Heroes for Hire #4, out today, by Abnett, Lanning, and Atkins.
Remember how last issue ended with Paladin and Iron Fist teaming up to figure out what's wrong with Misty? Well, this issue ignores them completely and give us a look at Misty's situation. The Puppet Master is manipulating her mind using technology from a mysterious benefactor, going through her cybernetics, and keeping her in a virtual reality dream state which he can manipulate and from which she can run Heroes for Hire. The bulk of this issue takes place in Misty's head, as she starts dealing with the psychological trauma of her phantom pregnancy and rebels against his control. At the end of the issue, she breaks free and smacks the crap out of the Puppet Master, but he has a mind-controlled ace up his sleeve: The Punisher.
It's a good issue. Resolves a few dangling plot threads, introduces a few new ones, and generally does a nice job dramatizing Misty's internal conflicts. Atkins' fill-in art is decent, and he does a nice job with the big fight scene between Misty and a bunch of heroes in the dream world.
Anyone else pick this up?