Isabel is settling in with Beto and his father. This panel’s dominated by all the black ink, a silhouette that looks almost like a separate piece of cut paper laid over the main drawing. There’s some peace, maybe some pleasure in the faces of the characters, but there’s still a struggle apparent in the division of space. There’s still something gnawing at Isabel, no matter where she goes or what she does.
That’s a powerful cover, and a key issue of Love & Rockets. There are only two items in the table of contents, and those are Poison River, Chapter 1 and Flies on the Ceiling. Holy Cow! The beginning of the story of Luba and Isabel in Mexico in a single thirty-one page comic book.