After a dramatic seventh issue, They're Not Like Us returns this month with an interesting set of events. From Image Comics, written by Eric Stephenson, with art by Simon Gane, They're Not Like Us #8 shows us that it's not going to be such a smooth transition for Tabitha and her friends to break away from The Voice. Tabitha's in charge now, but what happens when Heasley shows up at her door? A lot more than a cup of tea, that's for sure.
[*Warning: Spoilers for Issue #8 below!]
Heasley warns Tabitha that she has to work on guarding her thoughts from the likes of him, giving a sense that he can't be trusted, but their issue long conversation has many layers worth exploring.Plus, some of the other characters get into a bit of their own trouble… Don't worry though, I won't spoil much more here. I will however say that They're Not Like Us is getting more complex and I really enjoy the direction it's moving towards. This is definitely a build up issue, which can feel a little anti-climactic. Though that's often necessary with good comics. They can't all be intense page-turners.
Stephenson continues to write an intriguing script, and as we get to know these characters more, our experience as readers is enhanced. I also want to point out how brilliant Simon Gane's artwork is. I know I've praised him before, but the detail that he puts in the facial expressions of these characters is fantastic. If you haven't had a chance to read this comic yet, there's no excuse now. The first six issues are collected into a trade paperback which you can get here. Be sure to pick up They're Not Like Us #8 this week.