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Review -The Me You Love in the Dark #1

Review -The Me You Love in the Dark #1

Review -The Me You Love in the Dark #1

Writer: Skottie Young

Artist: Jorge Corona

Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Letters: Nate Piekos

Publisher: Image Comics

Release Date: August 4, 2021

Variant Covers: Jenny Frison, Jim Mahfood, Mike Krome, Jon Lam, John Gallagher, Gustavo Duarte, Javier Fernandez, Eryk Donovan, Monika Palosz, Hal Laren, Morgan Beem, Zu Orzu, Valentine Pasche, Ariel Diaz, Erica Willey, David Sanchez, Ivan Tao, Megan Hutchison-Cates, Lipwei Chang

Issue #1

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. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without realizing the muse within is not what she expected. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.

Writer: Skottie Young

Ro is ready for inspiration as an artist and a dusty old haunted house seems to fit the bill of perfection. Bored and alone in a big house with only a bottle of wine and a record player for company can she overcome her inability to paint new artwork? jokingly she decides to start talking to the ghost she imagines in the house and as the book progresses she pleads with them for inspiration as hours turn to days into weeks.

As a concept, it’s a bit different, with no malice or horror for the unseen spirit just a bottle of wine and an apology for scaring Ro.

Our minds always go to evil spirits but I have a feeling that Young is creating a melancholic look at life after death trapped in a house with no one to talk to.

Artist: Jorge Corona

Ro is my kind of person, with a glass of wine and music in the air Corona helps us see beyond the bubbly artist to an insecure young person who struggles with their talent. Colouring by Beaulieu adds a dark broody element to the panels leaving a slightly washed out tone to the pages.

Overall Thoughts

The issue is a very quick read with a strong but simple plot. The story of an artist suffering from a block and moving to a large house for inspiration is not new but young paints his indelible stamp on it with a sad, poignant and thoughtful tale of dealing with our own demons.

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