It finishes nicely. Though I would argue it needs another issue to really fill out. Vehlmann comes through here–the writing comes through–and it’s not all a bunch of names (though there is a sequence, a nice sequence, with a bunch of names and I had very little idea who the narration was talking about). Instead, it’s Vehlmann weaving a few stories.
Besides the old man and the Hitler impostor and the woman, there’s another character who gets to have a little bit of emphasis. But instead of really giving him a narrative, Vehlmann uses his pages to show Nazi Germany. The other stories emphasize the characters, this one emphasizes the place.
It makes for a nice mix.
Phillips gets to draw a lot of different stuff here and maybe my desire for more issues is because I’d love to see him have more time with the setting.
Writer, Fabien Vehlmann; artist, Sean Phillips; colorist, Jean-Louis Hubert; letterer, Deron Bennett; editors, David Chauvel and Dafna Pleban; publisher, Boom! Studios.