Bum, bum, bum. And the plot thickens.
I loved the scene with Dillon, his dad, and his dog Dolly. I love that Dillon has good parents. Strict parents, but good ones. I love the layer this puts into Dillon’s character, because you can completely see where he gets his nobility.
I don’t know how Hong Liu is still alive. That doesn’t seem possible at all. Yeah, Ivy says he’s dying, and he most likely is. However, he should be weak. He shouldn’t be able to stand up. There’s only so much willpower that can sustain the human body.
Why doesn’t it surprise me that Annie comes out to kick ass?
Somehow I feel like these issue are getting shorter. I’m still really loving the storyline and the newest developments, but the book itself feels smaller. Lighter.
Huh, I wonder what’s going on with Ivy and Annie since Ivy seemed happy and comfortable to have a sleeping Annie/Julie touching her breast. I laughed so hard when Julie woke up with her hand on Ivy’s boob.
I love how naive and modest Julie continues to be. She’s mostly covered in the element, but is still obsessed with covering herself. Plays as a nice contrast to the many superhero outfits which seem to be painted on women, instead of even of spandex.
Ivy continues to protect Julie from the horror. Julie could blow up Hong Liu and his hideout, but she doesn’t have that sort of coldness in her. Ivy does though, and she torches him. A bit of a fitting end to him.
I’m really looking forward to what happens when they find the Phi Bomb.
This is perhaps my favorite issue so far. I was feeling a little bit of a waning in my affections for this story, but Echo #23 really put this title back on my radar.
I love Ivy and Julie fighting. Julie calling Ivy a perv was great as Ivy tried to call up Annie by touching Julie’s breast. Their interactions felt so real. Especially since they’re under a ton of stress trying to stop what could be World War III, or at least another big evil in the world. Julie being obsessed with getting new clothes also felt incredibly true to the character. She’s stressed so she’s not focusing on how they’re going to stop the Phi Bomb, but the thing she can control, and that’s getting dressed.
I’m also enjoying how Ivy and Julie are discovering Julie’s powers bit-by-bit. I like the little things like Ivy being healed and looking 10 years younger. And Julie growing muscle and growing taller. I love how Moore takes it from a conversation about how Julie can’t fit into Ivy’s pants, to a revelation that Julie’s getting bigger.
And Cain’s appearance at Henri figures. Soon or later he would come knocking down their doors.