Take an epic journey through America's "Middlewest" in new Image Comics series
Image Comics' Middlewest is an upcoming fantasy series from Skottie Young and Jorge Corona that may or may not involve a literal living tornado. It's about a kid who sets out on a journey to reclaim his family's history. Young describes is as a cross between Miyazaki's movies and old Jim Henson adventures.
Yeah, I am totally here for this. Check out the details below, and dig that hauntingly gorgeous cover from Corona.
SKOTTIE YOUNG AND JORGE CORONA TEAM UP FOR AN ALL-NEW FANTASY ADVENTURE IN MIDDLEWEST
PORTLAND, OR, 07/10/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to announce an all-new fantasy adventure from Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool) and Jorge Corona (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack)—titled MIDDLEWEST. It is set to launch this November.
“I’m putting so much of myself and my life into this book that sometimes I have to remind myself there’s not really a raging tornado monster chasing me,” said Young. “It’s like we took a Don Bluth movie, Miyazaki, the dark adventures of old Henson movies, and my childhood, then put them in a blender.”
The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made, and in MIDDLEWEST, an unwitting adventurer searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his name. So begins the epic tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family's history.
Corona added: "Being part of this amazing team is a dream come true, and having Skottie's trust to help him bring this world to life is really a privilege. I just can't wait for everyone else to join us along with Abel as we travel through Middlewest."
Middlewest #1 will hit comic shops and other retailers November 21.