Even though early Wildstorm was mostly crappy writing and rushed art, a few of the concepts had merit and I think Grifter is one of those.
The idea of a superhero/con-artist is cool and unique and he actually has a somewhat timeless look and like Booster Gold, he has potential that only seems to become apparent when he falls into the hands of a good creative team and that doesn't seem to have happened here.
I think when Grifter gets assigned to someone like Lemire or Snyder, I think the character will break out in a big way.
I thought it was an okay issue.
Frank Tieris' dialogue was a little weak and cliche but the same could be said of the entire series so far so theres hasnt been a noticable drop in quality for me. Hard to tell wt this point where exactly Liefeld is taking the story.
Art was decent if unremarkable. Cheshire seemed a cool character.
Not a bad effort overall, could have been a lot worse and i found it more enjoyable than the majority of the previous issues.
Any idea why Edmondson left? I thought he was really starting to get into a nice groove with the book and character.
Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Constantine, Earth-2, Suicide Squad, Phantom Stranger, Forever Evil, Rogues Rebellion, Arkham War, ARGUS, Iron Man & Unity. Trades: Saga, East of West & Lazarus.
I think it's one of those titles they gave a second chance instead of putting it on the chopping block so they got Liefeld to try to bring in some sales to the book. While I do think it might get a bit of a sales bump and I'm going to check it out for a bit, I kind of have my doubts that it'll last past an arc or two but if it does and it improves then all the better.