These issues wrap up the 12-issue story arc by writer Mark Waid, with
artist George Perez being replaced by another equally fine (and
under-appreciated): Jerry Ordway. I’ve worked with Jerry several times,
and I know he puts a ton of effort into his pencils. On a book like
this, that means a great deal. There are dozens of characters to handle
on each page, not to mention lots of other tricky tasks, like getting
everything in the script to work and still leave room for the balloons.
Like Perez, Jerry makes it all look easy, which it certainly isn’t.