Black Magick #2

Black Magick #2

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 16
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

BOOK 1: AWAKENING, PART 2 of 5
Rowan considers a spark, a hand, a body.

Major Plot Point:
An important new character is introduced.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Nov 26, 2015

    In my opinion, Black Magick is already a must buy, its already a book worthy of discussion. I also think its worthy of awards. In fact, I have a tasty looking hat in my hall that I will pretend to eat if this book doesnt get a decent TV treatment. Time will tell, but whatever happens, make sure I get my full 30 issue fix of Rowan Black, BUY THIS BLOODY BOOK! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Zina Hutton Nov 27, 2015

    Once again, Rucka and Scott deliver an amazing book with Black Magick #2. Aside from the plot and Nicola Scott's gorgeous art, I'm also enjoying the relationships between the characters so far. We get to see bits of Rowan's relationship with Alex and the easy camaraderie that she has with her partner Morgan in this issue and it helps develop the plot as well as your interest in Rowan as a character. Right now, the series is still finding its stride, but there's so much promise in every single page as the plot thickens and threatens to twist. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 30, 2015

    The themes of "Black Magick" are eternally compelling: secrecy, a double life, power, sex, good and evil, life and death. Rucka's fusion of a police procedural and an old occult/religious power struggle feels sharp and well-constructed, and Scott's artwork is a perfect partner to the pacing and character development. If the rest of the opening arc is just as strong, "Black Magick" will easily be one of the best new titles of 2015. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 25, 2015

    Black Magick #2 was a solid transition into opening up the developing plot of this series. More to question about the man who Rowan killed, the people who were forcing him to make an attempt on her life, and the possibilities that there is more to it all that they aren't seeing yet. This is grim, mysterious, and captivating with characters who are real. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Logan Dalton Nov 25, 2015

    Black Magick #2 continues to be a morally grey detective procedural with an epic backstory featuring witches, the occult, and various religions' iconography that has only barely been revealed by writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott. Scott especially excels at wringing every last bit of restlessness from Rowan Black's face as she tries to balance her occult knowledge with police work and not out herself as a killer. She and Rucka mix the day to day grind of police work with dark conspiracies so expertly that will have you pouncing on each off word as a bread crumb in this labyrinthine trail of millennia long conspiracies. Think the perverse thrills you get from reading the Da Vinci Code, but Greg Rucka actually did his research about his paganism, and Rowan Black is a fully realized character, who is pretty good at her job and has fully realized interests and emotional complexity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - mansah19 Nov 25, 2015

    The series is fantastic, though this issue wasn't as high impact as the first issue. Choosing to flesh out the world around Rowan makes this a truly compelling read. Now I am full hooked into this series and can't wait for December for issue 3. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Nov 26, 2015

    Here, in the second issue of Black Magick, the creative team have done a magnificent job in developing more of their universe and giving a sense of direction for the story in very natural ways. The spark of color in this issue feels less necessary than did the moment in the first issue, but it is possible that this moment will have implications later. With excellent development of characters and a number of compelling mysteries, Rucka and Scott have given the audience exactly enough to be anxiously anticipating the next chapter. Read Full Review

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