Ah, Max... so young. So naive. So about to have his world rocked off its hinges.
And yes, that's Nyx's band Roderick has in his hands. He took it out of Max's bag back on page 12. Try to keep an eye on what the characters are doing as well as what they're saying. Remember, the pictures in a comic aren't just there to be pretty. They're there to help tell the story. *smile*