She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #2 opens with Luna peeling paper off the wall to eat with Joan of Arc. Joan tells Luna that, “St. Michael is HAWT, but I’m super into the Duke of Alençon.” Luna bursts into flames, realizing that Joan was schizophrenic and she may be too before vomiting eyeballs and waking up. If that sounds exactly like your s***, it’s definitely mine, then you’re going to love this issue. The series is built on Luna’s imagination, which artist Martìn Morazzo brings beautifully to life with his art.
Writer Christopher Cantwell brings a lot to the table as well. His writing in She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot lets its characters carry the weight of the first arc, meaning that Luna isn’t the only one suffering after the bloodbath in She Could Fly #4. Her mother, a la Lady Macbeth (or Edgar Allen Poe depending on your preference) scrubs at a clean floor saying, ““OhmygodIamheartilysorryforhavingoffendedthee…” I can’t stress enough how much it matters. Violence leads to trauma, and this series shows exactly what that looks like. The lasting effects add heft to every panel.
Of course, it’s got its lighter moments too. In She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #2, Luna gets a boyfriend in the most Luna way possible.
Every other character is moving along in their story too, which I can’t say more about without spoilers. In this issue we get more of Migs, Mayura, Gamma, and the introduction of more intrigue around the flying MacGuffin.
Cantwell and Morazzo also solve the issue with the character hopping. Other comics with big casts frequently have a guide with pictures of characters faces and name at the beginning along with the recap of previous issues. It’s something that could help She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot readers keep track of the still growing cast.
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She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #2 is available from Dark Horse from May 8th, 2019.
Wicked Rating – 9/10
See Our Previous Coverage of She Could Fly Here: Issue 1 / Issue 2 / Issue 3 / Issue 4
See Our Previous Coverage of She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot Here: Issue 1