The little picture sees Robotman Cliff Steele exploding from a microscopic world inside a gyro. It has paramedic Casey Brinke challenged over her whimsical stories by charming partner Sam. There's a mysterious ambulance dispatcher identified only as 'Em'. We see Niles Caulder, the Chief, apparently recording the songs of insects in a forest. There's a man from Oolong Island searching for Danny the Street.
Otherworldly fast food merchants with their own interest in the teleporting transvestite terrace. The debut of tap dancing firecracker Terry None. A disturbing scene inside a throne room.
Todd Klein's character-appropriate lettering also contributes to this issue's success, as does the colour work of Tamra Bonvillain, bouncing as it does between cuddly and unsettling. The main cover, with its 'pull the sticker off the gyro' gimmick is clever but a little dull - I much prefer the Jaime Hernandez variant, a gorgeous team shot.
I wouldn't be surprised if there are a lot of things to be gleaned from this issue's story, things I'm just not wired to spot. Enlighten me, do! Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to the second issue with a massive great grin on my face.