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Mystic (2011 Series) #2

October 6, 2011

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
David Lopez
Alvaro Lopez
Nathan Fairbairn
Jared K. Fletcher
Cover Artist:
Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts
Jeanine Schaefer
Marvel Comics/CrossGen

Sucks to be Genevive right now. She’s always wanted to move up from her humble status as a maid and join the ranks of the apprentice magicians. But not only was Genevive not chosen, her friend Giselle was. As Giselle tries to deal with snooty, uptight apprentices that don’t think she belongs in the academy, Genevive finds herself falling in with a group that is firmly opposed to the magical academy, planning a resistance movement. Both girls are in places they never wanted to be, neither of them are happy, and Wilson is doing a fine job of milking the drama out of the situation. This book really has left the original Mystic series far behind, staking a claim as its own entity and making a damn strong case for anybody who wants to follow it. This is a clever world, one that has a similar flavor to many other fantasy realms, but at the same time, presents us with a unique set of circumstances. David Lopez and Albaro Lopez are doing wonderful work on the artwork, with pages that almost look like still animation frames captured for the comic book. And as always, an Amanda Conner cover is one of the best enhancements any comic could have. Out of the resurrected CrossGen titles, I think this is probably the best one so far.

Rating: 8/10

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