Comic Review: Middlewest #5 (Image Comics)

It looks like Abel could find some answers at the carnival but he is going to have to work for them I can’t make my mind up about Abels dad […]

It looks like Abel could find some answers at the carnival but he is going to have to work for them

I can’t make my mind up about Abels dad yet, just as I was seeing a good side to him we get a flashback and he’s back to being a complete jerk! Yeah, he’s maybe just hotheaded and touchy about Abels mum leaving but still, he’s banging out of order. To me the wind monster is clearly a code for anger issues with Abel worried he is going to blow up at things like his dad but it is a perfect portrayal of the issue.

Where to begin with the characters of this comic! Abel and his dad are angst personified, Jeb and his sister are wonderfully eccentric and mysterious and the fox is fantastically sarcastic. It is Bobby and Wrench who steal the show in this issue however with Wrench having some lines that made me genuinely laugh out loud. The artwork is as ever brilliant, the colours are bright but bring the circus to life with a level of colourful darkness that suggests more is hidden below the surface. With Abels dad on his trail and catching up fast, I can’t wait to see what happens if he reaches him

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