Thanks. I'll probably address the specific questions a bit later, but they're
all good points.
(One aside...the next issue of Rising Stars comes out this Wednesday.)
Like you, a lot of folks thought it was kind of like Watchmen, until it got
deeper in the story, then as you say, it became nothing like it.
It's a fun book to write.
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