Written by Skottie Young
Art by Jorge Corona
Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letters by Nate Piekos
The temptation of a life on the lam will prove difficult for Abel as hunger and loneliness set in.
Abel has made his way to the amusement park, but the elusive “Mystical Magdalena” is nowhere to be found. As prospects of finding the woman become bleak, the necessity of hunger begins to take over.
With no money, Abel is going to find it hard to find something to eat. Fortunately for him, his fox friend has a few ideas and some clever ways to get food.
The pair find it relatively easy to scam the vendors and Abel is able to satisfy his hunger for the time being. Unfortunately, his presence does not go unnoticed by some of the employees, especially Maggie, the mysterious boss and a mechanic named Bob. When Abel and Fox decide to up the ante and go after money rather than food, they find themselves on the run from the carneys and Abel finds it hard to hold onto the power inside him when he gets surrounded.
This issue is a wholly entertaining and engaging story. Skottie Young continues to make Abel and his circumstances compelling for the reader as we want to learn more about what’s affecting him as well as the quest he finds himself on. There is great dialogue throughout the issue and the interactions between Abel and fox are some of my favorite. There is an ease to their banter that makes their connection believable.
Jorge Corona’s art is stylish and beautiful. There are some truly amazing visual moments in this issue with brilliantly detailed art. The chase sequence is beautifully rendered from panel to panel.