At the end of last issue Blurgirl had slashed her wrists in a suicide attempt which at the start of this issue is something everyone in our little group think was something caused by Misery Kid.
It’s a pretty serious opening and one that nobody saw coming which is a problem when one of the characters can see into the future, but didn’t see this which is a mystery that is left teased to be resolved later. It seems these kids with extraordinary powers have blind spots, both in terms of powers and morally though Syd’s actions set her apart from the rest that have given themselves on the whole over to The Voice, who as all this is going on is with Syd’s parent disguised as the police returning Syd to them, but in reality he’s going to do something probably very nasty to them.
What this issue does is move things on massively. The plot with Blurgirl’s attempted suicide, Maisie’s blind spots in reading the future and The Voice’s scheming all start to come together nicely.
As for Syd, she excels herself in this issue as she confronts her parents and her new companions in a scene that’s fantastically written by Eric Stephenson.
I’ll not spoil the issue any further as it’s worth going into it as fresh as possible. This is one of those issues that does change the status quo that’s been set up so far, and it gets things going for the future of this comic as we suddenly don’t have the situation we’ve had laid in our lap up until now. This really is a fantastic issue and I look forward to seeing where it goes from here…