This new issue begins moments after the last. Where does one’s mind wander in such a case? After having escaped the now destroyed Dept.H, and the adrenaline of surviving having worn off, Mia’s mind wanders back to who may have killed her father and why. Kindt reveals some new information in this issue through the eyes of another character that we’ve only gotten to know a little bit. It makes this issue pop with vitality in a really cool way. It's very different from a lot of the other issues, as it takes on an almost action, espionage vibe. At the same time, Kindt ratchets up the tension of our grounded crew and gives us a new goal over the next several issues.
Kindt is really good at doing this: finding new ways to keep us invested in the journey, finding new obstacles that still promise the smallest chances of hope on the other side.
Another thing I noticed in this issue are all of the elements that look like spiders that have several legs. It feels like a visual theme, maybe a subtle way to elude to the fact that Mia is stuck in a web, a conspiracy. Now, it’s all about finding out who the spider(s) are.
Issue #19 is another amazing issue in an incredible series.