what the entire series has been building to, from the very first shot of the very first issue.
Kelley and I very deliberately went with an unconventional story structure, something more akin to Psycho or Full Metal Jacket than the typical three-act structure (of which we're both extremely fond). That threw a lot of readers off, and understandably so—that was our intention from the beginning, and while it seemed to confuse and even anger some readers, hopefully it pays off with this issue.
(It does, if we do say so ourselves.)
((I mean, just look at these pages!))