I already sent Frank an email with this, but I'll repost a modified version here to get the conversation going:
Wow. Best chapter yet! There is so much going on here. I love how it feels like I have enjoyed a full length comic with just six pages. Another very cool cover as well!
I love how Gary seems to be tying in all of Vanguard's rogue gallery including Amok. Nice to see Frank's version of him, and in color at that. All the action with the tyrannean bugs looks so cool.
I love the homage to Jack Kirby with Barrackus (or is it Thramm?) in the infamous Captain America punching pose (only your version wasn't screwed up by an inker or colorist). If you don't know what I am referring to, check out: http://www.whatifkirby.com/news/better- ... ch-part-ii
Adam's lettering really stood out this episode as well. The action words really make the fight scenes pop. Frank's art is also pretty killer with all of the different characters and all the action going on. I love his version of the Tyranneans.
It seems like Vanguard gets absolutely no respect from Thram or Barrackus. His orders are disobeyed once again! Those Kylptian blasters can really do a job on the Tyranneans (just like the Krylan blasters). And it looks like Dragon may be coming back, sweet! Maybe Earth has a fighting chance after all. Especially if the Krylans can find a cache of Kalptian (sp?) weapons by going down to the planet's surface and then combine it with their own weapons.
I also really like how the last panel of the Vanguard story matched up with the first panel of the main story. Frank even drew the weird bubbly background technology just like Erik's version in the same location (or was it vice-versa?)
Another outstanding job guys! I seriously wish this could be its own ongoing book. Highbrow needs a relaunch like the Extreme line!!!