I gotta give James Tynion props for how he’s handling his writing. There’s some bits I’m still iffy on (mainly Jacob Kane being a villain), but there’s some great ideas here.

We’ve learned quite a bit about Cass despite her speaking a total of 3 words over the course of 5 issues.

We’ve seen Clayface try to go back to his old life.

We’ve seen Tim’s defining feature, his intelligence, come back in full swing.

We’ve seen Kate become a leader, and reconnect with Renee Montoya (who I’m so glad to see again).

And while issue 2 of this arc began with the team failing in a fight with a simulated army, the arc looks like it’ll end with them triumphing over a real army.

I’m excited to see where this goes.

Every day, acts of hate happen and sometimes one act of hate can become so terrible that it seems to overwhelm all that is good. Humans are capable of monumental horror, but we can’t forget that we’re also capable of monumental love. We can choose to lash out or we can choose to bond. This choice runs through the gamut of life, both online and off.

No one should ever have to live in fear because of their sexuality, gender, religion, point of view, lifestyle, anything. No one should ever have to be targeted because of it. As long as you’re not violating someone’s human rights or preaching hate, you should not have to feel ashamed. Be your fantastic self. Because you are fantastic!

You are worth it. Other people’s lives are worth it. Let’s remember and act on the love and the good.