Mountainhead #2, IDW

Holding strong after its phenomenal first issue, Mountainhead #2 (IDW Publishing) amps up the suspense as an intense psychological thriller. The Mountainhead series doesn’t lose steam after its knockout plot twist.

In Braeriach, everyone is happy and strangers smile at you on the street. So why can’t Abraham shake the feeling that this is all a trap? Why does he keep having the same horrific nightmare? And, as Abraham struggles to adjust to his new life, his old life may not be ready to let him go.

Here are 4 reasons why you should read Mountainhead #2:

5) What Happened Before!

The biggest shocker that happened to Abraham was that his father wasn’t really his father. Kidnapped as a child, Abraham discovers his family has been searching for him nonstop. Was Abraham lied to this entire time? Or is there a sinister plot brewing around him?

4) The Writing!

Writer Jon Lees does a great job keeping the narrative inside Abraham’s headspace, from his perspective. Traumatized, Abraham has difficulty adjusting from having nothing to finally having a sister. The lettering by Shawn Lee captures Abraham’s struggle to adjust to his new lifestyle and find a lie within the facade. Notice how Lee brings to life the words, “It haunts me.”

3) The Artwork!

Ryan Lee’s artwork is bold and stylish in its depiction of hyper-reality. In a crooked angle, notice how everything is busy inside the hospital, from the nurses moving back and forth, and the patients wandering the hallway. I have my own theories and interpretation, but I think the extreme closeups of teeth foreshadow what’s to come.

2) The Colors!

The colors by Doug Garbark heighten the snowy setting and the cold temperatures of the winter. The white tones really ground the small town with claustrophobia. In the third act, notice how the natural night lighting is shaded in blue tones. 

1) A Thrilling Read!

Mountainhead #2 continues as a riveting paranoid thriller that readers will not be able to put down. Looking forward to the next issue!

Mountainhead #2 arrives in stores on October 2nd, 2019.

By Jorge Solis