By: Bill Willingham (story), Mark Buckingham (pencils), Steve Leialoha (inks), Lee Loughridge (colors)
The Story: The therapist who works with these kids stands to make a fortune.
The Review: I mentioned a bit about my summer internship in my review of DC Universe #11, and as it happens, that experience has some relevance here as well. Another thing I’ve learned is there is no age floor for when someone begins to internalize the pain around them. Kids pick up all the worst things in their life long before they even learn to express it in words, and the damage is frequently irreparable; it never totally goes away, even if they manage to recover.
And the stuff Therese and Darien have to go through is quite a bit more serious than the usual set of childhood trauma. If they ever manage to get back to their home and family, they will never forget this harrowing experience in Madland. How can you expect them to when they’ve had their innocence crushed by choices that would defeat most grown-ups?
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