With my expectations adjusted following the second issue, Dust to Dust is getting leveling off. Or at least it seems to be.
Roberson has three distinct voices this issue–Reed, the empath, who has a second person narration. The android blade runner talks in the first person. He was a lot more interesting as a narrator during the first issue, before the reveal he’s an android. Then there’s Dr. Wu, who appears to be tweeting her narration, with the too long for twitter tweets.
The story is progressing–the renegade androids are collecting dead animals, Wu is researching the phenomenon of the animals dying–but Roberson doesn’t have a hook. While this issue is superior to the last, it’s superior on a lot simpler terms.
Adler does wonderful design work here, which makes up for the sometimes too sketchy faces.
But it’s not the sliced bread the first issue suggested.