The Me You Love in the Dark #2

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Jorge Corona Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 8, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 18
9.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Artist Ro, hiding out in an old house, hoping for artistic lightning to strike, begins to feel even more strongly connected with the shadowy presence she's been communicating with.
Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. Fans of STEPHEN KING and NEIL GAIMAN will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Sep 8, 2021

    There's a pulse of something dark right below the surface, but the issue is just so brilliantly done that the reader, like Ro, will be easy drawn in. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 8, 2021

    The title of this book lends itself to an idea that Ro may only love the “ghost” in the dark, though with his need for the room to be dark for him to move and interact in the real world maybe the title reflects Ro's place in his world. With three issues to go, we are in for an interesting read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 1, 1970

    So, wrapping it all up, The Me You Love in the Dark #2 does a magnificent job of delivering Ro's encounter with her unexpected guest. It gives the encounter a lot of nuance, emotion and left me wondering where this meeting would leada flawless performance all-around. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 8, 2021

    Theres a kind of fearlessness with the pacing of the series. Young and Corona are taking this one very, very slowly, which is a huge improvement over the lurching nature of the type of work that theyd done in Middlewest. Theres no huge ensemble and massive, sprawling world here. Theres one ghost and one house. And thats all they really need to develop whats becoming a really entertaining supernatural romance. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Sep 9, 2021

    Ro quickly moves from terror to acceptance of the ghostly being in her house. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    GWW - B Ferg Sep 7, 2021

    More pages of this issue are occupied with art than words. This allows the light to shine on the creative talents of Jorge Corona and Jean-Francois Beaulieu. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 8, 2021

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 7, 2021

    The Me You Love in the Dark#2 is like a narrative taking a deep breath in and letting it out. The first issue did the heavy lifting of setting up the main character and the second issue delivers satisfying developments and solidifies the dynamic that makes up the identity of the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Sep 10, 2021

    'The Me You Love in the Dark' #2 improves on the first issue with a symphony of shadow and light, pacing and tension, the sparking of an unusual relationship that is hard to resist. Readers will fall under its spell as 'The Me You Love in the Dark' sets the stage for what could be a new modern gothic but time will tell if it's romantic or something more dubious.   Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Sep 13, 2021

    In a book with only two characters, every panel and word needs to counts as the reader is fully reliant on them to engage in the story. This poignant but somehow sad tale is setting itself up as a slow burner that reviewers and readers are delighted with Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Sep 12, 2021

    Perhaps this is another case for the Fiona Apple invocation, "slow like honey, heavy with mood," as the steadfast will inherit the conclusion. As of now, there's not enough of a portion size on this plate for this issue to be a meal. Read Full Review

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