Who the heck is Blue Girl and isn’t it a bit late to be introducing new characters anyway? This is it, at last, we find out just who Quietus is and what he wants, and, really, it’s not nice. You won’t like it. Also, vampires! Which are vastly over used in popular media, but, hey, vampires! Who doesn’t like vampires, eh? In a world where being a super hero is just another job, what happens when there’s nobody left alive to pay the bill? Quietus — some men just want to watch the world die.

“FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND” picks up from the previous issue, with the Heroes 4 Zeros team attending the funeral of Eric Aloysius Von-Reibbentrop aka The Rocket, who was killed by Elliot Travers. Back at HQ they have a Wake, and Steve introduces Frostica to her new sidekick, Blue Girl, who happens to be Pink Girl’s little sister, and who instantly marvels at the size of Frostica’s breasts (they are huge, but then most of the female characters, including Blue Girl, are drawn to have larger than average breasts…). Steve then tasks the two with investigating The Rocket’s death. Even three supervillains show up at the Wake, to pay their respects to whom they call “a worthy foe”. They also take bring up the fact that The Loner has been beating up villains harder than they deserve lately, including the Juicenator as we see saw in issue #5). And Mental Lady is off to herself, wondering why she didn’t tell The Rocket that she knew he was going to die (yeah, I wondered that too).

As Frotica and Blue Girl get into Frotica’s “Frosti-Car” (a blue Nissan Micra) to find Travers, The Nightress shows up and tells them that Travers used to frequent a certain bar, so they should star there, and then she drives off on her motorcycle. Mental Lady and Sparkler go to a house that was last owned by Travers, where Mental Lady uses her powers to see how Travers got started. His origin is rather unsettling, to say the least, but I wont’ spoil it here. Frostica and Blue Girl go to the club that Nightress told them about, and discover that it’s run by vampires who tell them that Travers wanted to join them, and then proceed to try to kill the two heroes. The Travers shows up and people start dying. A LOT of people start dying. Sparkler shows up, now calling himself the new Rocket, rescues the ladies as Travers goes off on a killing spree throughout the city…TO BE CONTINUED

Okay, so I’m still not quite sure why neither The Loner or Nightress is investigating Travers themselves anymore. But this issue did make Travers seem like a really terrifying villain. How can the heroes stop someone who can kill anyone, including vampires, just by looking at them? That’s one heck of a cliffhanger. This book doesn’t appear to have been released on a regular schedule, this issue was published in July, so I just hope I don’t have to wait too long for the conclusion to this story, because I’m definitely hooked. Chacebook rating: 5 STARS

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