Title: Middlewest #3
Words: Skottie Young
Art: Jorge Corona
Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Published: January 16, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: Abel and Fox learn that there may be someone who can help the boy’s worsening condition. But the road to reach her is long and unpredictable — and not everyone they run into along the way is anxious to let them pass.
Abel and Fox continue on their journey with only a slight bump along the way. Meanwhile, back in Farmington, Dale returns to find the wreckage after the storm. Faced with the destruction he’s caused, Dale sets out to rescue his son.
Middlewest #3 is another impressive piece of storytelling. As Skottie Young moves the story along, he builds on the tense dynamic between father and son. With Dale now on the hunt for his son, Young has added another time element to the series. In the first issue, we saw Dale as a father consumed by his anger. Now, Young reveals a different side to the character, and I’m curious where that development will take the series.
Aside from Young’s flawless script, the tension and pacing of this series is superb. The series, on a whole, reads leisurely with bursts of excitement as Abel makes his away across the Middlewest. Throughout, Young draws readers forward with its conversational tone and increasingly interesting plot.
Jorge Corona’s art continues to impress. His depiction of the bridge troll was playful, but menacing. Corona captures the distance between places in the artwork. As Abel makes his way through Middlewest, the art tells the story as much as the words.
The Bottom Line
Middlewest #3 is another fantastic issue. Skottie Young’s writing and Jorge Corona’s art seamlessly work together to create a superb story.