Containing issues 2 and 3, strangely, readers will be happy to find not two but three themes represented in its chunky stapled frame: the first solely focuses on the old Latvian tradition of "Budēļi" (more on that later) and the second is dubbed "The Childhood Issue", although it also has a supplemental motif of "matches". This anomaly was due to a mix-up between the editors and the contributors, and the matches concept was not intended for publication. Spookily, the match-themed strips all cross over into intended theme, regardless. No harm, no foul.
From that point on, the conclusion of the piece isn't hard to guess, but is none the less pleasing. Fortunately, it ties neatly into the intended theme of the issue by offering a harsh reminder of doomed-to-die first love. Okay, maybe it is a little dark, too.
Despite the thematic confusion, š!'s double header is another engaging and varied selection of international creators. Notable mentions go to It's Doodel Time by Luca Schnardi (Switzerland), a collection of photo montages which (we imagine) represent a childhood love of doodling fantastic creatures; and Human Electronics by Aistè Mo (Lithuania), a black comedy featuring a cybernetic super-smart daughter who is resistant to the improper advances of men (spoiler: she has laser eyes!).