Charismagic (vol.2) #3 Review

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but does this fantastical romp have enough going on to make you care if they succeed or fail?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Aspen:

Be prepared because everything you thought you knew about magic is about to vanish!

The group reunites at the House of Illusions and finally unlocks the secrets of the mysterious wooden box that nearly cost Hank and Kenny their lives. Yet, the true reveal of its power quickly becomes evident, as the group enters an entirely new realm‹one that will take them to new heights beyond their wildest imagination. However, their trail is not hard to follow, especially for Torgan, the magical lion made of fire!

When I first started covering this franchise I had no idea what to expect.  I knew it was magically based but beyond that I felt like a fish out of water.  After three issues I can honestly say I’m floored by the concepts and I can’t wait to see what happens next in this zany adventure.

The script by Vince Hernandez may not be the most text heavy or insightful piece of work on the market but the author certainly knows his audience.  The results of the latest outing are good, as the scribe puts our chief protagonists in some precariously amusing situations.  By the time fans flip to the end they’re sure to be a bit disappointed by the rather brief length but nonetheless I’ll bet they’ll be grinning ear to ear due to where the narrative concludes.

Vincenzo Cucca handles the art and the whimsical nature of his drawings are sure to cultivate a following.  As a whole I found his work to be just as good as it has been, as he offered up a quality that instantly allowed me to by into the out of this world occurrences.  There were some moments where I was a bit let down by some visual elements therein but these minor hiccups did little to sully the experience.

Charismagic (vol.2) #3 is a really good book that earns a recommendation.

4/5

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