I shouldn't be surprised at how much this book goes for shock value when it started out with children gunning down their parents, but this issue almost upped the ante. I mean, in a way, there aren't many places more extreme to go than killing your parents, but...that's the premise, right? So you pretty much know that's going to happen going in. The fact that it doesn't stop there, but that Lucas continues to prove himself more and more cruel (and more and more ready to turn on his followers when they doubt him) really hammers it in that this book isn't going to pull any punches. And it's all the better for it. The final panel is quite a gut-punch.