Whatever calm, flat, and introductory approach Ferrier might have had to issue #1 is gone. Issue #2 opens with another soliloquy by Skaargard, a one-page reminder of the plot lines left open in the last issue, and then we jump on the high speed train. He takes three of those plot lines and weaves them together in such a way that I believe I know what is going on, but I have no idea what is going to happen. Every character gets their own bit of development, answering questions, refining previous answers, and uncovering new questions. That last plot arc–it gets blown up into, I’m guessing, the linchpin that will hold this whole story together.
I really can’t say enough good things about this issue, I don’t know who is on the good team or the bad team anymore, but I just discovered the evil team and I can’t wait to see them meet. 5/5, awesome.