It’s hard to talk to you about Injection #2 when all I want to talk about is the sandwich Professor Maria Killbride didn’t get. She even ASKED for it AGAIN! Who gets the very unwelcome sandwich? Vivek Headland – A man in a chair with the power to find fellow Cross-Cultural Contamination Unit member Robin Morel who’s in the middle of nowhere still, as he was in the first issue. This is also our first introduction of Headland as he was skipped in the first round of introductions. Not only does he get the sandwich, he has a man servant describing it to him. After the description, I think I have to agree with Headland about it’s validity as food.
Injection #2 continues with a deeper investigation of Simeon Winters. Self-described as a Strategist he works within the Foreign office and Ministry of Defense. In short, he’s calculated muscle. Maria is working to contain what she’s found in addition to the how and why of it. Brigid sets fire to the fire she was supposed to be putting out herself. Robin waxes on about being left alone. Everyone seems to be in a bit of a pickle, even if is about a sandwich.
I feel like the overarching theme of this series is, “Go with it.”. Each page oddly enough makes me feel at home, as if I was with the friends discussing the daily nonsense we spew from our lives to, “Where we’re going, we don’t need Algebra.” However there’s still the nagging in the back of my mind. What’s going on. The CCCU is still active, yet very much on their own. Most seem to feel the need for absolution for their previous mistakes, which have yet to be revealed. Is this mystery? Are are Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire just trying to buy some time?
Injection #2 is embracing it’s strange and uncertain world. Ellis maintains his familiar tone and conversational attitude between his characters like they’re old friends; because they are. Shalvey and Bellaire maintain their style. I always find that consistency is the key to quality.
Injection #2 is out now from Image Comics.