This is a return to form with the quest continuing and more progress being made. The little touches such as language and society are also reappearing as if Johnston has emerged from a creative doldrum.
It is a quick read with sparse dialogue that impressively disappears altogether at one point. The new artist Russel Roehling also takes us back to the original style with softer blacks and much more nuanced shading.
A good read that starts the home straight to the finish.