Panel 1: Emp’s assumption, here, might be a bit off-base, if one recalls a very specific line from the Caged Demonwolf earlier in the volume.
3: A rare Spooky version of the odd "cape/shoulder mass” distortion
that more often plagues drawings of Major Havoc.
Panel 4: Was about to note that Emp’s reference to her late father ties in to the end of Empowered vol. 2, only to remember that said demise was addressed once again in a vol.5 story, as you might remember.