Preview Review for the week of 11/21/2018: Middlewest #1

Hey there!  Welcome to the latest installment of Preview Reviews.  This is where we give advanced glimpses at some of the comics that will be coming out this Wednesday.

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This week’s preview comic is Middlewest from Skottie Young and Jorge Corona, published by Image Comics.

Image Comics
Written by Skottie Young
Art by Jorge Corona
Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letters by Nate Piekos
Cover Art by Mike Huddelston



Official Solicitation:

The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made, and in this NEW ONGOING SERIES, an unwitting adventurer searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his name. From author SKOTTIE YOUNG and artist JORGE CORONA comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history.

PCS Review:

This comic has made the pull list. At a time when I am trying to see what can be pruned from the list, along comes this engaging and captivating tale of an abused teen boy struggling against powerful and stern father. Oh well, what can you do? Seriously, this book is beautiful, well written, and emotionally moving.

Skottie Young does a fantastic job with the dialogue and flow of this comic. The grand landscapes and emotion filled facial characterization by Corona are breathtaking. This is a book that just thrills the reader at every turn, and there are certainly some interesting turns.

The overall conflict of this book is barely revealed and definitely not explained, but there is a major conflict that is revealed and the protagonist must use only his wits to escape it. However, it has left the audience with lots of questions and this reader wanting more. We absolutely recommend this new series.