Raja and company made their escape from hillbilly Gil only to find an even bigger threat in a ginormous spider determined to knock their helicopter out of the sky. They crash land and have to fight their way to shelter through a fleet of huge mosquitos. Not everyone makes it, some meet their end in grisly fashion. That's the crux of the issue. Rick Remender takes a step back in the narrative department to let the art team shine.
Wayshak and Boyd let their art do the talking as the frenetic action takes place amid a beautiful but monstrous landscape of massive insects and mammoth plantlife. Boyd's colorful palette brightening the desert skyline with purples, reds, and greens. Wayshak's designs are simultaneously accurate and horrifying. It's a monster movie straight out of the '50s as the big bugs attack.
After the first two prevocative issues, 'Devolution' takes a detour into blockbuster popcorn movie territory by unabashedly going big with wall-to-wall action and light on the character development. It's a beautifully rendered sci-fi monster tale by Wayshak and Boyd though. Unfortunately, Remender leaves his protagonist Raja in the background leaving the narrative to the visuals without a clear direction. You still get your money's worth in sizzle but very little steak to fill you up.