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REVIEW: 'Snow Angels: Season Two' #1 by Jeff Lemire and Jock

Season Two begins! The final 6 issues of the 10-part science fiction adventure story set in a brutal world like no other starts here!


SNOW ANGELS: SEASON TWO #1
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Jock
Letterer: Steve Wands
Publisher: ComiXology Originals
Release Date: June 23, 2021
Cover Price: $2.99

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. Read for free as part of your subscription to comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. Also available for purchase via comiXology and Kindle.

Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

QUICK REVIEW: Season two of 'Snow Angels' begins with the next chapter of the sci-fi dystopian action series where it left off. Milli and Mae are on their own after the death of their dad. That last battle with the Snowman left the dad mortally wounded and his last words to his girls were to keep going and take care of one another. It was a somber ending but season two brings a sliver of hope and more about who the Snowman really is.  

Not a lot happens in this first issue but what does occur are game-changers for the series so no spoilers here. What's been evident throughout though has been Milliken's resiliency, determination, and leadership. It's a lot to ask of someone her age especially in such an unforgiving environment but her drive and courage are essential for their survival. You can see how she takes after her father. 

It's hard to understand the wizardry of Jock who can conceptualize a frigid landscape with snowstorms and convey that so vividly that you can almost feel the temperature around you drop. You'd think with less infrastructure around your characters that it would somehow be easier to illustrate but it seems just the opposite. How do you maintain a reader's interest and serve the story fully with minimal backgrounds? Jock finds ways to make the characters look as warm and cozy through costume design then bombard them with flurries and blindingly white flashes of color to mimic artic winds that it puts a shiver down your back. This is a masterclass in making something out of virtually nothing. 

'Snow Angels: Season Two' is another slow burner with some exciting revelations. Jeff Lemire and Jock continue to impress with this enthralling sci-fi adventure with new twists and turns. 


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