In Review: The Magic Order 2 #4 (of 6)

London is under siege as warlock Victor Korne marshals all the creatures in the darkness, bringing them together for a single purpose—to shatter the Magic Order and reclaim their place as the world’s rulers.
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Synopsis: In this month’s issue of The Magic Order. London is under siege as warlock Victor Korne marshals all the creatures in the darkness, bringing them together for a single purpose—to shatter the Magic Order and reclaim their place as the world’s rulers. They’ve been living in the shadows too long, and now they want revenge for five hundred years of bowing to humanity. This is their chance to bring back the night.

 

The Story

Picking things up from where the last issue left off. Francis King has entered the fight in Glasgow and has completely lost control and killed a member of his own order. Unfortunately, Francis’s actions have allowed warlock Victor Korne to get what he has come for.

Walking away from the battle bloodied and defeated. Cordelia calls an emergency meeting to get to the bottom of things and expel Francis King, who is still struggling with drug addiction from the order. The London representative of The Order is fuming because Korne used Francis to murder his best mate Harun. To that end, Alex is going all out to find out who this Victor Korne is.

Meanwhile, Korne and his people plot their next move. A war is coming.

 

The Artwork

Stuart Immonen does some fantastic work in this issue and captures the chaos of the fighting brilliantly. I really enjoyed the series of panels set during Cordelia’s meeting with the Magic Order. Especially the panels where Alex loses his temper and goes after Francis King. Additionally, we also get some awesome art toward the close of the book when Alex turns an informent into a human jigsaw puzzle for withholding information.

I also loved the sequence where we see Alex and the London chapter of The Magic Order flying over the streets of London.

 

Overall

Mark Millar continues to spin a fun story in which Magic users become more like gunfighters from the wild west as they engage in a war to save all of humanity from the whims of Victor Korne. This is definitely a story that lends itself well to becoming a TV series or even a movie, and I can’t wait to see that happen.

 

9.8
The Magic Order 2 #4 (of 6)
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

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