This issue turned out to be a bit more serious than the first one. Oh, it still had it’s bits of dark humor, but it also had some heavy messages the role of God and the existence of evil. First, it’s discovered that the “evil alien robots” that Sunstar smashed to pieces last issue were actually regular human beings in robot costumes. So now they’re all dead, and Sunstar blames himself. We see that he’s in group therapy, along with some other superheroes, trying to come to terms with what he’s done. He then finds out that someone’s been stalking Shiela at her job, and against her wishes, and Jesus’ advice, Sunstar decides to track down and personally confront the man to warn him off. But once again that doesn’t work out as he planned.
So a bit of a change of pace, but still very enjoyable. It shows that the people who pre-judged this book thinking it would just be mocking Christianity were way off-base. It’s a very fun and thought-provoking story, well-written by Mark Russell, and nicely drawn by Richard Pace. I’m excited to see where it goes from here.
Chacebook rating: FOUR STARS