Issue by Issue – V #12

Wrtier – Cary Bates
Artist – Carmine Infantino
Inker – Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Michelle Wolfman
Letters – Carrie Spiegle

After the events of the previous issue, Lydia is pretty proud of herself considering her mission was a success, at least for the most part. The Visitors attacked the compound where the Resistance was holed up, thereby destroying most of it and they also managed to take a couple of Fifth Column members prisoner including Willie whom they consider a real catch. That all being said, Diana informs Lydia of her mistake in making that order, of the fact that Prince Bron was there and of how she could have killed him. Thankfully, as far as they know, the child is still alive and indeed he is, now going undercover with Mike and Julie as the Resistance plans their next moves with the only one currently being to keep their heads down low and make sure that Bron is safe. While there are no real big action moments in the book, Cary Bates and Carmine Infantino keep the pace going at a brisk rate as the book moves between scenes with some of the more interesting ones involving Diana and Lydia. Diana does not care a single lick about Prince Bron even though her safety and future rely upon his being safe and sound, her current priority being the destruction of Lydia and the Resistance. Lydia has been a thorn in her side for far too long and this situation might be the one that finally removes her for good as well as Phillip, the man she reports to. As for Willie, he refuses to give in to the torture that is being perpetrated upon his being, saying nothing no matter how bad it gets and yet, Diana is crafty and gains something else than any possible information that might prove useful. As Bates moves his story towards the end of the book, Bron starts to learn what it means to be human and just what it is that humanity has gone through thanks to his people. Whether this changes anything remains to be seen but it should be interesting to find out, especially considering Diana is looking to move herself to the front of the line when it comes to the pecking order.

3.5 out of 5

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