Books of Magic #20

Writer: David Barnett Artist: Tom Fowler, Craig A. Taillefer Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.2Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

If Tim and his newfound crush wish to escape the pan-dimensional pandemonium of Festival, they're going to have to reckon with the man who's trying to turn it to his own purposes-and heal a psychic wound that was inflicted before Tim was even born!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 26, 2020

    Books of Magic #20 is, well, magic. I know that David Barnett wanted to give Tim a break from the madness and give him something fun. I appreciate it. It isn't super stressful, but the danger was real and once again, Tim proves he is the best of all bespectacled boy magicians. There is even a joke about that in this issue. I laughed out loud. His time in the Dreaming was welcome and we shall all welcome him back again whenever he wants to visit I am sure, but next month, we get back to things as they were left. Baddies are coming for Tim and now he has a girlfriend, so as we know, when the hero has a partner, things get complicated. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jun 23, 2020

    Barnett's script in this issue and last's provides readers with a more lighthearted tale to provide balance to the previous arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 30, 2020

    I'm definitely going to miss Books of Magic when it was gone because I had hoped they were finally going to give Tim a chance to start growing up and become more active in this, especially with this whole Sandman Universe imprint that's now becoming nothing at all by all appearances. Barnett has some good fun with this storyline as the dialogue is enjoyable, the flow works well, the flashbacks are handled right, and I mostly like the resolution outside of what Izzy does – but more so because it's wiped away. Between that and some solid as always artwork from the team, it's a good book with a good conclusion to this two-part storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Jun 24, 2020

    It's familiar territory, but it's well-executed and done with charm, and Tom Fowler, as usual, draws the hell out of every moment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jun 30, 2020

    As it stands, Books of Magic #20 is a solid story with solid art, but like Tim Hunter, it has potential to be greater. Read Full Review

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