What I thought of They’re Not Like Us #5

Thoughts about #1#2#3 and #4.

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This issue starts with a little bit of backstory about The Voice that reveals he was one of a set of triplets with the same telepathic powers, but thanks to a house fire, he’s the only survivor.

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It’s a tragic story that explains The Voice’s attitude a bit, but not all of it as the stinger is that his parent started the fire to kill their children. It’s a shocking revelation but it does explain an awful lot about The Voice and his philosophy.In fact all of the kids gathered by The Voice have tragic stories, and indeed, the main character of the comic, Syd, was introduced to us as she tried to kill herself. The message is that your parents always fuck you up.

As Syd is discovering the real story of The Voice, he’s at Syd parents house with some of the kids to pass off as policemen bringing Syd back to her parents thanks to Moon’s powers. It’s obvious that this isn’t going to go well for Syd’s parents at all, but this issue is about revealing The Voice’s secrets.

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This issue moves the plot on little, but it’s a huge step forward in understanding what is exactly going on in regards The Voice and just why he’s gathering all these super powered teenagers around him. It’s a good solid issue with some nice flourishes of storytelling and now feels like the series is heading somewhere after a bit of dithering.

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3 thoughts on “What I thought of They’re Not Like Us #5

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