Winterworld 2 (July 2014)

Winterworld #2

Just like last issue, Dixon is writing Winterworld for the artist, in this case Butch Guice. Unlike last issue, Dixon doesn't give Guice much to do this issue.

There's a little bit of action, large and small scale–though the small scale is just the bad guy murdering some cannibal scavengers so it's not like it's interesting to see–and there's a lot of scenery. Dixon gives the comic a deliberate, slow pace. The protagonists have their quiet little scenes together, full of expression (thanks to Guice) and a lot of inferred importance.

But Dixon's approach keeps the narrative from being compelling. At the end of this issue, he's putting the teenage girl in danger. Why? Because she's a teenage girl and there's lots of danger for them in a post-apocalyptic frozen wasteland. He just hasn't made her a person yet, so he's threatening a caricature.

Great art aside, Winterworld's in trouble.



Writer, Chuck Dixon; artist, Butch Guice; colorist, Diego Rodriguez; letterer, Robbie Robbins; editor, David Hedgecock; publisher, IDW Publishing.

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