Christopher Cantwell, writer
Martin Morazzo, art
Miroslov Mrva, colors
Clem Robins, letters
In the previous issue, 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. In this issue, Luna continues to see visions mixed with traumatic memories as she pursues Mayura and avoids another psychiatric hospitalization. Meanwhile, Loudermilk returns with his government agent to break Bill out of prison. He needs Bill to give over information, which will allow the accelerator to work.
I really enjoyed the art in this issue, which is raw, stripped-down, but descriptive in its depiction of emotions and facial expressions. The aesthetic of zombie-looking creatures and PTSD flashbacks of dismembered people is eye-grabbing and sticks with the reader. The confusion created by the cryptic nature of the art panels is intentional and leaves the reader wondering: What’s real and what’s a memory?
Furthermore, the story advances as the circle constricts around Bill and potentially Luna. When Bill is kidnapped from prison,the reader feels the portending doom and wonders how he can keep the secret behind the accelerator away from harmful hands. Meanwhile Luna is in a mental health crisis and must fight through flashbacks and visions to figure out why the vision of her grandmother appears for her.The implication is that Mayura is a key to unlocking important information directly connected to the mystery surrounding the woman who flew. At times the characters appears disconnected and numerous threads operating independent to each other. However, if the last story arc is any indication, the writer will pull things together with dramatic revelations with a huge payoff. I cannot wait to read the next issues as my interest grows stronger the more this story expands. Overall = 9.5/10