Christopher Cantwell, writer
Martin Morazzo, art
Miroslov Mrva, colors
Clem Robins, letters
Previously in the first arc, Luna became fixated on a woman who could fly. She starts to pursue information to understand how. Several others groups, an American undercover security group, a Chinese criminal organization, a physicist Bill Meigs and his girlfriend Verna, were also interested. The pursuit culminated in a dangerous gunfight leaving numerous people dead. This issue begins, Luna has been in a mental institution suffering from PTSD resulting from the gunfight in the previous story arc. Bill and Verna struggle to keep the plans for the accelerator that makes flight possible from dangerous hands. Luna sees visions of her traumatic past, dreams about times with her parents. She also sees images of her mysterious grandmother in her dreams foreshadowing her future.
This issue continues the narrative set in the first story arc. Several groups vie for possession of the accelerator that makes people fly. However, the most entertaining part of this story is Luna’s battle with PTSD mixed with her very personal memories of her family. At times it’s hard to tell nightmares from visions of the future, which I’m sure the creators did intentionally to help the reader understand the disorienting impact of trauma. Luna is an interesting character. She’s fixated on this girl who could fly, battles a mental health condition, yet still perseveres demonstrating her courage. At this point it’s hard to tell Luna’s involvement in the pursuit of the accelerator. However, by the end of the last story arc, she was in the center of this narrative and I’m sure the writers will find a way to get her back there.
I highly recommend this story for people who love science fiction stories, even more so for people who are interested by authentic, raw, and emotionally rich character development. The mysteries surrounding the science behind human flight, and the espionage involved in obtaining this technology is a big part of the story; however,Luna’s struggle to grasp her place in this world is at the heart of the story. Overall = 9/10