Middlewest #18

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Jorge Corona, Jean-Francois Beaulieu Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
9.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating


The missteps of the past meet an uncertain future as the roving monster that Dale has been confronts the ruinous behemoth that Abel has become.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 23, 2020

    Middlewest as a whole has been a singular literary experience I will never forget. Much of that is due to just how phenomenally Middlewest #18 lands that often elusive perfect ending. It is emotional, profound, and delivers a final moment that is true to both its story, and its characters. Lastly, I would simply like to say, to Young, Corona, Beaulieu, and Piekos, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! All these issues will forever be prizes of my comic book collection. And you all deserve every Eisner Middlewestcan be put up for. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 22, 2020

    Jorge Corona pulls out all the stops visually in this issue. The action and fury of Abel's final struggle with his father is beautifully done from panel to panel and the resolution of the story is filled with heart and emotion. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 25, 2020

    Ending the story without completely shutting the door on a fascinating world of small-town American magic and mystery. Young and company could do so much more in the world of Middlewest that witnesses the simple power of the climactic clash of this final issue. The world of small-town magic has played out here in an amplification of the cycle of familial domestic violence. It's a powerful magical amplification, but there are so many other small-town midwestern American themes that could be explored in a world like this. It's too bad Young and company have chosen to end the story after only 18 issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Jul 27, 2020

    "Middlewest" #18 is a fantastically executed finale to the rollercoaster ride that Abel's journey has been. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jul 22, 2020

    MIDDLEWEST #18 was the conclusion readers have been waiting for since this unprecedented series began. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Jul 22, 2020

    It is not an ending to be missed, and Middlewest opens the door to a new start for Abel, his father, and all the readers who have journeyed alongside him. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nickweiser Jul 26, 2020

    I may go back and rank this higher someday but holy shit I felt that ending. What a closer.

    I will miss this series.

    Skottie and Jorge already had great paths in comics and this story had them outdo themselves.

    I don't know what else to say!

  • 9.0
    Liem Duong Jul 23, 2020

    *** Reviews the Entire Series ***

    Man, I will be sad to see this series go. This is easily the best fantasy series I have read in the past year. This is definitely Skottie Young's best work I have read from him. The basic story is a boy named Abel running away from his father with a talking fox, while dealing with a internal problem where when he loses control of himself, he turns into a tornado monster. Sounds wacky, but man does it feels so real. This book for all the shenanigans it pulls talks to the heart of what it means for a kid to run away from his father. That is the very core of this book, how a broken relationship morphs our young Abel to go out and be his own person. Man, I love this book.

    The art by Jorge more

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Jul 25, 2020

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Jul 5, 2021

  • 8.5
    Silver Rocket Jul 26, 2020

  • 8.5
    jmprados Aug 13, 2020

  • 8.5
    Josecab79 Feb 13, 2021

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