What would have you done differently, with the newer issues? Go!
Everything about that stupid undersea arc.
The only thing that I really liked is that the undersea kingdom had a poor grasp of the land kingdom's people and battles. Everything else about it seemed to be just filler. The new fish people were uninteresting...they didn't solve the problem they had to be saved by a dues ex machina aka Chaos and Tikal...and for a underwater mission, they pretty much brushed off the fact that Sonic isn't the best choice for this job. It's sad that the secondary story in the issues were the ones holding my attention.
Haven't really thought how to fix it yet though...
Good points. Perhaps we can start with the Sonic-underwater issue. Perhaps you could nix him out, or perhaps you could make necessary that he has to go
Sonic should be there since he wasn't in the second part. But he should be more resistant about it.