This is the last arc of the series, and Lemire is making it count. Gus and his friends are finally in Alaska, and the truth about what’s going on is finally revealed to them. Gus is a clone of the ancient Eskimo Gods we saw in the Taxidermist arc, and of course, he’s behind the hybrids and the sickness. Dun dun duuun! It’s crazy how well Lemire has managed to bring in this mythological back-story into the book, I was expecting this to be a sci-fi series, but it’s much more than that. Lemire seems to be in an expository mood this week, just like in Animal Man, there are a few pages here which briskly recap a lot of what’s happened so far in the series, and as well as serving an important function, they also looked beautiful as Lemire coloured them himself, which gave them a real dream-like quality. And also like Animal Man, we saw a bit of the future, and it doesn’t look good, Jepperd is looking likely to die. I also loved the scene in this issue with Bobby trying to escape from Bishop and his pack of dogs, his narration was just heart-broken, and I’m just glad he’s not dead. This book looks like having a spectacular ending, and I hope it won’t make me weep too much.