Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling creator Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND, BULLY WARS, Deadpool) and breakout, Russ Manning Award-winning artist Jorge Corona (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) have captured the hearts of readers with sweeping new fantasy series MIDDLEWEST. MIDDLEWEST #1 is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with ongoing demand, and the second printing cover will feature exciting new art by Young himself.
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. A blend of dark fantasy best described as classic Don Bluth animation meets Return to Oz, MIDDLEWEST is the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history.
MIDDLEWEST #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code OCT188507) will be available on Wednesday, January 2nd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 3rd.
MIDDLEWEST #2 (Diamond Code OCT180222) will be available on Wednesday, December 19th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 26th.
Select praise for MIDDLEWEST:
“Compelling, though-provoking and enchanting…Everything comes together nicely, from the art, to the writing, pacing and palette. Definitely give this comic a go.” —Impulse Gamer
“I was sucked in from page one and couldn’t put it down.” —Mark Waid
“Very real. Very magical. Very amazing. Your favorite new comic book is here.” —Jason Aaron
“Skottie Young’s name on a book means I buy it. He’s pretty much the most interesting creator around at the moment.” —Mark Millar
“I’ve read a lot of comics in my life, but few of them hit me in the heart as much as Middlewest. We all know Skottie Young is a visionary artist, but Middlewest marks his emergence as a wonderful writer as well. It’s heartfelt and gorgeously drawn. I’m in for the long haul. It feels like a long lost cousin to Sweet Tooth and Essex County.” —Jeff Lemire
“A beautiful, captivating book.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots
ABOUT SKOTTIE YOUNG
Skottie Young got his start at Marvel on titles like Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider Clan, Human Torch, and Venom. He soon began adapting the L. Frank Baum OZ novels at Marvel with Eric Shanower. He is best known for writing and drawing the hit series Rocket Raccoon, illustrating the children’s book Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman, and the Young Marvel variant covers. He’s also the cartoonist of I HATE FAIRYLAND and is currently writing and co-creating MIDDLEWEST with artist Jorge Corona and BULLY WARS with artist and co-creator Aaron Conley.
ABOUT JORGE CORONA
Jorge Corona is a Venezuelan sequential artist and the winner of the 2015 Russ Manning Award. A writer and illustrator, his works include We are… Robin, Nightwing, and The Flash for DC Comics; Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack, Adventure Time Comics, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons, and others for BOOM! Studios. Corona is also the co-creator of GONERS and NO. 1 WITH A BULLET (nominated for the 2018 Eisner Awards for Best Cover Artist) alongside Jacob Semahn for Image Comics, and creator of Feathers, his all-ages dark fantasy, for Archaia Entertainment. Corona is currently the artist and co-creator of Image Comics’ MIDDLEWEST with writer and co-creator Skottie Young. Jorge lives in Denver, CO with his wife and fellow artist, Morgan Beem.