Def agree with the wanting more theory; that's the problem, too. I'm not disciplined enough to buy six issues without reading them.
Even if I was, with the internet (spoiler warnings such as they are), I wouldn't be able to tune everything out.
I guess it's a good problem?
Only a good problem when the creative team stays on schedule though.
Or in the cases of certain media-darling hacks, as long as they bother to finish what they start.
I think this issue has other problems rather than simply "would read better inside a tpb" that make for a sort of second-rate single issue experience. There's the repetitive Powerplex fight, where the "joke" has just gotten a little stale--I put that in quotes because it's not really a joke, but hopefully it's pretty much done with finally, and the the pages spent on Mark sort of not saying much about his guilt or sense of responsibility lead up to a very down-beat almost depressing last page. But besides maybe wrapping up the Powerplex subplot, not much new is added to the mix other than that.
I gotta be honest here too, the Dinosaurus issues were not my favorites either, though there were moments.