Review: The Magic Order 2 #3

From Image Comics is the latest issue of this second volume, this is The Magic Order 2 #3.

There’s a reason you’ve never seen a ghost. Five hundred years ago, a group of wizards got together and drove all the bad things back into the darkness. Now, for the first time, see what happened when that first Moonstone gathered his friends to take down the warlocks and make the world safe for humanity. This is the origin of the Order, and it is not to be missed. A defining chapter in this massive series.

Writer – Mark Millar
Artist, Cover Artist – Stuart Immonen
Variant Cover Artist – Jason Shawn Alexander

We’re at the mid-point here, and we get some good background reading. I like the idea of the flashback and would personally like to see a spinoff series from these darker times.

Nevertheless, the harking back to the good old days is well done, and it links nicely in to the battles we have in the modern-day.

The Magic Order are on the back foot here, and things are not going their way. We get a look at some new magic aspects, as well as new magic wielders. It’s all very frantic. In amongst all of this, there are some more personal issues, which look to cause more problems before they get better – the ending of this issue really brings that home, with some suspected repercussions to follow. I like the way this is played out, with addiction being the problem, there is a very literal devil on the shoulder.

This was a hard-hitting issue that hits the mid point really well. The changes in locations are excellent and show the different dialects too. This continues to be a good second volume and I’m looking forward to the next issue.

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