There's a moment in this volume of Eden when a character is killed. After flipping desperately through the book to see if they could've possibly made it out okay, I had to put down the book and choke back tears. I hardly realized it as it happened, but more than perhaps any character--anywhere, really--I'd grown attached.
Despite what the lines that make up the gorgeous art of Eden might suggest, nothing is black and white in the world Elijah Ballard lives in. There aren't many heroes, and very few people - hero or not - last long. Even with this seemingly blatant disregard for human life, death is not something taken lightly, either. Fortunately, for every time we have to say goodbye, there are a few new faces around the corner.