I have avoided these books, The Death of the New Gods for months.
I am a fan of the New Gods.
I like Jim Starlin's work and I think he wants to do right by these characters.
I just finished reading the books moments ago. It's safe to say I have mixed emotions about them.
Scott Free's final moments were heartbreaking, but I'm not buying. Scott Free's overriding theme is not rationalism versus dark passion, it's individual freedom versus group oppression.
I don't like Darkseid surviving... at all. The confrontation with Orion at the end was the right thing and to have it not be the resolution is weak.
Bottom line, growing dissatisfaction.