I read this last night and it was great. I didn't read every issue of of the series, but this was definitely the best of what I did read.
The really odd thing is, I wasn't heavily invested in spoilers:
end of spoilers I'm starting to think I would have enjoyed this series more if it were just "Franklin" and Velcoro.
Velcoro, until this very issue, and yet his death still hit me pretty hard. So kudos to the writer for making me care about a character in one issue, to have his death affect me.