How clichéd were ‘The Mean Machine’? A bunch of inter-changeable grizzled hard-asses with no discernable personality apart from ‘tough’. Yawn. Other than that, this was a decent issue, certainly an improvement from the last few. The back-story of the Keepers got explained a bit more and really, it’s another nail in the hammer of the coffins of the Guardains. Those blue bitches need to get got. Pasarin’s art was fantastic as usual, and I liked the involvement of Martian Manhunter again, but really, the Mean Machine just pissed me off.