I believe I know all the non-original characters and like almost all of them. Which of course causes a catch-22. I *want* to read about these characters. I'm far more interested in a book with these characters than one with Wolverine or Iron Man or Spider-Man. But if the book's just planning to kill them off? Well, why bother? Anyway, I'll pick up the first issue. If it's as much just about killing off the characters for no reason, I won't get another. If the writing/plot is far better than all the publicity has led me to believe, I'll try to overlook the art and give it another chance (not a fan of Kev Walker's work at all).