Berger Books, an adventurous imprint of Dark Horse, brings issue two of She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot.

It’s Chapter Two, and Luna is back ‘into’ her life, after spending a year in a mental institution.

I’ll be direct about this. If you are a new reader to this miniseries like I am, this title will toss you around. It’s the story of a young woman with mental illness. She is seeing visions, compelled to plot and scheme irrationally, and having conversations with personalities who are not physically present.

It’s a lot to take in and can be unsettling for sensitive readers, or those who have seen real mental illness up close and personal.

The story is not without its merits, of course. Luna is a sympathetic character, simply trying to heal herself, right herself and get on with her life. But the rollercoaster of the story, the purely vivid anecdotes, and manifestations are a lot to handle. Some scenes are graphic and gruesome.

It’s not for me, but this ongoing title written by Christopher Cantwell, illustrated by Martin Morazzo and coloured by Miroslav Mrva is a hard-edged, horror-filled flight into the depths of madness and possible redemption, and may make fascinating reading for those who are ready for the ups and downs!

Dark Horse Berger Books, She Could Fly #2, $3.99 for 25 pages of content. Mature readers, graphic violence

By Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!

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