Well, there’s a disappointment. It’s like Brubaker forgot all the build-up he’d been doing towards the race and its location. He had a chance for a sublime issue and instead he used it as background for getting Anna back to Beezer’s home sector.
He also continues the villain arc, which seems like an incredible misstep so far. As Brubaker gets further and further away from Deadenders‘s best moments, it seems unlikely he’s going to return to that quality. He’s definitely moving forward, he just doesn’t seem to have anywhere to go.
I can’t remember the last issue where something consequential played out in scene. All the events in this issue and the previous couple could be related in a paragraph of well-written conversation without losing anything.
Showing as opposed to telling only works if there’s something to show.
The writing’s okay, the art’s good, but Deadenders is floundering.