Comic Review: Youth #2 (Comixology)

The second issue of Youth, direct from Comixology, continues where issue 1 left off: This time, we start off with a stark yellow and magenta cover image, youth gathered in […]

The second issue of Youth, direct from Comixology, continues where issue 1 left off: This time, we start off with a stark yellow and magenta cover image, youth gathered in the midst of rubble.

And where’s there’s rubble? There’s trouble!

This time, around, it’s as if comic legend Jack Kirby entered the room: the extraterrestrials, the government black site, the yelling. Oh, man, this book is sooo good!

Writer and editor Curt Pires continues his story of young people in the US in Chapter Two: Celestial Navigations. with Frank and River, both ‘disaffected’ queer males on the run from their small community, joined by their friends and comrades, floating along without society’s knowledge or approval.

Artist Alex Diotto’s ultra-immediate black line drawing style focuses on the essentials. There is no puff, no fluff, no vape art here. Just narrative at the nerve centre, aided and abetted by colour from Dee Cunniffe. Dee’s colours are primitive and primal, not above the story, but hovering IN the story, and only as realistic as necessary to tell it.

Can’t wait for issue 3!
Available as part of comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading.

Comixology Original, Youth #2, $1.99 for 23 pages of content. Assume Teen +

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!