Comic Review: The Magicians #1 (BOOM! Studios)

New recruits for the Brakebill Academy of Magical Pedagogy are the topic The Magicians #1, from BOOM!. The new recruits are given advanced standing, which doesn’t sit well with the […]

New recruits for the Brakebill Academy of Magical Pedagogy are the topic The Magicians #1, from BOOM!.

The new recruits are given advanced standing, which doesn’t sit well with the other students. So, it’s conflict between groups of students, with lots of drama!

Written by Lilah Sturges, illustrated by Pius Bak, and coloured by Gabriel Cassata, The Magicians has a quirky, ‘indie’ feel. It’s not a polished visual experience but it is all the better for it. The offbeat pace, the unique drawing style and colouring act to reassure is that we are in new territory, off the beaten “New Orleans magic” path.

Lots of arguments, swearing, hot tempers, and cool ideas, so check this one out!

BOOM, The Magicians #1, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Assume Mature for language.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!