This issue unfolds like pretty much all the other ones, with Ray taking back nanites from the most recent homicidal maniac to come into possession of them. The difference is that he also winds up taking along said maniac's girlfriend, Magic. In fact, it's Magic that killed the maniac in the first place, and she pleads with Ray to save her since the cops are going to enter the apartment full of drugs and guns at any minute. It's Ray's closing narration that tells us everything that we need to know about the impact of this decision. Ray not only confirms that he was naive to think that he could retain his humanity while taking back the nanites, but he also tells us that he comes to fall in love with Magic and his life crumbles as a result (or, at least, alongside said love). Needless to say, I'm intrigued to see where we go from here.
*** (three of five stars)