the obvious biggotary towards my selection by others[
Reviews shouldn't need to have to balance the other out, but yeah, I read Zero's review and other's comments as more 'agenda' than 'opinion'.
ME? I loved the issue, as I have the whole run. Only a couple issues left to this mini and all the pieces are converging (except for Max & Osirus) at last.
Despite the Cap Atom & Alan Scott goofs at the opening, the book set things up pretty well (yeah it seems sudden that the Earth is suddenly under attack - but that's exactly what happened). I don't understand why some people expect issue #24 of a 26 issue mini to explain everything (I suppose if they did spend 3 pages explaining it all they'd complain about the wasted recap pages
The appearance of the elementals wasn't as big a shock as it could have been if it hadn't been spoiled. Reis' depiction of them is superior to Frank's cover - which I'm astounded to say as I never thought of Ivan being at Gary's level.
And a big "hell yeah!" to the return of Swamp Thing! I loved him well before Moore and that only got larger with Alan and then Vietch. He was basically unreadable after that - and I for one and damn glad he gets to play in the DCU again (where he belongs!)
Writing - 8
Art - 9
Overall - 8.5