Written by Skottie Young
Art by Jorge Corona
Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letters by Nate Piekos
The Rundown: Abel emerges from his latest family reunion with more anger, resentment and fear. Things that are going to get him into trouble at his next stop.
After meeting his grandfather and being disappointed in the encounter, an angry and sullen Abel emerges from the Winter Woods and starts walking. Fox tries to get his attention and find out what’s bothering him, but the boy is not in the mood to talk. When they get to their next location, Fox tries to get the truth from his friend and that’s when things go to hell.
Abel confronts Fox about everything that has gone wrong since he started listening to the animal and their encounter concludes in a fight that will separate the pair. As Fox goes his way, Abel runs into trouble in the form of kidnappers who not only take him to a hidden location, but also reunites him with a familiar face.
The Story: Skottie Young continues to weave a tale of complex emotions and drama. Abel is a good kid and an endearing character so it is interesting to see how he navigates a world he doesn’t understand while filled with a rage and power that he can barely control. Young puts the young man in a more perilous predicament in this issue and the drama that will come from it as well as the reunion with a new friend is something I am interested in seeing explored.
The Art: Jorge Corona is the perfect artist for this series. He is able to convey the complex emotions of the characters through the art and make Abel’s rage both beautiful to witness visually as well as his sorrow and fear. Great art throughout.