Synopsis: In part 2 of The Tomb of Ybwen. Upon finding mysterious maps left behind by the deceased Bob Newby, Will takes off on his own, determined to find whatever pirate treasure is hidden near the riverbanks of Hawkins. As a heavy snow blankets the town, Lucas, Dustin, and Mike must find Will before he freezes to death!
After having told his friends about the treasure map that he got from Mr. Clarke in the last issue. Will has gone off on his one in search of the treasure, but his friends have begun to settle down for a game of D&D. Realizing that Will has gone it alone. Lucas, Dustin, and Mike decide to go after him and have to navigate deep snow in order to get to him. Meanwhile, in town, the powerlines are failing due to all the snow.
Diego Galindo continues to do some fantastic art and captures the likenesses of the characters perfectly. I loved the panels in which the boys are struggling against the harsh weather. Added to that is the Hitchcockian way in which the artists suggest forthcoming events. For example, when he shows us a few panels of snow piling up on the electricity lines just before the town of Hawkins loses power.
The art gets helped along with some brilliant colorwork from Francesco Segala who creates a brilliant atmosphere and really brings the art to life.
Greg Pak delivers a fantastic second issue and captures the character voices really well. I was particularly impressed with how well he captured the banter between the boys and also managed to capture their genuine concern for Will. Additionally, I liked how he brought the boy’s science teacher Mr. Clarke back into the story and look forward to seeing what happens in the next issue.
Overall. The Tomb of Ybwen is probably the closest you’ll get right now to another season of Stranger Things. Well, at least until we get season 4 at some stage in 2022.