Books of Magic #10

Writer: Kat Howard Artist: Tom Fowler, Brian Churilla Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Tim returns home to find things aren't as he hoped and that magic is not the shortcut he hopes it'll be. Everything comes at a cost, even safety.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jul 25, 2019

    VerdictLook, if you are not reading Books of Magic each month you are totally missing out on an amazing book. The final page of this month is so good that I am firing up the DeLorean so I can get next month's issue. See you there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jul 27, 2019

    Its the grounded nature of this run that is making it work best. And making the magical parts stand out so much stronger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 24, 2019

    Tom Fowler's art is fantastic. The issue is more character focused and Fowler takes advantage of that fact by drawing panels that are filled with the characters and their reactions. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Aug 3, 2019

    An unexpected twist on top of an already eventful tale. This was a treat of an issue with much to digest. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 25, 2019

    Another strong book in the Sandman Universe line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jul 24, 2019

    There's a beautiful moment in comics where an unassuming panel from one issue can be revisited with powerful new resonance in a later issue. Books of Magic #10 includes one such moment. With a single panel, a single line of dialogue, a relationship established in the series' first issue is turned on its head, going from sad to outright tragic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 30, 2019

    Choices are tricksy things, as Hattie says halfway through here, and Tim has many ahead of him. We've known from early on that his path could lead to greatness or darkness or something without magic at all. And there are surely some in-between spaces as well not explored. This issue reminds us of that clearly but it's something that leaves me frustrated because there's a" well, "get on with it" feeling that I have about it. We see the potentials, I know we're on the path, but it's not coming across as though we're really making progress. We're still kicking the tires before getting in the car and onto the journey with the directions ahead of us. Kat Howard has a lot to play with here, and I'm hopeful that they can get us into a place where it feels like we're really and truly moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Gwen Dylan Stacy Jul 25, 2019

    I truly enjoyed this little 4 out of 5 title. It's very much starting to feel like another coming of age story that I'll gladly follow given I know what I know about who exactly Timothy might become. Do you agree? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jul 24, 2019

    A detailed look at the consequences magic bestows upon Timothy "normal" life in London. Readers can relate to his desparate attempts to balance his destiny with the relationships in his life. Read Full Review

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