Middlewest #13

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Jorge Corona Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating


Abel knows hard work and cruel adults, and on the Raider Farms he'll find no shortage of either. Elsewhere, Maggie and Jeb struggle to rally a crew to rescue the kids, and they need to be quick-the weather is starting to turn.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Dec 18, 2019

    This issue cleverly ratchets-up the build-up to the big confrontation, which is likely to come in the series very near future. With the shift from the very literal journey of one hero to direct confrontation, the series takes on a whole new direction on this issue. The cleverly-structured plot of this issue and the sharp rendering of the art team give this issue a suitably ominous tone that gives a powerful impression that everyone involved with the series has an excellent grasp of where the story is heading. This isnt always the case with an ongoing series. Middlewest is given an added push of momentum as it moves into its second year with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 18, 2019

    Jorge Corona takes Young's words and story and brilliantly brings it to life with art that is gorgeously detailed from panel to panel. Corona renders a rich, lush, beautiful world for these characters to inhabit and the landscape has as much depth as the characters themselves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 19, 2019

    So while Middlewest #13 is, narratively, another setup book for the story, it hardly feels like it. With so much deep character development within these pages, this book does an excellent job of keeping the reader's attention right where the creative team wants it to be. They put the reader right there with Abel and Bobby in the fields, or with Jeb and Maggie rallying the troops, to truly experience their story and their feelings. It is what fiction writing is all about and Middlewesthas always had it in spades. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Sarah Bieniek Jan 16, 2020

    This was a fun issue. I really enjoyed the world-building details. The art is still really fun. It's a very good time and I definitely recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Dec 18, 2019

    Writer Skottie Young highlights the horrors of our own reality through the fictional lives of Abel, Bobby, and the rest of the children held against their will on Raider's farm. In them we see children with their own desires, fears, and ways of dealing with a system that effectively strips them of their humanity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Dec 18, 2019

    Middlewest #13 gives a much-needed balm to a turbulent story. Read Full Review

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