Black Magick #6

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
9.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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What the hell is the deal with Rowan Black, anyway? For that matter, just how many "real" witches are there? What is the bond that ties Rowan and Alex together? Is the series really coming back, or is this just the creative team messing with your heads?
Yes, it's true-the critically acclaimed series returns with a standalone story detailing how Rowan was awakened to her family's legacy...and the enormous cost of being its inheritor.

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Jun 28, 2017

    It all makes Black Magick #6 as ideal of a return to the franchise for lapsed readers as an entry point for new ones and it's a true achievement for two creators working at the peak of their abilities. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 5, 2017

    Black Magick may have taken a break from the current story to provide some background on the main character, however it doesn't come across as a history lesson.  It doesn't even lose much in the way of momentum.  If anything, it has the opposite effect, making us care more about Rowan and her life so that when Rucka and Scott come back with the next issue, we'll be even more emotionally invested with her.  This is how you do great character work which in turn, translates to compelling horror. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Jun 29, 2017

    In the end, I would absolutely recommend picking this one up. For the newcomers,”Awakening II” provides a good taste for how the series typically feels as far as its art and pacing. It also provides some additional depth and much-needed back story for those who are already familiar with the series. There are no big plot twists and it doesn't make much of an impact on the story at large, but it is well worth the read. In the end, this feels like a very appropriate way to restart this series and I for one can't wait to see where the wheel takes us next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Jun 26, 2017

    Black Magick is back and it came back strong. Greg continues to deliver a procedural drama that offers a believable sense of everyday life. Nicola continues with her career defining art with the beautiful assisted coloring of Chiara. Black Magick is a series you'd want to board again. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nation Of Nerds - Tim Montoya Jun 28, 2017

    Black Magick is back and it's just as good as I remember. With issue six we get a nice origin story for Rowan and quite a bit of background on witches in general. Plus there is a heart-wrenching moment towards the end that explains a lot. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jun 30, 2017

    It's been a long time, but "Black Magick" #6 was well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2017

    This series enjoyed a strong debut in 2015, though its long absence was an unfortunate momentum killer. Luckily, Rucka and artist Nicola Scott hit the ground running with this issue, which is easily their strongest to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Jun 28, 2017

    BLACK MAGICK #6 shows Rowan coming into her powers at 13 and the pain it causes her. Greg Rucka weaves a tale of mystery and angst, while Nicola Scott's stark artwork is a major highlight. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jun 28, 2017

    Visuals and limited dialogue drive readers forward with understanding heartache. Its a standalone issue in a series that typically hinges with each plot twist. The creative teams does a beautiful job of explaining the anger and concern that drives Rowan. It's a great way to dive back in; slowly bathing readers in the emotional waters of Black Magick. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Jun 27, 2017

    Black Magick #6 is a fitting return for this supernatural crime thriller, with the creative team giving us a narrative that should appeal to readers new and old. In doing this, we are given a gripping look at Rowan Black's childhood, and how her awakening has shaped her life. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 28, 2017

    Black Magick has returned and with this story I feel more drawn into this story than I ever was before. A fleshing out like this is never needed at the start of a book to invest in it, but it is always appreciated when that moment comes and they nail exactly what you wanted to get out of it. Black Magick #6 was a strong welcome back while teasing what we have to look forward to when the coming issues take us back into the current plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jun 29, 2017

    Black Magick #6 is a solid return that helps readers adjust back into the story after months of the series being absent on their pull list. Read Full Review

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