Writer: Eric Stephenson/ Artist: Simon Gane/ Image Comics
They’re Not Like Us is a series that people need to be reading. With it’s 10th issue being one of its absolute strongest to date, it’s now safe to say that.
Issue number 10 kicks off with the shocking images of many of the series’ main characters’ dead bodies mutilated in a variety of ways. If this were done in another series, it would be dismissed as an empty attempt at providing shock value. But with a series this fresh and different, there’s a legitimate chance that the same characters that have spent the past year growing could be killed off in the blink of an off-screen eye. And it wouldn’t be in bad taste.
The first few pages are only the first set of surprises in an issue full of twists. Tabitha/Syd is a very different person compared to who she was in the first issue, as least in her own mind. And it looks like she’s going to get even more interesting with the introduction of Kenna Gabriel and her group of presumed psychics.
Checking in on The Voice is always a treat. It’s pretty clear that he’s been around the block before, but there are now hints that he’s been around quite a few times. Maisey, the group’s designated matriarch, appears to have a short fuse now that she’s lost her surrogate children. Going as far as to harm one. It also becomes clear that if The Voice really wants to find you, it’s only a matter of time. Which makes his almost overwhelming potential even more impressive.
Also, Misery Kid is a sick and twisted son of a b&#!@. I can’t wait to find out just how sick and twisted he is.