By Philip Schweier
Mar 21, 2019 - 14:21
But she’s not happy about it. She’s depressed. So depressed she wants to die. So depressed she’s tried to die, but being an elemental, all of her atoms are self-healing, so she can never die. Bummer. What’s there to live for?
Fortunately, in her emotional tailspin, she is communing with the shade of Madame Atom, who shows her the secret of existence, and how to destroy it. In doing so, it will destroy the universe, and thereby end her own life. With this kind of genocidal manipulation in play, Alpha 13 calls in the Never Man, a fellow agent, to bring Chrysalis into custody.
But there are more thing in heaven and Earth (and beyond) than are dreamed of in this philosophy, that take you on a dreamy hipster nightmare where you can taste music and hear color. The only thing missing is Willy Wonka singing.
The artwork is appropriately funky, and references classic Silver Age styles as well as the funny pages of our youth. One might think it all discordant and chaotic, but it has a purpose and it works.