Black Magick, Vol. 2 by Greg Rucka

Black Magick, Vol. 2

The trap around Rowan Black continues to close, with the Hammer closing in on one side and the Ascension now in motion on the other. But the ultimate wound may not be wielded by magick, but instead delivered via the heart.Collecting issues 6 through 11 of the critically-acclaimed series by New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT.

Details Black Magick, Vol. 2

TitleBlack Magick, Vol. 2
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Crime, Horror, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Black Magick, Vol. 2

  • Zedsdead
    This is a hesitant five stars, as it still feels like a lot of real estate is spent telling not much story. But what I see, I love. Those bad witches are REALLY badass, and color is used in this mostly grayscale style spectacularly well.(view spoiler)[--Hints that Rowan and her friend Alex have lived many times before and been murdered rather a lot.--Flashback to Rowan's "awakening" ceremony around 13yo, in which she is lowered into a pool and as...
  • Rory Wilding
    Greg Rucka has been known for writing strong female protagonists throughout his bibliography, and yet, while reading his Rebirth run on Wonder Woman during the year of the Wonder Woman movie, he didn’t do justice towards the Amazon princess. However, during that run, he did reunite with artist Nicola Scott, and both are responsible for the Image creator-owned series Black Magick, which has brought out the best in the two creators. Following the...
  • Alan
    There is a lot of Rucka's writing that I've read , and that I'm a fan of. There is some that leaves me with mixed feelings/opinions, and that's ok. Not every writer is going to nail it for a reader, even their fans, every time out.But, this series leaves me feeling confused. unlike his novels (Atticus Kodiak, Queen and Country) or other comics work (White Out, Checkmate, Lazarus), this just feels like a slog through calf high mud. Rucka does a go...
  • Jennifer
    I'm still intrigued by this story, though it feels like it's developing slowly. I think that the reason why I enjoy it most is the mood that the series sets with the mostly grayscale art that has color accents, and the fact that it manages to work, even though it combines things that might not mix well: 80s vibe, noir, witchy magic, and a bit of a horror feel.
  • Geonn Cannon
    A really good story, and I love Rowan, but the real draw here is the art (haha, puns). I honestly could care less what the story is so long as Nicola Scott is drawing it. Fortunately when she's drawing a Greg Rucka story, you get the best of both worlds.
  • Erica McGillivray
    Continues to be interesting and layered in storytelling. I often find myself wanting more, which I see as a good sign for a continuing series.
  • Cale
    It's been too long since I read the first volume; all the main characters eventually get explained enough for me to recall the main plot points (which are also succinctly detailed on the back cover, so it was my own fault for not reading that first), but I did feel a bit lost for the first few pages. Rowan is having issues with both the police and the witch side of her lives, and they are only enhanced by the introduction of the Aira, a group of ...
  • The Lost Dreamer
    Still in love with Rowan. The only thing I don't like of this comic is the long time you have to wait to get the next issue. I never get tired of Nicola Scott's art. The way black and white with small touches of color is presented is, simply, too good. Also, totally loving Rowan's origin story. Rucka, as usual, takes his time before he allows any actual action to take place. But, in this case, the payoff is huge. Also, the relationships between t...
  • Noah Appelbaum
    I burned through this in one sitting, including scanning back through the first book. (This one follows pretty on-the-heels, and it's been a minute.)This was not quite as absolutely perfect as the first trade. Some of the art was a little less totally on point, and the story is really heavy on exposition, I guess to get us to where the book is actually headed plot-wise. Again, I read this all at once with no desire to stop, so these are pretty pe...
  • Fate's Lady
    I'm still interested in the series, but this felt like it had middle book syndrome. It lost narrative momentum and even though it was still good writing, it didn't capture me the way the first book did. It felt like a lot of shuffling to get the plot pieces where they need to be for the next actual event.
  • Mary Beth
    Scott’s remarkably evocative artwork brings Rucka’s creepy but straightforward story to vivid life. The characters’ emotions, the uncanny quality of Rowan’s adversaries, and the delicious sense of foreboding owe so much to Scott—and to Rucka, for stepping back from the telling and trusting her to show.
  • Jamie Connolly
    I really like this series. I’m not sure what I like about it. It’s just nice to read. Enjoyable. I do wish I wouldn’t have to wait 6 years for each volume but that’s ok. I’ll deal with it. 4 stars.
  • Ramon
    Story's moving a little slower than I'd like, but gorgeous art as usual, and the decision to deploy color at very precise moments continues to pay off.
  • Hannah (Peevey) Way
    I looooove this series. The art is so perfect and the look into Rowan’s awakening was awesome. Love all of the new elements in this new volume.
  • rosamund
    Engaging, great characters, BEAUTIFUL art.