Review: Snow Angels Season Two #1
Snow Angels Season Two #1 kicks off the second season of Snow Angels begins here. It starts the final six issues of the series. Milli and Mae have now left the trench for an unknown frozen world. They have no idea what may be ahead of them and must deal with blistering cold and snow on their journey into the unknown.
Written by Jeff Lemire, the issue seems to embrace the white void and unknown. Without missing a beat, the girls have entered a new world for them. They have no idea what’s ahead for them and what hides in the snow that surrounds them. It’s a fight for survival that reminds us over and over what odds the girls are up against. The issue also brilliantly teases that the world is so much more than what we’ve seen so far.
Lemire doesn’t forget the threats he’s already set up. The issue circles back on the mysterious Snowman. Its world is opened up delivering shocking hints at the being’s origin. It also shows that the Trench we’ve seen is a sliver of something so much more. It’s a tease as to where the second part of this series is going and the revelations to come.
The art continues to be amazing. Jock handles the art with Steve Wands lettering. The duo use every part of the page to emphasize the vast whiteness that envelops the girls on their journey. With the use of blues, grays, black, and white, Jock delivers a snowy world that feels deadly and sad in so many ways. Wands’ lettering is solid as he moves from dialogue to narration and the lettering too feels like it emphasizes the coldness of it all.
Snow Angels Season Two #1 is an issue full of surprises. It plays with its concepts of expanding the world by limiting what the girls, and we, can see. But, it also greatly builds things out with the revelations about the Snowman and what the girls discover in their journey. It’s an issue that sets the series on its next adventure and shows us there’s a massive world beyond the Trench.
Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Jock Letterer: Steve Wands
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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