I recently managed to catch up on Mark Millar’s The Magic Order Volume 1 which was an amazing series, I’ve not read such a well put together six issues in a long time. The world building Mark has done with the Magic Order is really impressive and full of great character development and thought out plots.
Volume 2 kicks off shortly after the first volume although I think if you wanted to you could start with this issue as there is a bit of a catch up and recap of who’s who and it sets the world up well.
In this issue we’ve introduced to a new group / family of evil magicians who use their powers to project their horrible thoughts on anyone and anything around them. The Dark have been cast down from a former place of power and look to be on the to reclaim their place by going after the Magic Order.
I really love the characters in this book, Mark’s manager to write them so well it feels like I’ve been reading books with them in for ages.
The tone of the book is aimed at a more mature audience, It’s almost like Harry Potter if it was an 18+ and had better character development and use of magic.
I really love Cordelia Moonstone, the way Marks written her character with loads of attitude and the fact she’s a free spirit even with all this responsibility. She’s like a supernatural Jessica Jones. I’m not sure how Mark invents these awesome characters in each of his books but I’m glad he does.
I’m really looking forward to seeing where Mark and illustrator Stuart Immonen with colours from Sunny Gho take the book. Everything from the story to artwork and colouring is just industry leading content.
Overall highly recommended to anyone who want’s to pickup an interesting new series.
Posted by Adi Mursec on October 26, 2021
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