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Of all these characters, Crescent seems most interesting since she has a tae kwon do fighting spirit bear and that's pretty rad. While the team is weak on western Asia representation I am actually glad Ms Marvel made her exit because she has plenty of other places where she can shine and she would just overshadow these other characters we need to see more of. It is a large cast but they need numbers to actually fight off an entire invasion of Asia by Muspelheim. I expect some good fighting scenes to come and artist Gang Hyuk Lim definitely seems up to the task.
I did think the subplot of Cho's leadership crisis was a little forced. He came across as a bumbling fool and he definitely isn't. But hey Pak created the character so who am I to say this isn't a proper depiction. It just seems like him facing the fear of not being able to be in control of himself is a rehash of the events that concluded with him becoming Brawn in the first place.
At the beginning with the Filipino and Chinese heroes bickering over who is in who's "jurisdiction" in the Pacific, Pak actually touches a little on geopolitics in Asia right now. With Marvel wanting to get into the Chinese market I wouldn't expect much closer examination of touchy subjects like that, but there definitely is a "why can't we all work together to solve problems" vibe being pushed strongly in the theme of this series.