A flashback issue. Vampires in the Old West. Only, not much of them because–besides an initial battle scene, with the characters narrating from the present–Cates writes the rest of it as summary. It’s all right–great characterization for the narration–but it doesn’t give Estherren much to do. Western adventure it isn’t. Turns out Cates isn’t ready to give away any secrets–something the characters talk about way too much–and it’s all setup for revelations next issue. It’s solidly produced, but mostly show, no substance.