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Review: The Magic Order 4 #2
From Image Comics
The previous volume is now out as a collected edition, but the battle continues in The Magic Order 4 #2 from Image Comics.
Cordelia and her boyfriend Francis have been targeted by a rogue faction of wizards seeking revolution within the Magic Order. And when she’s displaced as leader and replaced by an old enemy, the world will never be the same again.
by Mark Millar (Author), Dike Ruan (Cover Art, Artist)
Building a power base is what this issue is all about. It reminded me of the mid-point of the Wanted series by Mark Millar, and it seemed to hit some of the notes.
Nevertheless, this works out well, and we look into what has been going on as the rebel magic users polish off the opposition and work to assert their dominance. Cordelia is out of the picture (more on that later), but there are some interesting aspects which I can see causing problems in the future.
I like how these aspects are played out - I was reading about Chekov’s gun the other day, and I think this issue smacks of it all. The potential for problems is well played out, making this series so enjoyable - I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Cordelia’s situation links into what potentially may happen, with a new world for us to explore and a large potential of problems for both parties. The cliffhanger features this well, and the beginning of the next issue will work out well.
The artwork continues well, and although there is less magic, there are some amazing and unsettling scenes, with some fun action scenes. Some of the facial expressions work out well too.
This was an excellent mid-point and had some interesting beats.