Without missing a beat, writers Scott and Daley begin where they left off from Issue #3. There is a nice balance of men and women with brains and courage throughout the issue, especially in the female characters of Lizel and Terna. Each page exudes energy and makes you feel like Sander is going to be caught at any moment; however, the one thing that really baffles me is that none of these Guards have ever seen each other without their helmets on. How is that even possible? And, the interrogation of Sander by Blem feels like a repeat beat, since he already did that in the previous issue. The only new thing we learned in that sequence is that Blem has a torture chair that can turn your bones into dust. It also was very convenient that General Canden, Sander’s superior officer, walked in just at the right moment and got him out; however, it could be that Canden is a rebellion sympathizer and he knows full well who Sander is. Or Canden is working with Blem and the whole thing is a set up to let Sander lead them to Brother Pont. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Overall, I really enjoyed the story, and the artwork is terrific as usual.