My daughter googled my name last night, and this review of NOD #1 turned up on rpg.net. Sleeper rated issue #1 a "7", which isn't bad since he gave the same rating to the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules, the 1st edition DMG and Vault of the Drow ;).
Anyhow, if you have a hankering to rate the first issue, that would be a good place to do it. Unless you hated it, in which case rating it would be a terrible waste of your time.
Oh - and why the Darwyn Cooke drawing of Red Sonja? Because Darwyn Cooke + Red Sonja is reason enough.