I think I'm getting in early because I get the digital version (being an overseas fan).I can't help feeling this was a bit of an anticlimax. The great battle seemed a little too easy - given the serious trouble both enemy combatants have caused the party over this story arce.
On the other hand, the feelgood factor of the party affirmation is a nice - good set-up for the next phase (and a very nice resolution to that age-old RPG issue of how we keep the party together).
The real highpoint of this issue for me is that little cloud on the Kyra/Merisiel relationship. One line. Over-protective. I don't know - maybe it's because I want to see why Wesley Scheider was finally convinced that this wasn't a fan-service relationship - but I can really see this becomng an issue for these two. I think Kyra is becoming my favourite Iconic; the lass has some interesting issues buried beneath her virtues.
And Spring? For the next series So long? This is why I buy TV series by the season now. This is why I waited before getting into the comic. And now I'm caught up, and I have to wait months for the next issue. Dammit, I've become addict again. The last time this happened was around 1981 (I think) with the Dark Judges.