Issue by Issue – V #8

Wrtier – Bob Rozakis
Artist – Carmine Infantino
Inker – Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Michelle Wolfman
Letters – Carrie Spiegle

The eighth issue of this series is a self-contained story that finds Ham, Chris and Robin off to a Resistance printing plant that helps to spread the word about what it is the Visitors are really doing while simultaneously keeping their movement alive. Coming aboard for at least this issue is Bob Rozakis who lends his pen to the tale while the rest of the creative team remains the same, keeping it otherwise consistent and Rozakis does a good job of making it so. The Visitors are looking to put the plant out of commission and the book begins with the snakes trying to cut off the paper supply. Luckily Ham and company were not too far behind the truck making the delivery and they put a stop to it. Arriving at their destination they discover the antidote to the Red Dust which protects the Visitors from the poison and as such, Ham believes that there are Visitors in the plant among them. Those who work there scoff at the fact but as time wears on, those aliens who have gone undercover are now becoming desperate and need those pills in order to live. It is all thanks to Ham and the plan he has enacted that the snakes are now coming to the forefront and it is just as predicted. Carmine Infantino does a great job once again, aided by Tony DeZuniga when it comes to making the action viable upon the page. There is a fair amount of it too as the humans look to protect not only the plant but their entire planet for it is an important domino should it end up falling, sure to take more with it. That being said, Robin finds it all uncomfortable and more than disquieting as she cannot understand why she is continually surrounded by Visitors no matter what she does or where she goes. While tired of it, part of her knows that what they do is important and that one day it will be over, one way or another. The book ends on a hopeful note, the Visitors having been flushed from the printing plant, the bomb that was planted there disposed of and Ham and his friends living to fight another day, waiting for the time when those days might be over.

3.5 out of 5

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