Well I thought it was OK. I didn't read the other two, but I decided to give this one a try. I thought the story was rushed, if not a tad corny. "Join me or die!" and then everyone is bowing, well whatever. I think this story would have worked much better if it had been done in 2 or 4 issues.
Anyway, I hope Tri-Klops is killer, cause thats the one I'm dying to read.