Prologue: Page 26Kids, don’t touch the art. Even the glass case protecting something! In most cases, it’s not going to glow bright yellow, but you never know. There’s a library near me with a bunch of very rare antique manuscripts, but you can’t even see them any more because they were so destroyed by people touching them and messing them up. Our fingers have lots of oils in them that can hurt art and archaeological specimens!
Okay, I realize that’s pretty basic advice and most people…follow rules and don’t touch things in museums. Louis also seems like he follows rules. I wonder why he…didn’t, in this case.
Beyond the glowing, does the disc look different to you? Perhaps a little bit…empty of engravings?
(That’s right, I’m not going to explain his motivation for doing things, it’s a comic and you can decide what you think).
Cue the music while the train pulls out of the station and heroine has her hand pressed to the window while the hapless, non-hero trots along the platform (and a few dozen other tropes based on glass separation).
I never really thought about glass tropes before but that's definitely a good point...