The first time through reading this book, I found it interesting enough to keep going. The mystery behind Snow and the fourth man, I think is compelling and well done. I love the characters, especially Snow and Jakita Wagner. But the book's real ambitions seem to be in the whole meta aspect. In concept, I kind of like this. I love the idea of fiction tropes in pulps, films, and superhero comics all fitting together in a cohesive, literary universe. But I think it's executed much better in something like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Each issue introduces a lot of pastiches of things like Hong Kong action films, Godzilla, Doc Savage, etc. But my reaction ultimately "so what?" It feels like a never ending series of hollow pastiches, and nothing insightful about them.
Does anyone feel similarly?