Written by Skottie Young
Art by Jorge Corona
Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letters by Nate Piekos
Jeb has got a huge problem and he needs to send his raven friend on a mission to track down his sister because Abel’s father is getting closer and he’s leaving a path of destruction in his wake.
The raven catches up to Maggie and tells her what’s going on. The advanced warning gives Maggie enough time to evacuate their traveling show and get it on the road. With distance between themselves and Abel’s father, Maggie can see how comfortable the boy has become with them. He’s become part of the family and his hard work is making him an asset to the group.
When Maggie informs him that his debt is paid, she gives him the choice to stay with them. A choice he eagerly agrees to. Maggie decides to take this moment to finally see if she can unlock and help him deal with the raging torrent of emotions that are trying to consume him. It means diving deep into his memories, specifically the ones about his mother and father. The deeper they dive, the more he sees his father smiling and looking down on him with love.
When the pair go deeper, a manifestation of Abel’s father steps in to stop them and when Maggie emerges from Abel’s mind, she sees that the storm inside him might be too big to stop and it could destroy everything and everyone the young boy has begun to trust.
Skottie Young keeps the intensity going in this issue and the deep dive into Abel’s psyche gives the character and the reader a more complex view of the boy’s father beyond being the villain of the story. The story continues to be compelling and the characters continue to be interesting. It will be interesting to see where this story goes next.
Jorge Corona’s art is exceptional. Everything from the character designs to the action works visually.