This issue was amazing. In one single story Dysart manages to give Kris more purpose, characterization and motivation than the entire original run. The whole book was brilliantly done. I'd say more but it wouldn't do it justice.
I am also a fan of Birones' art. It is stylistically similar to Khari Evans but much cleaner. While all of the fill in artists for this arc are excellent, having seen this issue I am a little disappointed Birones isn't able to finish it out. Hopefully he can/will return for a future arc or another VALIANT project at some point.