This issue might be the most Love and Rockets influenced issue of Deadenders yet. It might even just be homage.
Brubaker follows a relatively unfamiliar member of the supporting cast–she’s so unfamiliar I thought she was someone else. Brubaker really needs a better recap system for the supporting cast. There are like two dozen characters so far.
He’s very obtuse about the structure, especially how it figures in as a resolution to the previous issue’s finale. It takes place some months later. I think Brubaker contradicts himself on the exact timing.
But the timing doesn’t matter. What matters is the sublime story he tells here, all from the perspective of a basically new character. He follows up on some developing subplots (in some ways, he’s always just reducing Deadenders main plots to someone else’s subplot).
It’s a great comic book. Even if Pleece and Case don’t differentiate characters well.