Awesome issue! I did laugh out loud at the last line... "If we both die, Scarlett's never going to forgive us." Can't remember where I heard it, but I vaguely recall some character saying to another, "I swear, if you go and die on me, I am NEVER speaking to you again!" Heh. Love little things like that.
Kwinn's stuck - YES! Looking forward to the next issue, anticipating seeing him swing around behind the Toxo-vipers to pincer the attacking force in. Much carnage ensues, and both Duke and Snake Eyes walk out alive, o happy day.
The "new look" - I don't think the artwork is BAD; it's just a different style than we've collectively gotten used to. It's tough when artists have to be jumped around between titles; in a perfect world, an artist would be able to work on one or two titles specifically and consistently... but who said the world is perfect? Covers are one thing. I like to see some variety in cover art styles (I'm dying to see if my other store was able to get the RI covers for me). But inside a book, consistency is important... if IDW is going to bump artist assignments around, I wish that they'd at least try to cluster artists whose styles are similar, or keep artists in pencil/ink/color teams.
Meh. But what do I know.