21 Down Volume 11
Author: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Publisher: Warner Bros
So the penultimate volume finds Mickey and Preston in my neck of the woods looking for the guy who even the church turned away, and debating who will be brave enough to approach the pit bulls to ask Lahana's dad where his son is. Pit bulls kill an American about every three weeks on average. Fifty percent of the time, it's their owner of a member of the owner's family. But I digress.
The guy who thinks he contained Alex, Mickey's daughter, turns out to be very mistaken. She breaks out and breaks him. She's dressed like Lelu from the Luc Besson movie The Fifth Element, and she wants all the locked-up kids to be set free.
This is also where we learn why Jack Lahana isn't welcome at church. Jack has some way special powers, but his powers beg the question: why is he such a pariah at church?
This volume was a wee bit confusion-infused. There was so much switching back and forth between people and time periods that it was really hard to keep a good grip on what exactly was being told here. But the guy getting eating by a giant monster at the back was cool. Although that may have been an ad for the Magic card game instead of a finale to this story....