The latest installment of Antony Johnston’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi western collects four one-shot issues that shed light on some of the characters’ backstories, each illustrated by a different artist. The final double-length tale features regular series artist Christopher Mitten, whose vision of the Wasteland is presented in color for the first time.

For devotees of the epic series, it will provide nice little tidbits of character information, but it’s not an essential volume. A representative entry, “Apocalyptic City” has characters telling different variations on the myth of how the city of Newbegin was founded, none of which seem based in truth. While the chapter offers a slice of life in Johnston’s world, it ultimately serves little function in the larger narrative.