What’s The Furthest Place From Here? #2
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Tyler Boss
Letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
The Rundown: Alabama and her family go off in search of the missing Sid.
A group of young people go to their enemies’ encampment in search of Sid. When they arrive, they question the lone remainder, but find no traces of their friend. On their way home, they encounter a rival family. Later, they return to their home and find something unexpected. Afterwards, a member of Big Business leads them somewhere special. There they encounter an unusual salesman who makes a deal with them and gives them advice. Finally, the young people seek refuge in a new location.
The Story: The second chapter of this series explores the post-apocalyptic landscape highlighted in the tale. I found it interesting how the different camps of children were divided by neighborhoods and lived in various large buildings in which they identified themselves by. The addition of The Market is fascinating, as is the idea that the Strangers approve all living arrangements. I also like how this story is told solely from the perspective of the characters and starts in the middle of the universe with no given backstory. This postmodern writing style is intriguing, to say the least. I already feel invested in this plotline, and I am interesting in finding out what happens next to these characters.
The Art: The artwork in this chapter is stylistically traditional. There is a newsprint feel to the panels that I found visually engaging. And I appreciate how the color work heightens the intensity of the varying scenes.