Books of Magic #15

Writer: Kat Howard Artist: Tom Fowler Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

For months, as his magical abilities have grown, the edges of Tim Hunter's mind have been haunted by a vision of his future older Tim Hunter who's grown to become a living nightmare. So with his friends turning away from him and the magical law officers of the other side on his trail, what will Tim do when that nightmare steps out into our world?

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jan 17, 2020

    Books of Magic is a harrowing read as Tim is on a razor's edge. On one side is untold levels of greatness for the world...and on the other is its utter destruction. This tension is a driving force in the book and it's absolutely riveting. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jan 4, 2020

    Overall, Books of Magic #15 is a solid book in the series. It is not the best, and it is not the worst, (that was last month). I trust Kat and I think you should too. This is clearly the start of something big. Pick this up and get reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 1, 2020

    The art continues to be fantastic. The detail in the characters is amazing and there are some great visual moments that relay the mystical world that Howard is creating with these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 1, 2020

    It hasn't gotten the hype of some of the other books in the line, but it may be the most compelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 7, 2020

    Books of Magic continue to show us a number of changes now that Tim has made his choice and it was expected that the ramifications would start to show quick and fast. Kat Howard is delivering on that while giving us a Tim that's not quite aware of just how blunt some of the manipulations are against him. It's fun to watch and to see the ripple effects at school with friends and peers while also waiting for more of the world of magic to step into things. Tom Fowler continues to do some great stuff here and I love that we've had such a solidly consistent artist since the beginning and that he's able to keep such an engaging work flowing as he has. Definitely an all-star on this book that works really well with Howard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Jan 21, 2020

    Another clever gear change, which adds the new pervasive threat to the story and amps up the drama level perfectly. Dark foreboding times are ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 2, 2020

    Threats continue to mount against Tim Hunter who is oblivious to most of them. This issue succeeds in building up tension even while not neccessarily progressing the plot very much. This arc promises to be a really good one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jan 1, 2020

    Writer Kat Howard portrays Tim and his future counterpart beautifully in this issue. Each has their own distinct personality, yet retain the qualities that make readers enjoy the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Jan 1, 2020

    Tim is a hard protagonist to connect with because his behavior is so offputting, and that's proving to be a real problem for Books of Magic. Read Full Review

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