It has been said by some that THE STANDARD #1-#3 feels like a complete arc in itself, and indeed, back before the Diamond release I did publish a little trade collecting the first 3 issues for the convention circuit.  And if we look at it that way here, this page here is where you really get a sense of the narrative coming full circle, linking the values of The Standards of past and present, and resolving the most prominent conflict up until that point.  I do remember having a proud feeling as we reached this stage in the story, as I did feel like we’d done a bit of setup and payoff, and it felt very satisfying.

Of course, in truth this is us only approaching the halfway point, and much still remains unresolved!

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