Season 2 has only just begun, and our main characters find themselves in a mess when they unexpectedly encounter humans outside the trenches. Snow Angels Season 2 # 2 is a ComiXology Original written by Jeff Lemire, with illustrations by Jock and letters by Steve Wands.
With the final issue ending with Milli and Mae Mae finding a giant robot, narrowly escaping the cold grasp of death and encountering the first humans they saw outside the trench, Snow Angels Season 2 # 2 starts explosively. The aliens attack the robot and take Milli and Mae hostage. However, they are surprisingly indifferent to the tarnished robot or whether the two girls were in some way controlling it. And unable to understand their foreign language, Milli and Mae can only guess what will happen to them.
It’s hard not to spoil this problem, so all I can say is that this is certainly another example of a great Lemire plot. Seeing more humans is surprising, but what is even more surprising is who they are and what new information they bring. But Lemire never shows his hand; there’s still a lot to learn and the breadcrumbs Lemire lets us make the cliffhanger at the end even more nerve-racking.
And while there is a lot of information in these new characters that Mae and Milli aren’t aware of, like how much of a lie the trench is, it looks like the girls aren’t just overwhelmed. They know things these strangers don’t, and it keeps our main characters from getting too weak in the face of all of these new truths. While not in power here, they still have their minds about them nonetheless and Milli is just as chatty as you would expect from a teenage girl.
Suffice it to say that the dialogue remains faithful to our characters. Milli and Mae support each other constantly; it’s the only family they have left after all. Their manner of speaking is particularly evident when compared to other humans with whom they interact. It just adds a lot more personality to their characters. My only problem with the dialogue is that some of them seemed a bit foreign, especially considering what’s going on towards the end of the issue. But while the dialogue and events don’t line up exactly, the dialogue nonetheless advances the plot, so I can’t complain too much.
Jock has been the artist throughout this series, so nothing should come as a surprise in the art department. The frozen world of Snow angels comes to life perfectly under Jock’s hand. The world is made up entirely of ice and snow; the landscape is a wash of powdery white blues that seem to last forever. The robot and the other humans contrast sharply with the backgrounds, largely made up of shadows and dark, earthy colors. While most panels are bathed in cool tones, the little tech stands out from the panels with warmer tones. Overall, Jock’s artwork and colors complemented well with Lemire’s tale from the very beginning and continue to do it justice even in Snow Angels Season 2 # 2.
Snow Angels Season 2 # 2 comes with surprising new information that no one will see coming. But Lemire isn’t revealing everything yet. There are still a lot of mysteries to unravel and I can’t wait to see what lies in store for Millie and Mae right now.
Snow Angels Season 2 # 2 is available now exclusively on ComiXology.com.
Snow Angels Season 2 # 2
Snow Angels Season 2 # 2 comes with surprising new information that no one will see coming. But Lemire isn’t revealing everything yet. There are still a lot of mysteries to unravel and I can’t wait to see what lies in store for Milli and Mae right now.
Quinn is a comics and video game editor and writer with a love for Transformers and cyberpunk. As a non-binary person, Quinn also enjoys assessing the inclusion of LGBTQ + people in the media.