By Philip Schweier
May 22, 2019 - 7:52
But instead of Miguel using the H dial, this time it’s his partner, Summer. Her secret origin is presented here – both hers as Summer and hers as Lo Lo Kick You. Lo Lo is a mix between Courtney Love, Harley Quinn and that surly girl what sat next to me in freshman English. Didn’t like her then, don’t like her now. As always, it’s the secret identity – the “normal” person behind the mask – that’s more interesting.
With Summer is her Lo Lo persona, the story is a bit hard for me to digest. In electronic format, I struggled to read the sideways text before the iPad rotated the image. I recommend buying the actual comic if you’re that committed to the series. Sure, I could lock the screen orientation, but for a page or two out of so many other comics, I really shouldn’t have to.
A high point of this issue was discovering how addicting the H dial is. Users become dependent on it, much like other sources of a high, and that’s reflected in Summer’s backstory with her mother. I hope to see this aspect of the H dial play out in other forms with other people.