Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Books of Magic #2 by Kat Howard - Comic Book Review
From the publisher: Tim embraces his access to magic, trying to do as much as he can as quickly as his power will let him. Overwhelmed by enthusiasm and impatience, he ignores Dr. Rose’s warnings and fails to consider the consequences of his actions. And they could be dire.
Books of Magic #2 by Kat Howard picks up where the previous issue left off. Dr. Rose has encouraged Tim Hunter to learn magic, and Tim has been trying to read the books, which have no ink on them unless he is ready to read it, or something to that effect.
So, a couple of things are going on in this issue. One, Dr. Rose is chasing and fighting some sort of monster/evil/bad magic thing. In the other, Tim is beginning to learn how to use his magic, but is in a hurry and lacks experience. Add to that the fact that Tim desperately wants to find his mother while another group/cabal wants to find him, and you've got the makings of a problem.
At this point, I don't know what to think of Books of Magic. Howard hasn't hooked me yet, and I keep waiting to get invested in the characters. They are kind of cardboard-ish, and there isn't a lot to make them stand out. I know it's still early on, but I just don't care enough right now. I will hang in there for another couple of issues, but if I'm not drawn in soon, I'm going to bail.
Overall, Books of Magic #2 by Kat Howard is just okay. There is still some introduction going on, and it's a decent starting spot, but I'm not intrigued enough yet to make a long term commitment to this series. Give it a shot if you like Vertigo books, but be cautioned.
I received a preview copy of this book from Vertigo and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.