This one entirely follows Kate in her adventures in L.A., but nothing happens like she thinks it will. When she gets there and tries to check in to her hotel, her card is declined, and her car repossessed. And the nice woman who helps her out and takes her to lunch turns out to be Madame Masque, Kate’s relatively recent new nemesis (from Vol. 1), who offers Kate a place to stay. But Kate doesn’t realize it’s her until it’s too late, because well, she usually wears a mask. She manages to escape, thankfully, but then finds herselv basically homeless until she manages to get a gig house/cat-sitting for a couple of elderly lesbians who are going traveling.
Because this is L.A., Kate decides she’s going to be a superhero detective, only: she doesn’t know how, and she is pretty bad at it, and also manages to annoy everyone she comes into contact with. I find her pretty hilarious, honestly.
In the end, she does manage to make several friends and has several epically weird adventures, as if Fraction is consciously trying to do the superhero version of Hollywood before L.A. basically kicks her out again.
Vol. 4 not available at my library, so v. sad.