The Me You Love in the Dark #2
Written by Skottie Young
Art by Jorge Corona
Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letters by Nate Piekos
The Rundown: Rowena meets her housemate and her fear is replaced with something else.
Rowena’s time in the new house brings her face to shadowy voice with her new “roommate”, a spirit that seems concerned about and wants to know more about her. While not revealing anything about himself, the entity seems to find a connection with Ro and the artist finds herself talking with the spirit despite her initial fears. Her fear leads to have a restless night, but the next day things are different.
When Ro wakes up the next day, she is still nervous but finds herself opening up to the mysterious voice more and by extension forming a connection. A connection that will help her when she finally decides to try something new with her art. Art that will connect her to the mysterious entity that she now shares a home with.
The Story: Skottie Young continues to create an interesting narrative in this issue. The story takes some unexpected and interesting twists and turns and its story moves past many of the standard ghost story tropes. The relationship between the two characters is what makes the story compelling and there is enough quiet suspense to keep the reader engaged. I especially enjoyed the last few pages as they tease something simmering beneath the surface.
The Art: Jorge Corona delivers some beautiful and impressive imagery throughout the story. There are some great visuals throughout and the use of shadow is brilliantly done.