Indie Comics Review: Home #2
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Julio Anta
Artist: Anna Wieszczyk
Color Artist: Bryan Valenza
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Review by: Kendra Hale
In Home #1, all hopes that Mercedes and Juan had for a safer life are gone. They are separated and taken to separate detention centers. The stress and pain is too much for Juan and suddenly his super power begins to make itself known. After a traumatic episode, Juan blasts a hole and runs from the detention center. This is where we start with Home #2.
Click Your Heels
The guards are looking for poor Juan and all he desperately wants to do is go home. His body is exhibiting all these new powers and as he gets free from the guards searching for him he has to choose his next steps carefully. Juan makes it to a mall where he is able to use a phone to call his Aunt Gladys who tells him to wait for her, she is coming to get him.
Trouble is brewing for poor Mercedes. Aunt Gladys can only do so much with information concealed. Gladys thankfully makes it to Juan. She and the flashback give readers information about Juan’s Grandmother and Father. How his Dad also had these powers and how he died doing the right thing. All seems to be looking up until Juan and Gladys get some alarming news about Mercedes.
Julio Anta showcases emotion in his work and it is completely in spotlight again in Home #2. The art team of Anna Wieszczyk and Bryan Valenza bring the words and feelings in a way that viscerally affects the reader. You genuinely want safety and happiness for this family as you watch them go through struggles that happen to real people. Home #2 is a stunning take on the real life captured in a way that captures you.
Cliffhanger and having to wait.
Home captures current events sadly. Home #2 tells a different kind of Superhero story and it deserves to be listened to. This series demands attention.
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