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I didn't know if this was really necessary but I figured I would let you know just in case. I will be mentioning some plot points from the issue in my review. If you don't want to know what happens from me, run, don't walk, to the nearest LCS and pick it up for yourself.
The opening splash page lets you know that it is set in 1879 England. It shows a young girl running through the woods. The hem of her dress is torn and her hands look like the claws from Cyberforce's Ripclaw. It is pretty obvious that she is running from something. I assume that it is the lady on the cover as a little girl.
I really like the art, inking, and coloring on this page. The forest has a really foggy look, and the greenish tint sets the mood perfectly. The eyes on the girl are really the focus point of this page. The metallic gray color lets you know that this isn't an ordinary child (if the really big claws didn't give that away
On the next page, the something she is running from catches up to her. It is a squad of military-type people (dressed sort of like the Nazi assassin from the Hellboy movie). They are completely covered in a leather suit and they are wearing goggles that glow. The weapons they use to catch her are like cattle prods. They want her alive. She resists pretty rough so out come the handguns. These aren't your typical 1879 handguns though because in one panel one of them fires off three shots. They wound the girl and she falls off a cliff. When they go to see if she survived, they discover she has fallen onto a train. The leader of the squad shows up and kills the field leader with a sword for failing to capture the girl. They then have a splash page showing the female leader, Commander Winter, dressed in a white outfit with a patch over one eye.
I thought the fight scene was handled pretty well. It was unexpected when Commander Winter killed the field leader for his failure which really helped set up the antagonist as being a hard-arse. The splash page was handled really well. Her white outfit really stood out from the muted background and the lighting was done as if the sun was just rising over the horizon (which it was).