Issue by Issue – V #13

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

Recent events have seen Mike and Julie try and go undercover as they hold Prince Bron as their hostage, though he has been quite cooperative so far. At the moment they are being followed by a number of Visitor ships who want the prince back and while they are ordered to do what they can, they are essentially neutered as lethal force is out of the question. Back on the mothership, Diana and Lydia continue to be at odds with only Philip standing between them and while they converse, Willie has successfully escaped his confinement, with a little help and looks to warn the Resistance of what is coming. What that threat happens to be comes from Diana and it is a plot to kill Prince Bron so that it will finally give her the power to wipe out humanity. As this goes on, writer Cary Bates does not make it easy for anybody as Mike and Julie find themselves under attack once again, Bron is made a target unbeknownst to him and Willie becomes the star of the show. Now sans a human face, Willie lands on Earth after being helped with his escape and is trying to track down the imposter Willie. He does just that as nearly all of the players in this game converge at a prisoner exchange, one that will see all Resistance members freed in return for Bron. Things go according to plan or so it would seem until the truth is revealed and that is when the real Willie makes his move and when all is said and done, it leaves things on a wee bit of a cliff-hanger, enough so that it definitely makes the reader wonder what will happen in the next issue. With this issue, Bates continues to move the story forward while keeping things quite interesting though it would be nice to see a brawl or some such between Lydian and Diana, something that has been brewing since the very earliest issues of the series. Carmine Infantino who joins Bates yet again on this issue also continues to provide some great pencils that make it look quite exceptional and together, the two make for a great team on a book that continues to be just the same.

3.5 out of 5

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