Comic Review: Middlewest #1 (Image Comics)

Woah, what a first issue! Within the first few pages, you can tell this is going to be EPIC! I was always going to read this after loving I hate […]

Woah, what a first issue! Within the first few pages, you can tell this is going to be EPIC!

I was always going to read this after loving I hate fairyland but I wasn’t expecting to be blown away (pun intended). This is a hard-hitting story from the get-go it doesn’t hold back. Abel isn’t having the best time of it at all, his dad is a real douche! I’m sure there was a build up of aggression but we join in when it’s at its peak and seems totally disproportionate to Abels actions and damn its emotional.

Luckily for Abel he has his friend the talking fox (why not) and his human friends to take him away from his life, admittedly not always for the better but at least they are there for him how much they will come into play later remains to be seen but likely will play a part in Abels story!

Unsurprisingly the artwork is incredible, it portrays the tension and anger perfectly but also the suburban bliss as well. The town is positively picturesque as Abel cycles through it but there are little touches that don’t seem to fit, everything is connected to little vats of pink fluid that are apparently so normal they aren’t even worth mentioning but have my interest piqued for the rest of this story to unfold!!

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement