Really good issue. I have enjoyed this second arc much more so than the first.
My only gripe here (and its a small one) is that it reads more like an issue of Ninjak featuring XO than the other way around. Don't get me wrong, I think they have done a great job with Ninjak here, but possibly at the expense of Arc's development. Hopefully that will be addressed more during Planet Death, but I really want to see Aric interacting with this new world he is stuck in.
I also liked the introduction of Neville Alcott, an important figure in many original VALIANT books. His suggestion that he doesn't even have a "team" he can trust yet leads me again to a possible, Ninjak-led, Secret Weapons book down the line. Sign me up.
Easter Egg of the Week: Neville's alien source is from the Vatican. If you read A&A #3, that type of little connection would make you smile. This is what I love about this growing new shared universe.