Written by Tyler Burton Smith
Art by Vanessa Cardinali
Colors by Simon Robins
Letters by Steve Wands
The Rundown: Stetson confronts the demon she’s been chasing and discovers a dark truth.
The issue opens to a flashback where Stetson’s daughter Lyla is having trouble sleeping. Trouble that prompts her mother to tell her a family secret about the voice she has been hearing in her head. Back in the present. Stetson is confronted by Valkira in the form of Lyla and the Dream Eater and Finch have to find a way to stop it from escaping into the real world.
In the real world, Jiang finds himself alone against a police raid and decides to escape with Finch’s fiancé. A move that will leave Stetson and Finch vulnerable in the dream world while Jiang confronts the police and tries to escape.
The Story: Tyler Burton Smith brings this arc to an interesting conclusion with a story filled with action, tension and humor. There are some great reveals in the story and I loved seeing more of Stetson’s backstory and the revelation of what she is really trying to destroy. I enjoyed how the issue came to a close and how the different character cliffhangers are handled.
The Art: Cardinali delivers some stunning art in this issue. The character designs and action are visually tense and immersive.