Synopsis: THE MAGIC ORDER series takes the Moonstone family to England where Kevin Mitchell, the leader of the London chapter, is under attack by dark forces living in the world’s underbelly. The Magic Order made all the monsters disappear five hundred years ago, but now they’ve had enough—and they want to rule the world again.
In the wake of events that played out in last month’s issue. The Moonstone family have met up with their English cousins and are formulating a plan in order to lure there enemies into the light. Meanwhile, their enemy Victor Korne is in Romania and in the process of forming an alliance with Warlock Henrick Raag. His bargaining chip is a piece of The Stone of Thoth. Meanwhile back in England Cordedia and Francis King get re-acquainted, but find that it can’t be like old times.
As with last month. Stuart Immonen doesn’t waste too much time in putting his visual stamp on this world. As he takes us on a bit of a visual tour of London as we see The Moonstones hit various locations throughout the city. That said if you want visual atmosphere and mood. Then the work Immonen does for the Romania segment of the book is pretty ominous. I loved the page where Victor and his son were walking to their meeting while a group of shadowing killer fish was circling above them. Just waiting for a moment to strike.
This second issue of The Magic Order 2 was a little more sedate than last issue, but don’t let that fool you because there is definitely an underlined tension to it. And the final few pages show us that Victor Korne is not to be underestimated.
Overall. A solid second issue, which sets things up brilliantly for next month’s chapter.
Issue two of The Magic Order 2 is out today in all good comic book stores.