Writer: Jeff Lemire
Letterer: Steve Wands
On Sale: 21st April 2021
In part 3 of “Season One,” Father battles the Snowman and secrets of the history of the Trenchfollk are revealed.
PLOT AND STORY
Last month’s issue left us on a knife edge with the snowman closing in on father and the kids. I have really enjoyed the suspense Jeff Lemire has built during this series and then with this issue it almost all vanished. But this became a false sense of security because as soon as one problem disappears another arrives.
We are three issues into the ten part series and we still don’t know a great deal about the trench or the trench folk but I don’t really mind. I’m keen to see how much is revealed about the trench or if we just have to accept it exists and we delve deeper into Father and his kids because their relationship is really starting to blossom from the cold one we met in issue one.
I always think I’m being slightly biased towards this comics artwork because Jock is my favourite artist but I do find every page to be stunning. This has a number of similarities to one of Jock’s other books ‘Green Arrow Year One’ by its sparse surroundings and limited colour scheme. What Year One had was a forest setting with Oliver Queen running around a tropical island with a predominant green colour palette whereas Snow Angels substitutes the forest for an icy and snowy setting with a white and blue palette.
Steve Wands does a good job on lettering as there is the risk of black and white words being lost in a book like this. The approach to this book is to position the words against slightly of white or blue background so the white bubble or box stands out.
Comixology Originals have published a few good titles over the last year and Snow Angels is certainly one to try and put them on more peoples radar. A comic about family bonds in an almost post-apocalyptic setting with brilliant visuals, interesting characters and steeped in mystery.
I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Comixology and received no incentive to review this comic. All images and art work are courtesy of Comixology and their respective owners.