At the very, at the very fucking least, the background of the event adds a bit of that weird setting flavor to the story. Like Max's reminiscence of stunt public access shows. The page easily refluffs as explaining their bizarre faceless and voicelessness without much trouble.
But good god is it probably the worst written page in the comic.>Oh, sorry. um, what's that mean?>No one told me.
It reads almost exactly like the cliche "oh man, what is this very special topic. Please explain it to me and bring the narrative rhythm to a screeching fucking halt." There's no flow to it. No naturalness. And despite Zack's no doubt emphatic protestations, it's really not a major point in the comic. The comic up until now has pretty much done nothing to justify this quick swerve into "let me explain to you dear reader" nonsense. This world is so devoid of identity conflict, it almost seems unbelievable Isaac wouldn't immediately just go "sure." It's like trying to inject transangst into Questionable Content when the world is basically a queer Utopia already.
It doesn't help that this chapter is already trying to juggle too much shit. Honestly, as much as I'm shitting on it, this is by far not the worst sort of example of this. Most of it is taken up with weird Metal setting building, as mentioned before. But the comic has just been on a technical downslide for so long and is so poorly handling its current arcs timewise that it really sticks out.