Maybe I’m making a mistake in reading this book and Swamp Thing back to back? They are both very good, but the history lesson we got in this issue about ‘The Rot’ was very similar to the one we got in this week’s Swamp Thing. I know they are very connected, and that connection was at it’s most explicit this issue with Alec Holland getting a name-check, but I do feel like they’re repeating themselves a bit. But enough of that, I’m sure there are some people who are only reading one of them, and they need that exposition. This was another strong issue, Travel Foreman’s art was brilliant once again, his style is just so weird, and as I’ve said before, nobody in comics draws a better amorphous blob of tissue. I like the introduction of Socks/Ignatius as an advisor for Maxine, every book could use a talking cat. Well, except maybe Scalped. Oh yeah, and was anyone else surprised when Maxine said she was 4? She looks way older than that! Some kind of reverse Franklin Richards-disease?