What did work...
-one of the 3 covers
-the power showings of the glasses
-intro of that radio host
-death of a major D-list superhero (or Â½ of one anyways)
-the idea with the backup story with interpretation of Delroy's dream for the readers in the same issue
-(little) Agents of Axis action (finally) shown in their premiere issue with (modicum) characterization in another (retconned) Plan/Lao 1958 adventure where the villain, (oddly) called by his realname, is revealed as the Yellow Claw!
Unfortunately, NOT sure about...
-just ATLAS, sans Agents, as a title
-the (repeated) stagnant appearance of the team still basically the same since the 50s
-an extremely spacewasting/indulgent PrevPage
-the first issue NOT starring the Agents but instead Delroy (not being a Triathlon/3D Man fan to start with didn't help)
-the dullish coloring themes used for most of the locations/scenes
-no dash of humor, especially from Gorilla Man
-many post-SI plotlines, with Skrull danglers needlessly ignored (particulary Kill Krew concerns)
-why sexmate Sheri was not introduced properly with a last name
-Chandler casually sharing on the radio show that D and 3-D are one in the same (DR is over, secret identities are back in
-how he seemingly used his strength power without uniform&glasses in the bar
-who he was narrating to at the hospital with Peggy when he talked to the readers but in 2 boxes addressed "YOU HAD BEEN ATTACKED" and "YOU WERE THERE"
-why quotations marks were not used to indicate presumed sarcasm when he said "AWESOME" to being getting publicitiy as a suspected killer
-how to enjoy any part of the one panel battle crop with a (generic) giant robot in Waikiki we will probably never see again
-how the heck he (far?) fell down the well(?) in that poorly choreographed scene upon entering(?) that unsecured(?) HQ front
-the aesthetics of title pages at the end of the story
I miss my brother.