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Aaron Cometbus' #55 issue is a "story about pen-pals" but, like any well-rounded work, it's a lot more than that. It's a story concerned with expectations and growing up; it's about fear of failure (and the future) and the (oft-times surprising) architecture of the things we withhold. It's also about a friendship -- two young people (Aaron and Yula), very much the same in some ways but as different as can be; one reaching out for community and seeking acceptance, the other courting (what at first glance seems to be) a private world.