Writer James Robinson's knowledge and love of Golden Age heroes comes through in every page of this book. His script for this issue is heavy with the exposition, yet he manages to deliver it smoothly through the dialogue without it seeming like an information dump. He also offers up some good, if brief, character moments for Jim Hammond - the character comic readers are least likely to be familiar with.
Steve Pugh's artwork continues to impress. His layouts are clear and his action well-choreographed. He also does a good job of inking the book in such a way as to enhance the natural pencils through efficient shadowing. Praise must also be given to Guru-FX, whose striking palettes make the final artwork jump off the page at the reader.