The trap around Rowan Black continues to close, with the Hammer closing in on one side and the Ascension now in motion on the other. But the ultimate wound may not be wielded by magick, but instead delivered via the heart.Collecting issues 6 through 11 of the critically-acclaimed series by New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT. ...
|Title||:||Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II (Black Magick #2)|
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Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II (Black Magick #2) Reviews
I'm still interested in the series, but this felt like it had middle book syndrome. It lost narrative momentum and even though it was still good writing, it didn't capture me the way the first book did. It felt like a lot of shuffling to get the plot pieces where they need to be for the next actual event.
The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume starts with a flashback and dives right back into Rowan's case load and it really jams the breaks on any momentum.
With that said, the look back at Rowan's childhood is excellent, and gives some depth to the whole se ...more
Greg Rucka has been known for writing strong female protagonists throughout his bibliography, and yet, while reading his Rebirth run on Wonder Woman during the year of the Wonder Woman movie, he didn’t do justice towards the Amazon princess. However, during that run, he did reunite with artist Nicola Scott, and both are responsible for the Image creator-owned series Black Magick, which has brought out the best in the two creators. Following their time at DC, Rucka and Scott return to the world o ...more
Still in love with Rowan. The only thing I don't like of this comic is the long time you have to wait to get the next issue. I never get tired of Nicola Scott's art. The way black and white with small touches of color is presented is, simply, too good. Also, totally loving Rowan's origin story. Rucka, as usual, takes his time before he allows any actual action to take place. But, in this case, the payoff is huge. Also, the relationships between the characters are built in a realistic way, that m ...more
Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly recommended.
Public library copy.
I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wife.