Plutona is a well played comic book about a heroine in Metro City. It’s brought to us by Jeff Lemire who works with Emi Lenox, Jordie Bellaire and Steve Wands to create what I find to be a stand out comic in a sea of young adult themed- same old- category.
We left Plutona in the last issue with a grisly discovery as Ray and the gang find their heroine “dead” in the woods. Realising they’ve stumbled across a serious discovery which in the wrong hands could cause serious chaos, they decide to keep quiet.
In issue 3 it is collectively decided that the best thing to do is bury the body before any enemies realise she’s gone but even that doesn’t come easy as the body of Plutona has mysteriously disappeared before they can get to it. This leaves the four friends in disarray as we try to find out what the hell is going on. Is she alive? Does someone know more than they’re letting on?
Plutona continues slowly but surely as we find out what’s going on. This issue might not have pace but it does still give us that sense of wanting to keep going, which is what you want really, to find out what’s going to happen next. Also it’s still interesting to see characters develop and already we’re seeing a shift of loyalties which could backfire for our friends as the series continues.
In a concept that sees our hero die in the first issue it’s easy to lose interest but Plutona manages to keep it going with a story line that works well. I’m sure fans of the series, which has a strong cult following, will not be disappointed.