Josie is back at it as her next assignment takes her to a skeevy nightclub, where using her feminine charm, she’s able to get her target alone and take him out.

While it’s already been established that Josie is good at her job (and might just be the best), that’s not to say there aren’t any problems. In a brief meeting with her boss Mr. Stenholm, he questions Josie’s commitment to the job, essentially posing the question ‘Which is more important, your family or your career?’ It’s a sexist statement that still holds bite today, but adds tension to the story.

At home, Josie follows through with Stenholm’s request by asking to cancel on her weekend trip with her husband. Surprisingly, Mr. Schuller is very complacent about it, which worries Josie.

What Jones and Rich have managed to pull off within two issues is provide a lot of context in such a few short pages. While some information is still up in the air—the exact relationship dynamics between Josie and Peck, how she got into the assassination business—what is revealed to us unfolds organically on the page. It’s in the smooth transitions and subtle, but telling, facial expressions of the characters that move the story along with a tell-me-more-please grip.

Additionally, I absolutely love the power poses of the Lady Killer after each successful assassination. Twisted, right?

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