Charismagic: The Death Princess #2 Review

Does this feature still have some of its proverbial magic left or should fans do what they can to avoid this mini-series?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Aspen:

Explore the breathtaking world of Charismagic by journeying back to its ancient origins!

Kon and his collection of magical entities learn the hard truth that saving the world means first trusting one another, as the group is divided over the inclusion of the magic-stealing Samsun. Meanwhile, The Death Princess, along with Serké, gather an army of the most capable human slaves they can muster in preparation for the group’s impending arrival at her castle—where the battle for the future of mankind will be decided!

Whether you’ve been enjoying Charismagic up to this point or not this little tale is good enough to warrant your attention.  Sure there are some rough spots here and there but for the most part this is an absolutely engaging ride from beginning to end.

The script by Vince Hernandez is just as solid as it honestly needs to be as it continues to weave a simple but layered tale of deception, revenge and some necessary sacrifices.  We have our primary cast of good wizards going to fight the big bad one but beyond that we have humor, loss, struggle and occasionally some serious action.  For the most part the narrative does exactly what it needs to in order to sell its authenticity but a few times it did feel bogged down by an overabundance of text.

Emilio Lopez handles the art and to be frank it’s the biggest selling point for this comic book.  His pencil strokes find a way to convey a visceral visual experience that realizes not just the characters but the creatures and the world around them. From the first panel to the last page this talent effortlessly realizes a look that raises the overall quality of this adventure as it marches toward its cliffhanger finish.

Charismagic: The Death Princess #2 is a fun jaunt that suffers from a bit too many words, but beyond that this title still comes recommended.

3.5/5

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