Her memory wiped, Alice is now being trained to replace Joe by the increasingly kooky Tony Tastey. It's Forehead's turn to step out of line...is he Joe-bound? The Niao Jitron is taken out of commission by the Ladykiller and the file they've been smuggling is discovered. This is the tense halfway point in what is being planned as a 10 issue series. Nostroid has not only emerged from Scud's shadow as an epic tale; each issue stands on its own as a refreshingly ass-kicking criminal joyride.