With this issue, Hornschemeier answers the question, "What do you do for an encore?" After his critical success of the past three issues which have been subsequently collected by Dark Horse as a TPB titled, Mother, Come Home, this issue is a bit of a departure -- but not too much. It is, purposively, a bit on the schizophrenic side. Structured as a flip book (i.e. two separate comics which start at each end and meet in the middle, forcing you to "flip" the book to read the second story, regardless of which you start with), the issue is composed of two distinct comics titled "My Love Is Dead" and "Long Live My Love." These two stories are clearly intended to each comment on the other, with the hope (forlorn?) that the whole will be greater than the some of its parts as a result. Thesis + Antithesis => Synthesis. Yes, it's a bit on the despondent side, but it offers up the ususal high production values that we've come to expect from Hornschemeier, and will certainly be appreciated by most if not all fans of his previous work. WIthout doubt, the work here is some of the most challenging being produced today. 80 pages; full color; square bound; 6 1/2" x 7 1/2"