by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
After taking a couple of months off from Tom Taylor and his sojourn in Hades, we return to check in on the main character of this series. Tom has shown up in Hades, and has met its master, who is none other than Pauly Bruckner, the once man, now rabbit whose adventures we've been following once a year in this title for quite a long time now.
We learn how Pauly came to be in charge of Hades, and we get a sense of how his new servants feel about that. Tom originally went there to find Lizzie Hexam, his girlfriend, and hopefully bring her back to the living, but since he's drank from the waters of the River Lethe, he has no real memory of himself, or the various shades who have started showing up in Hades lately, all of whom know him in some way.
What's interesting about this issue is the fact that amnesiac Tom is not all that concerned about restoring his memory. It's like he knows that with it will come a great deal of emotional baggage that he'd rather just skip out on.
This is a solid issue of a pretty solid series.