This wasn't a bad story, but it lacked something that the first volume did have. First, I thought they might be connected and I guess technically they are, but they don't feel that way. Second, this story is does not flow as well as the first. I had to keep going back to figure out if I'd missed something. There's still one page that I do not understand as it seems totally unconnected to any of the pages close to it. It probably related to another part, but this one seemed to jumped around through time, places, and characters more than was practical (at least for me). I will admit that as I'm fairly new to comics that I'm still learning how to read them (and yes, there is a difference between reading a book and reading a comic book as they have different ways of telling the stories).