Slaying her way to the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore, Kate Strand’s time in LA has been helping her past. Each high profile hunt has boosted Kate’s career and further away from the person she used to be. Just when Kate thought she could take on the world, she stumbles into an old acquaintance that upsets her confidences. Kate has taken on dangerous monsters with ease, but this situation can’t be solved with a good sharp sword. Will Kate give up her dream or will she overcome her fears?
Although Kate is wild and bold as she fights monsters as Calamity Kate, the real Kate has scared to face her personal demons. Magdalene Visaggio shows a more sensitive side to Kate in this issue. While Kate is brave enough to take on giant creatures, she still has a vulnerable side and struggles to get over an ex. Corin Howell and Valentina Pinto bloody visuals aid in expressing Kate’s frustrations. The sequences of Kate getting covered in blood and remembering painful marriage moments strikes an emotional chord with anyone that’s ever had a couple’s argument. This issue is raw and intense and perfectly captures what makes Kate the complicated characters she is.