I should really know better by now. I just don't agree with how Bendis paces his comics. There are some nice moments in this, but by far the biggest forward momentum hits in the preview to Siege #1.
Osborn is starting to crack. He's listening to the Goblin side of his personality more and more, and it doesn't help that Loki it totally pulling his strings. In fact, with Loki so active in the Hood's life right now, along with his talk about the catalyst for the Marvel Civil War, I'm starting to wonder if Bendis' big Avengers story has really been a showdown with Loki, the first Avengers villain. I do hope so. If Loki was involved in kicking off the Marvel Civil War, even better.
I'm not up to date on my X-Men comics, but I guess Osborn and Namor had some kind of fight, and within the cabal Dr. Doom has Namor's back. When Doom and Osborn face off over their differences, Osborn calls in his mysterious supporter to take out Doom. I feel a bit robbed that we don't find out who this mystery guy is, it is pretty annoying. I'm pretty sure Marvel hinted that the helper would be revealed this issue. In any case, the backup can't take out a Doombot, so Doom zaps Taskmaster and then disgorges a horde of tiny bug doombots. (Taskmaster better not be killed, I don't think he is, but the possibility is there). Eventually Sentry assists in stopping the 'bots. Osborn gets really fired up and now wants to prove his worth by taking out Asgard. And Loki has some ideas on how to do that...
Michael Lark's realistic style works well for most of the characters. Doom is imposing and I love the design on the doom-bugs. Taskmaster's suit looked a bit off, but I suppose he's just a supporting character in this. I like the poses the Hood uses too; he really seems like a guy trying to live up to his rep.