Books of Magic #17

Writer: Kat Howard Artist: Tom Fowler, Craig A. Taillefer Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
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Tim's doppelgänger has proven to be a surprisingly seductive ally...but he'll do anything it takes to stay here in our world! With Tim's troubles mounting, he has to ask himself: What if he just gave his older self what he wants?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Feb 27, 2020

    Books of Magic #17 proves that, without a doubt Books of Magic is the best book in the Sandman Universe. I can't express how much I love it. The pacing is breakneck, but the story is a slow burn. It makes not a lick of sense, I know. Maybe I am just under a spell or something, but if you are not reading Books of Magic, you are missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 26, 2020

    Tom Fowler impresses with the art throughout this issue. From the awesome backgrounds to the expressive characters, there is a lot to enjoy visually in this issue. Fowler expertly conveys the desolation, isolation and chilly atmosphere of the world and I can't wait to see what he does next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Feb 26, 2020

    A deep dive into the psyche of a protagonist at war with himself, BOOKS OF MAGIC #17 hits it out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 26, 2020

    It's the most straightforward of the Sandman Universe books, and one of the most compelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 3, 2020

    Books of Magic feels like it's at this point where things matter. That's not to say they didn't before but what it's dong now is something where there's some forward progress and that at the end of the arc things should not be the same. Tim's always needed forward movement but the game has been to provide just enough without really changing anything. I keep hoping we're closer and closer to real change and Kat Howard's giving me more of that hope with this storyline. I really like what's going on here and I'm loving what Fowler and Louise bring to the visual side of it even if it's light on magic overall. It's got a neat feeling and the entire wintry world looks fantastic. Can't wait to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Feb 26, 2020

    Books of Magic has been relatively inconsistent due in part to the enduring legacy of the original miniseries of the same name. However, Kat Howard and Tom Fowler's decompressed storytelling continues to serve as a strength, as with issue #17 the creators appear to have a tighter, more focused grasp of the story they are attempting to tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 26, 2020

    A new high mark for the series. Read Full Review

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