MAN, reading the later years of the Hama series can be painful... it's like- there's this great line here or there, and some fun moments! But then....
* The early '90s rear their ugly heads and hit this book HARD. Everyone's doing bad imitations of what was cool in the '90s, but the artists can't draw faces worth anything.
* The ludicrous complexity of the backstory gets a little hard to take. I think my breaking point is the "Firefly reveals that HE trained with the Arashikage, TOO, and that HE was the original agent supposed to kill Snake Eyes... and it's because Snake Eyes' family died in a car crash with Cobra Commander's brother! It's like Hama was trying to match the stupid of Ed Brubaker's "Charles Xavier formed a new X-Men team to take on Krakoa, they died, and THEN he formed the REAL team we all know! Then wiped everyone's minds of the middle team!", but years before that happened.
* A Transformers crossover that feels so out of nowhere it's practically mind-blowing. The Joe-verse was KIND OF unrealistic, what with all the clones and ninja mysticism stuff, but it was almost semi-grounded. Then the ALIEN TRANSFORMING ROBOTS come in.
* Things form up with the Ninja Force, except it's really just a bunch of nobodies being led by the elite characters.
* The fate of The White Clown and his Magda is horribly-depressing, and done so casually that it felt like a slap in the face given how important their backstory was in another arc. Though it DOES make Cobra Commander out to be an even MORE horrible dick (and this is a guy who once walked onto a splash page literally kicking a dog in the ass).