This was a decent issue, better than the last few (with the exception of the zero issue), but still not really even touching the heights of that Brainiac arc. I felt like the Brainiac arc had more going on and was a lot stronger thematically. These last few issues are just kinda all over the place and do not feel properly developed; Morrison is doing a bad job making me care about what is happening. The Brainiac arc was built and paced so much better. Oh well.
Rags art was solid, same positives (classic style that works well with the tone of this series) and negatives (inconsistent faces). I think I actually may have preferred the backup this month. Chris Sprouse's art looked fantastic and I thought it was kind of touching, moreso than Fisch's scripts usually are IMO.