Here we see M heading into the catacombs to tamper with evidence. This one page shows so much of what I love about comics. It mixes “realistic” images with more iconic ones; it uses symbolic imagery (there’s no way that the “X” shadow on M’s face would really happen); it breaks up the linear rhythm of the previous and following pages (M rips through the tape, which breaks the vertical panels); and it includes a kinda-sorta joke (don’t mess with Calimbo!). How egotistical does M have to be to fall into this obvious trap?
Here’s the sequence so you can see the rhythm:
Column, column, column
column; breaking the column (M is finally breaking free!); column
Nope, he’s just going down: column; column; column