Mystik U #1

Writer: Alisa Kwitney Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Leave the world of the mundane behind and step through the magical doors of Mystik U! After a tragic accident, a young Zatanna Zatara, under the guidance of Rose Psychic, enrolls in a mysterious university that teaches its students how to master their unique brands of magic. Will Zatanna fit in with her new classmates (Enchantress, Sargon the Sorcerer, Faust and more!) and unlock her true potential? Find out in this exciting bimonthly miniseries from novelist Alisa Kwitney (DESTINY) and Mike Norton (Revival, Runaways)!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Nov 29, 2017

    Buy, as it appears this book feels like a meld between horror and fantasy, with the re-introduction of Zatanna in a fresh new setting, which will give fans of Gotham Academy some feel good feelings. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Dec 5, 2017

    Mystik Uis a good introductory issue to this miniseries that engages you with its characters and fresh take on DC's magical heroes. Its a fun story with an interesting premise that Kwitney and Norton work well with. Its just a shame that this is a bi-monthly series, meaning we'll have to wait two months as opposed to the usual one for the next issue, but it makes the next chapter that much more enticing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Nov 29, 2017

    Mystik U #1 is a great first-issue for a charming, young adult-oriented miniseries that also has deep ties to the history of the DC Universe, going back to Action Comics #1. It lays the groundwork for the rest of the series while serving as a fulfilling self-contained story in its own right. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 28, 2017

    Mystik U is the next step in a DC Harry Potter book and if you were a fan of Gotham Academy, you should really check it out.  This opening issue introduces the awesome cast of characters and Alisa Kwitney's story and Mike Norton's great art should please any fan upset at the short list of Dark  books on the DC shelf right now.  Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Nov 29, 2017

    Mystik U #1 is a new take on classic characters in a setting that mines material from a certain popular kid wizard. It's a combination that works for a first issue and promises interesting things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 28, 2017

    It's an oddball book that isn't likely to have any bearings on the DCU in the future, but it's also a great entry-level comic for DC's magical characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Nov 29, 2017

    Mysik U can best be described as Hogwarts in the DC Universe. And, a lot of your favorite magic users are either students or professors there. Some things I didn't go into detail about are the classes. Yes, you do get to see the students learning magick in different class settings. These small details really bring this story to life. I've always loved Zatanna and Enchantress so seeing them as roomies at a university together is pretty awesome. I feel like this is a really strong start to a detailed story about magick and monsters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Nov 29, 2017

    Still the core of this book is the students. While the first issue focuses on Zatanna, I'm hoping that we will see her friends Sebastian Faust, Enchantress, Sargon the (soon to be) Sorcerer and newcomer Pia Morales each get a chance to step to the foreground and not just be her Scoobies. It is interesting to roll these characters back and give the readers the story of how the come to be the characters we've become familiar with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 5, 2017

    I mostly enjoyed it " young heroes in school is certainly a worthy story setting " but this one may be drinking a little too freely from the Potter well. Maybe if ithad focused on Tim Hunter instead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Nov 29, 2017

    In spite of my quibbles, however, I highly recommend Mystik U. It's a distinctly fresh take on some of the best characters in the DC Universe that could use a little more attention. And if nothing else, you've gotta check out the book for Gerd, the greatest secondary character in the history of ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Dec 2, 2017

    Mystik U Book One is a great start, with plenty of intrigue and fun teen drama to keep the series fresh and entertaining moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 29, 2017

    In conclusion, it is a good start to the book and does provide an interesting mystery as we later find out that one of the kids will grow up to become Malevolence and destroy everything like we saw before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Nov 30, 2017

    While its price tag is a bit high this is a breath of fresh air for the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Dec 12, 2017

    Fun, if not totally original, Mystic U has plenty to keep the reader entertained if not enchanted. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Nov 27, 2017

    The groundwork is complete for this series to only continue to build on itself for what can be a fun fantasy adventure for Zatanna and her new friends. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Dec 1, 2017

    Overall Mystik U ais sufficient but flawed entrance exam. It is very nice to see Zatanna back in action in her own book nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Geekery Magazine - Chelsea Stanford Nov 29, 2017

    Mystik U comes out Nov. 29, 2017. If you don't snatch this 48-page masterpiece up, you can hand in your DC fanboy/girl cards now. Mystik U promises to be a showstopping tale, and you'd be greatly remiss if you missed the opening act. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Nov 30, 2017

    So, I may not like it, but you might. Just because I may not enjoy it, doesn't mean I think it's bad. Maybe you want to pick up the hardcover when the series is done. That's your prerogative. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Nov 29, 2017

    While the art is phenomenal and the promise of intrigue is there, this issue falls flat due to its bland characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Nov 29, 2017

    Throughout this review, I've been fairly critical of this first issue. Yet, none of the issues I've mentioned kill the story. And despite being acutely aware of them while reading, I still had an enjoyable enough experience. What's more, I'm sure there are those that'll really love this one, and there's nothing wrong with that. At the very least, it's well-intentioned, and there's not a moment of mean-spiritedness. So, do I recommend it? No, not particularly. But, if you're fine with the retcon and interested in what the DC equivalent of Hogwarts is like, there's no harm in giving Mystik U a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 30, 2017

    The basic premise is fine, but the pacing of this extra length first issue is ridiculous. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Nov 30, 2017

    A familiar story, this book will definitely have an audience, but it will have to find its own identity to pull away from the pack. All the pieces are in place, and with a deep mystical bullpen to draw from at DC theres no reason it couldnt become a young adult mainstay for the publisher. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 29, 2017

    Ultimately, Mystik U is a disappointment because it doesn't do enough to define itself beyond a familiar premise. Without its prologue, there'd be little to suggest something different is on the way and that shouldn't be happening with this kind of book. One unbound by continuity and with twice the page count of what other writers are generally granted per issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Harker06 Nov 29, 2017

    I love the magic side of the DCU (especially Zatanna) and this is a super fun alternate take on them! The highlight is the great characterization. Really makes me want to go out and learn more about the characters I'd never read about before this issue. Highly recommend.

  • 10
    SloboSOY Nov 30, 2017

    Well I read a review their that make a link between that and a mixe between Harry Potter & Gotham Academy.
    That's perfectly what I read, and I will be honest I wasn't their for this kind of stuff. I trusted it to be a JLD kind of like thing.
    But after reading it, I have to tell that I enjoy it. Not very original, but nice enough. Maybe a little expensive, but their was more page.
    I think we have to read it outside the New52 or the Rebirth univers. For me it's feel like another earth/univers.
    I like the cast around Zatanna (Except Enchantress because Forever Evil & JLD destroyed her in my heart. I feel like she was their for misleading us. And if not that will not be original at all to have her as the bad guy) and so I'm more

  • 8.5
    Alf1014 Nov 30, 2017

    Pretty cool story (with a familiar layout) that has a Harry Potter or The Magicians feel. I can see this becoming a mainstream show in the vein of Riverdale or something that would appeal more to non comic book readers.

  • 7.5
    Steve C Dec 1, 2017

    Nice, strong start. I liked it, but didn't love it.

  • 6.0
    Simon DelMonte Nov 29, 2017

    I might be a bit kind if this were less expensive.

    It's got good art and likeable characters but it's too familiar. Some people will compare it with Harry Potter. I'm going to compare it to the X-Men series by Jason Aaron at Jean Grey Academy. CRoss out Broo and write in Plop, replace the famous X-Men with the famous wizards and witches, and so on.

    It might be worth tracking down in collected form. But it's not quite good enough to be worth the cost.

  • 5.5
    KFuqua Nov 30, 2017

    Was not a big fan of this issue. Okay art, boring story and way too expensive.

  • 4.5
    EDiakota Nov 30, 2017

    I was bored by this issue

  • 9.0
    mufla Dec 1, 2017

  • 8.5

  • 6.5
    Grifter Nov 30, 2017

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    Psycamorean Jul 20, 2019

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