‘Breaking Points’ begins, and it looks like all of PAD’s various subplot-chickens are coming home to roost. Every little seemingly forgotten thread is going to make an appearance here, and I really hope it works, because one of my main problem’s with this book is how sprawling it is, things happen and are forgotten about. But if it turns out to have all been a part of Peter David’s Cylon Plan, then yeah, awesome. The biggest returning subplot in this issue was the remnants of Madrox’s inter-dimensional road trip, as the various baddies, Deathlok-Cap, Dormammu-Strange, that wolf-woman attack him and Havok in Central Park. I thought it was very cool how PAD remembered Havok’s dimensional uniqueness, who’d have thought Mutant X would have been worthwhile in the end? I was surprised by how easily these guys were dealt with, but it seems like they are only the start, especially when it comes to Polaris, who was pretty brutal, and Strong Guy, who truly was soulless here, and went off with some kind of evil demon dude. I guess we know which direction his and M’s date went now! In terms of art, it was great to have Leonard Kirk back, he’s a very strong fit for this book, he does the traditional superhero bits great, but can also get across humour very well. And it’s good that there is still humour here, I liked the Tron jabs at Havok a lot.