It’s another big issue of Presents and a decent one.
Brereton’s The Nocturnals looks real nice and reads well. He introduces a bunch of characters, but the protagonist’s plot is compelling. It’s often very funny.
Schutz has a one page thing (art by Mireault and Bottenberg); it’s okay, if not special.
Hedden and McPhillips have an excellent story with Snipe, about a monster hunter on a talk show. Great art, great script.
Watson’s Skeleton Key is… fine. It’s a page.
On the other hand, Weissman’s Phineas Page is only a page too; it could have been a feature story. Awesome little strip.
Reprinted from Europe, Manoukian and Roucher’s Metalfer starts. Superb art, confusing, kind of dumb story. It might get better.
Strnad and Edwards cover Starship Troopers. Nice art, competent writing for filler.
DeMos and Gillis close with a story a guy obsessed with holes (the shape). It’s quite good.