Title: Middlewest #2
Writer: Skottie Young
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover: Mike Huddleston
Publication Date: December 19, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: Stowaways! As Abel and Fox tumble out of Farmington they must quickly land on their feet. The protections of home are gone and they find themselves in a hungry, wild new world.
Abel and Fox are out of the frying pan and into the fire in Middlewest #2. After hoping on the train, the pair are faced with with their first crisis while in their journey. Luckily, Jeb, the mysterious, wizard-like old man, comes to their rescue, dispatching the dangerous Caw in a few swift moves.
Skottie Young continues to explore the strange and exciting world of Middlewest in issue #2. There’s obvious danger in this world between the coasts; however, there is also wonder and excitement. Middlewest #2 begins to shape Abel’s quest, bread-crumbing clues for readers to ponder as the story moves forward. Young’s script continues to draw on familiar elements, like the wizard, but he shapes these images in a new and exciting ways.
While Skottie Young’s story is engaging and intriguing, Jorge Corona’s art steals the show this issue. Corona’s depiction of the new characters and scenery are simply amazing. The attention to detail in each panel, adds to nuance to the story beyond Young’s script.
The Bottom Line:
Middlewest #2 is another spectacular issue. Skottie Young’s script is developing into an epic quest. While Jorge Corona’s art continues to create the stunning world of Middlewest, crafting unique setting and cast of characters.