After reviewing Beware 1 and 2 back to back, I can say with full honesty that Beware #2 made up for the disappointment I received with Beware #1.
Beware #1 failed to be believable, even for a supernatural comic book. While I do not fully believe that a giant, malevolent fungus could sprout and cause all sorts of havoc. On the contrary, the writing and characterization of this issue’s protagonist, Todd, was a lot stronger than the previous issue. Todd is an introvert and admittedly unpopular kid at Havens Hallow High School, the complete opposite of last issue’s unreasonable if brave, Douglas.
Todd is just working on an experiment that he is extremely dedicated too, but he pulls a time saving maneuver so he can attend a meeting with a pretty girl. Perhaps the thing I like most about Todd, is that his chaotic experiment did not go wrong because he was the bullied little smart kid and he wanted to get payback, it was honestly a mistake. Instead of using traditional captions, fractions of notebook paper are used instead to express Todd’s thoughts, at the same time also poses the importance of taking notes in science.
This issue is written very cleverly. I capped the age requirement based off the last issue at age 15, and as a 20 year old I thoroughly enjoyed this issue. I stamp this with a 4 out of 5, a great turn around for Beware.