It’s hard to tell where Brubaker’s going with the series at this point… besides the inevitable moped race.
He’s revealed some more about the big terrible event, but not exactly. He’s hinted there’s more to the story. At the same time, he’s finally established the girl enough I can remember her name–Anna (though I swear it was something else)–and he’s introduced yet another mystery from the past.
The mystery from the past moment is actually the best thing in this issue, just because Pleece and Campbell illustrate it like a teen comic “gee whiz” moment. That moment gives the issue some character, while the rest of it (Beezer and Anna going through a futuristic hospital) is sterile and boring.
Brubaker’s problem seems to be with maintaining his interest in his protagonist. The moped race preparation scenes are a lot more animated than anything else in his writing here.