Dan Watters, writer
Brad Simpson, colorist
Aditya Bidikar, letterer
The issue begins in an arid desert, a beaten-up wood-paneled house in the foreground, and a city skyline in the background. A woman, Izzy, is awoken by a Vulture-looking anamorphic creature who’s sitting on a chair in her living room. The story quickly picks up the pace as the two are attacked by three strangers and then take off together to fulfill a quest: To expunge Izzy’s presence from the planet. The premise of the story is interesting and hits the reader square in the eyes. Aren’t there experiences or moments that would make us want to disappear? The journey that follows this metaphysical episode gets interesting.
Izzy’s first stop is to The Oracle, Cassandra. However, prior to this encounter we meet the owner of a greasy establishment named The Teardrop. The story remains vague as far as Izzy’s connection to The Teardrop. However, the owner of The Teardrop demonstrates that Izzy has value to his team when he tries to stop the legendary bounty hunter Eatheater from continuing its pursuit of Izzy but fails.
Another interesting thread begins when Izzy has a conversation with a man, she calls her manager. He promises to contact The Company and reverse the set of recent events that has Izzy attempting to erase her life. The man is standing in a room that looks to be filled with computers or some form of tech. It will be interesting to see if this is evidence that some form of AI is in control of this planet or if The Company is representative of an evil economic system.
The most interesting part of this story for me is Izzy’s liaise fair emotional presence mixed with her resourcefulness, and access to lethal weapons. The contrast feels like a contradiction, but it works. I am interested to see how Izzy became involved with a manager and The Company. Who is the company and to what extent do they run things? Not to mention, The Eartheater bounty hunter who seems to be impervious to frontal attacks. I highly recommend this story to people who are interested in science-fiction post-apocalyptic stories. Overall = 8/10