Panel 3: And thus ends Mindf**k’s first appearance. Worry not, the character will return soon—or DO worry, I suppose, if you were annoyed by the parenthetical-heavy dialogue pattern of these telepathic word balloons. The “d10”-shaped space station will return as well—and play a key role—in a future volume, in case you’re a big fan of pentagonal trapezohedrons.
Panel 4: I rather like the artistic flourish of the fadeout of Spooky’s hair into the white background, here, rather than keeping the topmost outline of her hair intact. In fact, as of Empowered vol. 10, I often do the same effect on the top of Emp’s head, which arguably makes a bit more sense to convey the brightness of her near-platinum-blonde hair catching the light.
Panel 5: And that’s it for “Orbiting Spookums,” folks. Next time, the “Damsel-in-Distress”—that is, bondage—imagery returns in the story “Of Wishes and Mayflies,” as another key element in this volume’s overarching plotline is introduced. Yay?