An issue that works far better than it really should, as James Sturm hasn't exactly picked a thrilling subject, but Susan's struggles to live up to the expectations that others have placed upon her makes for a truly engaging read, and her self doubts & inability to be happy makes her a nicely tragic character. The issue also makes wonderful use of the era in which it is set, as most of Susan's problems stem from her inability to balance the tremendous burdens that society place upon it's women, and everyone around her seems quite intent on making her life even more difficult, from Johnny's openly rebellious streak, to the almost malicious behavior of the older women who have decided their friendship with Susan's mother automatically makes them friends with Susan. There's also a very cute little moment where the stigma that is comic books makes an appearance, as one of the wives has her husband revealed as a lowly comic book artist. Read Full Review
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