Somewhat disappointing first issue.
Not much here, it's a setup issue. The first 12 pages show a woman piloting an experimental jetpack suit. For reasons that are unclear the military decides to murder the woman, they fire a missle at her during the flight. This is happening in a desert park (why the military is conducting tests in a National Park is also a mystery) and below the explosion is a woman taking photo's of plants.
The suit was made of a mercury-like metal, and photographer girl gets some of the metal on her.
In the other 9 pages we are introduced to a Park Ranger who tries to bluff his way past soldiers onto the crash site. It's assumed this Ranger will become the love interest for photographer girl. We also get a better look at the villian, a scientist behind the murder of the pilot.
Photographer girl goes home, covered in metal pelets. She finds a ling strip of the suit in her truck, carries it inside, and plays her answering machine. This is when we learn she is in the process of a divorce. While messages play the mystery metal grafts inself to her skin. End of issue.
This issue did nothing for me. For one thing I don't like the idea of our army murdering a test pilot. There were dozens of personnel there and I don't think something like that is possible. A large group of military personel participating in the calculated murder of a fellow pilot? It's not even explained why. I guess it was because she 'knew too much, she was a loose cannon, ect.'
My guess for how the story unfolds is that the military finds out about photographer girl and wants to capture / kill her. She runs for her life and Park Ranger boy finds her and tries to rescue her. Photographer girl ends up being another emotionally damaged Terry Moore girl, one going thru a divorce, so much time will be spent on Ranger Boy trying to get her to open up and love again.
Oh well. At least the art was great, and the metal foil cover is really cool.