This series is emotionally manipulative but... God, that's what makes it GOOD. It helps that I went into this with no background on any of the characters, so I am not overly inverted in who "wins" this thing... That being said, I am growing to love them all (except you, Captain Brit clone) and the deaths are getting all the more painful! So yeah... Manipulative, but good. Like The Walking Dead - anyone could die and you will be back for the next issue nonetheless.