The story develops. The characters react to what they’ve experienced. But not much else happens in Evolution #3.
The nun discovers the Church is going to try to silence her, restrict her from trying to help. The doctor realizes the epidemic is worse than he thought. The two young women in California fight about their future, luckily detached from the worst of the horrors.
It’s character work, sure, but it’s character work separate from the characters’ functions in the comic. Are the characters going to be compelling enough to warrant their own issue, with the main plot of Evolution stagnant.
Infurnari’s art helps. It’s super creepy, super unpleasant. He makes even the most mundane panel dangerous.
Maybe if the doctor’s section–involving telephone messages and then a phone call with his estranged wife and lots of expository information from her–maybe if it worked a little smoother, this issue wouldn’t feel so clunky.
It’s not bad. It’s just blah. With good art.