A well-executed mystery.
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In volume 2, everything kind of settles into a routine. The kids go to class and do more or less what they're told. We see flashbacks in which a strange man named Abraham intervenes on behalf of most of the kids. Jun has a brother and isn't who he seems. Jade seems to be collaborating with herself from the future. Ike is recruited to kill someone important. An ally on the faculty introduces herself to Casey. Hunter can't read clocks.

Sometimes it's hard to keep the secondary characters straight. They're really dragging out the what-the-hell-is-this-place factor, and I'm once again reminded unfavorably of Lost. But the dialogue and pacing and art continue to be excellent. Here's hoping the next volume has some answers that make sense, I'm all about internal logic.

(But I really wish they'd stop putting pictures of schoolgirls in miniskirts on the covers of the trades, they make me feel like a perv.)