Sorry to bump this, but I finally got around to picking this up after reading this thread awhile back.
I agree with lots of the criticisms. Too much stuff that kind of goes nowhere. It just touches on some interesting stuff then moves on and is forgotten. But in the end I enjoyed reading it.
Can anyone recommend any other elseworld type books? I enjoyed red son, gotham by gaslight, Marvel Ruins, the speeding bullet and I enjoyed Old Man Logan despite it's flaws, so I was hoping I could find some more. Marvel 1985 is probably next on my list.