Now we're playing in the big leagues
First off, holy crap... When did Coipel get so good? This issue he's like Jim Cheung mixed with Chris Bachalo with the tiniest hint of Kirby. It's absolutely wonderful. (Just looked up his credits - Riiiiight. I loved his work on Siege too.)
Storywise, we're finally cooking. Pieces from all the different titles, including Children's Crusade start to come together for the first time. The Phoenix Five and the new world order idea (while a stretch) is entertaining and pushes things in a new direction which was sorely needed. Oh, and I love the Phoenix Five costumes. They all, but Scott's in particular, fit in with the cosmic characters costumes from the last five or so years. The event has really come alive with this issue.