>>84022410>In tone and story, it's "What the fuck, bro?"
No, not really. I think the juxtaposition works pretty well.
It's a perfect usage of dramatic irony and the art reflects each scene perfectly. You have the gritty, horrific image of Flamebird being gutted out, which looks extremely visceral and painful, letting us empathize with her, meanwhile with Kate, she's sharing a deeply intimate moment with a woman she's been romantically interested in for awhile by that point, and this is after a moment of severe vulnerability.
And I just realized that top panel is in the shape of Flamebird's logo. Nice.