The Low, Low Woods #2

Writer: Carmen Maria Machado Artist: DaNi, Dan McDaid, Dan McDaid Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
5.1User Rating

El and Octavia's memories have gone missing. Like so many women in Shudder-To-Think, PA, before them, all they have is a void where the truth once was. But as time passes, El finds herself needing to know more about what has happened, while Octavia wants nothing more than to forget the forgetting. Can these two teenage dirtbags reconcile their differences before the horrible things lurking beneath their town emerge and swallow them whole?

  • 10
    AIPT - Arbaz M. Khan Jan 15, 2020

    A strong indictment of how we inherit the violence in our world. With this being the second issue, Machado has cemented herself into the medium fantastically. For a "literary" reader like me, this is an exciting time to be reading a piece in an industry that's sadly heavily male-dominated. Despite it being from the big two publishers, I have to praise DC for allowing Machado to tell such a powerful and socially relevant book like this. Readers in the industry can subconsciously learn a lot from this book, and I'm excited about the discussion that ensues because of it. This is a nice salve for everyone's scars. Hopefully, together we may all see each other this way. Scars and all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 15, 2020

    The Low, Low Woods #2, the second issue of this Hill House thriller deepens the mystery and takes us down into the depths of a town where horror has become a way of life. That's the smartest thing Carmen Maria Machado does in this series " she perfectly captures the mundane, dead-eyed approach the residents of this town have to both the otherworldly and the existential nightmares under their town. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Jan 15, 2020

    While I enjoyed reading this issue while I was reading it, when I hit the end I wasn't sure how I felt about it overall and I still don't. It's almost like there's too much going on without anything going on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jan 16, 2020

    Now a big chunk of this may be because the heart of the story centres around El and Octavias relationship, with the towns oddities playing second fiddle, and theres the possibility that all these themes may connect further down the line, but its just taking me too far out of the story for me to completely enjoy it at this stage. I think that this may well be a series where I wait for the trades to arrive. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jan 15, 2020

    I think I'm more invested now in the town of Shudder-to-Think rather than the relationship between Octavia and El, but the pair have a meaningful enough and compelling dynamic that they work well in this creepy setting. Read Full Review

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