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The Magic Order #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 14
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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We live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night, they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness...unless the darkness gets them first. MARK MILLAR's first NETFLIX comic book, drawn by the incredible OLIVIER COIPEL (Amazing Spider-Man, Thor).

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jun 11, 2018

    If you ever wanted an R rated version of the world outside Hogwarts, you'd be hard pressed to find a better story than this one. Every page contains details as juicy as a Kardashian rumor mill. The writing is ripe with tantalizing new ideas and concepts. The art is dark and wondrous. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 11, 2018

    The bad news? Magic Order is a six-issue limited series. But I'll just have to take what I can get. The Magic Order #1 completely shattered my expectations and is a book you absolutely can't miss this week. This was tremendously entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Jun 11, 2018

    A great first issue that will definitely leave you wanting more. The Magic Order is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jun 12, 2018

    This is a very strong first issue and Ireally hope Netflix make this one into a television series because it is definitelythe sort of thing that I'd watch. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 12, 2018

    Packed with magic and mystery, The Magic Order #1 offers readers everything that they need and want from a debut issue, and more; a stunning first step for Mark Millar, Olivier Coipel, and Netflix. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Jun 11, 2018

    'The Magic Order' #1 launches the Millarworld/Netflix collaboration with excellent world-building, gorgeous art, and breakneck pacing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 13, 2018

    There are few creators that do big and broad as well as Mark Millar, but The Magic Order already feels more substantial than some of his other made-for-multimedia comics offerings, like Nemesis or Empress before them. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 16, 2018

    The art is truly masterful throughout the issue, and the story is engaging and ingenious, even with Harry Potter comparisons to be had. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alea Perez Jun 18, 2018

    Although "The Magic Order" #1 serves largely as an introduction to the characters, and to a slightly lesser degree the world, it sets the reader up for an engrossing, fantastical whodunit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jun 15, 2018

    With a blockbuster opening sequence, a couple interesting lead characters, and masterful visuals from Olivier Coipel and Dave Stewart, The Magic Order#1 is the start of a beautiful partnership between Mark Millar and Netflix and a nice sop to those who have grown a bit cynical towards adults whose only reading is the adventures of a boy wizard… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jun 13, 2018

    Wednesday warriors hoping to cash in off of this title should be aware that Pre-orders are already through-the-roof, with over 140,000 pre-orders. Keep in mind that even top-selling comic books these days from Marvel or DC only sell around 100,000 copies (on a good month). However, digital copies will also be available come release day through Image comics website. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Michael Jones Jun 14, 2018

    Overall, the book sets up the story and the world very well, providing us with a down to earth style from Millar, which I will admit, caught me off guard. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jun 14, 2018

    It's unfortunate that this book has so many flaws because the pieces that click well really go together. Still, fans of Millar or magic will find a lot to like about this issue, just be prepared to be disappointed by some of the execution. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 13, 2018

    This comic confuses maturity with the items that require a mature readers label. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 15, 2018

    The Magic Order #1 is a conventional, boring, and at times irritating read. There's nothing interesting or fresh in the story. Coipel and Stewart make the comic beautiful, but it just makes the underwhelming story that much more frustrating. This one doesn't get a recommendation. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

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