The Unexpected comes to an end with issue 8. I wish I could say that was unexpected, but I’m afraid I would be lying. So many of the books launched from the Metal series had short lives, and I suspected this would get this axe.
That’s a real shame, as this was a fun series. Both Firebrand and Neon grew on me, and I came to really enjoy the way the series kept changing itself up.
And once again, it earned its title. The storyline is brought to a solid resolution, but not by any means the one I had thought it was aiming for. Yes, you will get an UNEXPECTED climax to the battle with Mandraak.
Enough time is left over for a proper epilogue. Makes me think that Orlando also suspected this book would not last too long. But I am glad that we get the story resolved, and proper endings for the various cast members.
With the new Freedom Fighters series just having launched I guess I have to pin my hopes that it will somehow bring in Firebrand and Neon, both of whom were originally Quality Comics characters, and thus potential members for the team. It would be a shame to just abandon them. Neon in particular seems to have staying power.
While it may be too late to start picking up this book, I would still recommend grabbing the collected edition, certain to show up in a few months.