Clean Room #13
Writer: Gail Simone
Artists: Walter Geovani, Quinton Winter
After going through a rigorous hygiene routine, Duncan and Killian enter The Clean Room to face an angry Astrid. Turns out she gets super upset when they call her Astrid because they betrayed her. She tells them to get on their knees and tell her about the worst moments of their life, which they say with full disclosure. And of course their punishment is to relive those moments over and over again. Astrid leaves the room as the hateful slurs arise from behind her. She starts to walk away but for some reason changes her mind and demands for the doors to be opened backed up and Killian and Duncan let out. Astrid falls to her knees and asks to be forgiven. What are the signs for bipolar disorder…?Astrid regains her composure and leaves with Acolyte, who is very confused because she’s never seen Astrid apologize. Ironically Astrid tells her to regain her composure, Acolyte succumbs and moves on to the next order of business. In a room four men await, but none are sure why they are there.
Last but not least I guess, a man who has dressed himself as Astrid in a totally creepy way asks to see her because he’s her number 1 fan.
The ConfessionalI’m a little speechless right now which is odd since I spent the whole time reading this book with an array of curse words flowing out my mouth. Not because it was bad because it was a freaking rollercoaster to read! If you like horror, if you like space, if you want some mystery in your life stop what you’re doing and pick this book up. Now I’m just jumping onto the Clean Room bandwagon right now, but they have another fan. One of my biggest pet peeves is being confused about a plot line. The fact that I can jump in at issue thirteen and enjoy it and understand to an extent to what is going on just shows the talent to the writer’s ability to serve a plot line.
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