i think the book's been losing steam since the move to the west coast. they added all these new kids to the roster and i have no idea who any of them are. well, i know the new Power Man (Power Kid), but he doesn't appear at all... i think he's been in, like, three panels so far and had maybe 1 line. also, half the cast is suddenly gay... meh. very much on the verge of dropping this now.
Gage IS a good writer, i loved this book before all the recent changes. i don't know what happened. maybe he has too much on his plate now? he is, after all, currently writing X-Men Legacy and Angel & Faith in addition to AA.