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
This is a 3.5/5
If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with Rowan and co. The artwork is still the lovely monochrome with flashes of colour, some of the dialogue doesn't quite work, and there's a terrific scene wherein a black cat interacts with an intruder that I will stop sh ...more
Scott’s remarkably evocative artwork brings Rucka’s creepy but straightforward story to vivid life. The characters’ emotions, the uncanny quality of Rowan’s adversaries, and the delicious sense of foreboding owe so much to Scott—and to Rucka, for stepping back from the telling and trusting her to show.
Story's moving a little slower than I'd like, but gorgeous art as usual, and the decision to deploy color at very precise moments continues to pay off.
Continues to be interesting and layered in storytelling. I often find myself wanting more, which I see as a good sign for a continuing series.
She’s a witch! She’s a cop! There’s a super creepy little girl! Great art BTW
I burned through this in one sitting, including scanning back through the first book. (This one follows pretty on-the-heels, and it's been a minute.)
This was not quite as absolutely perfect as the first trade. Some of the art was a little less totally on point, and the story is really heavy on exposition, I guess to get us to where the book is actually headed plot-wise. Again, I read this all at once with no desire to stop, so these are pretty persnickety complaints. I just want to be able to di ...more
I really like this series. I’m not sure what I like about it. It’s just nice to read. Enjoyable. I do wish I wouldn’t have to wait 6 years for each volume but that’s ok. I’ll deal with it. 4 stars.
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.