Comic Review: Low Road West #2 (BOOM! Studios)

BOOM! Comics’ Low Road West returns with issue 2. Written By Phillip Kennedy Johnson, with illustration by Flaviano, and colours by Miquel Muerto, this one is a fascinating read. It’s […]

BOOM! Comics’ Low Road West returns with issue 2. Written By Phillip Kennedy Johnson, with illustration by Flaviano, and colours by Miquel Muerto, this one is a fascinating read.

It’s the future, the big bad future. Kids who have been bused west are in trouble. They’ve been abandoned in no man’s land. Big bad trouble. Human predators are looking for them in a small ‘abandoned’ town. There is also another nasty presence in town: supposedly with the government. But there’s also plenty of thrills and chills from other aspects of this story of abandoned kids!

I like Low Road West. It reminds me of a Stephen King novel, but not written by Stephen King. What I mean is that it has some of the trademark ideas of a King novel, and could almost be described as a mix of Stand By Me, and Desperation. But it stops short of that, or goes further, actually, and takes some great twists sideways. Any which way but loose.

The mood here is claustrophobic and intense. The art is wonderful. It’s just detailed enough to get the point across, and nicely colored by Muerto.
His color palette here ranges from reds to blues, and everywhere in-between.

Definitely a worth a look!

BOOM Comics, Low Road West #2 of 5, $3.99

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!