I was a little dubious when Flo dropped this page, because it seemed to be teasing that our heroes would now just…become gods like HR. Their “leveling up” is, I think, just believable because of their connection to the Sepia Five. But fights between omnipotent beings are often a lot more boring than you’d expect. Since the powers at work are supposedly beyond the readers’ understanding, the conflict often boils down to abstract-art backgrounds and figures making big, stagey gestures while making faces that look like they’re trying to poop.

Thankfully, Flo kept the proceedings less cliched than that, more personal to the characters into whom we’d invested so much of ourselves.

FB: Would you warp the very nature of reality for a Klondike bar?