Velvet, Issue #13 begins with the confrontation between Velvet Templeton and Damian Lake. I'm afraid I can't go into any more details without giving away spoilers. Velvet is a spy thriller about Velvet Templeton, a former British field agent who sits behind the desk for two decades. It takes place in the 1970s, so there are plenty of muscle cars and plenty of gadgets. And sex.
In fact, a lot of the technology is superior to what we have today, but that's part of the charm of Velvet. During the Cold War, billions of dollars were spent on creating new technologies, some of which famously worked - like stealth aircraft - and some of which famously didn't - like flying saucers. I believe that every piece of fiction takes place in its own "universe," and apart from certain technological advancements, the universe Velvet takes place in is very like our own. The twist at the end of this comic, which I shall not go into, only confirms this.
Part of the reason why I write this blog is so I can detail exactly what I like about the books and comic books I read. This comic is great because of the facial expressions. In particular, I like how Damian Lake's facial expressions change as you learn of his allegiances, and I like how Velvet Templeton's face changes (or doesn't) when she reacts to this. I love how Velvet is stoic while Rachel keeps screaming even after she's saved. The colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser only emphasize the various faces. For instance, Velvet's face pales just a little bit after she's shot while apparently wearing a bullet-proof vest. Chris Eliopoulos uses several different letterings for this title. He uses a semi-italicized lettering for when Velvet is thinking/narrating, a typed font for when Max is thinking/narrating, and a very clear lettering for the dialogue.