Scott Lobdell, Kenneth Rocafort
After all the hype, I was really looking forward to finally reading this. The characters are definitely interesting, but once again, the good stuff was over-shadowed by over-the-top sexuality. Besides that, there wasn't much plot going on, because it's kind of a set-up issue. The highlights: the first seven pages (an amazing prison battle) and Essence. Essence is a new character as far as I know, and she seems like a really interesting person, so I hope we get to see more of her. I also hope this series gets a little more kid-friendly, because all the components are there for a great story. Plus, the art is beautiful!
Bottom line: 2.5/5