This is the follow-up volume to the excellent Incognito which ended in the perfect place for another episode. Unfortunately without the originality and wonder of the first book this doesn’t have the same sparkle. It is still a well written and interesting tale but not a blockbuster. Again it ends at a convenient place for a sequel.
The art is more solid stuff from Sean Phillips. He does get a bit more creative however with some dynamic layouts and psychedelic moments.
There are plenty of twists but if you took out the ray guns it could be another volume of Criminal. Or possibly a reimagining of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.