After a lovely little detour to Victorian Alaska for the last few issues, we’re back to the main story, and Lemire wastes no time in getting right into some shocking plot twists. Jepperd’s suspicions about ‘Walter’ were right on the button, he is not to be trusted, and hell, he’s not even called Walter! That last page was legitimately menacing. But despite some of the twists here, I think my favourite part of this issue was a quiet one, the scene where Jepperd meets the bird-hybrid child was really rather beautiful and poignant. You just know he was thinking about his own child there. It was also great to have Jeff Lemire back on art duties, Matt Kindt was great in the last story, but there’s nothing quite like it when someone is writing and drawing a book, you really get the sense of a pure storytelling intent and vision.