Image Comics 2017
Written by Charles Soule
Illustrated by Ryan Browne
Coloured by Michael Garland (with Ryan Browne & Michael Parkinson)
Lettered by Chris Crank
Alright so Wizord has turned his back on Lord Sizzajee and now he’s paying the price, in more ways than one. Back home Ruby is pissed off and we see a little bit of why that is though let’s face it the real reason women feel scorned by men are not things we are privy to. Still she’s hellbent on now serving Lord Sizzajee by killing her former lover and doing everything possible to give herself the advantage to accomplish that.
The opening here is magnificent in the terms that both Charles and Ryan get to show their storytelling skills in creating something that shows off the present and the past and fuels the fires of revenge. There’s a real excitement and charge to what we see here and while it’s totally eye catching it’s also really got that depth to it that stays with you. Plus even though her eyes are completely white somehow they can still mesmerise with their anger so well done boys!
Since Cornwall is now dead his domain was left unguarded and open for seizing. Well he’s got a lot of cherubs but seriously what use are they? So after seeing what Sizzajee did last issue he doesn’t have the juice to send Ruby to kill Wizord instead he wants her to turn back the Tigers making a play for Cornwall’s domain. Which is kind of perfect really this gives us a chance to get see more of The Hole World as well see what kind of warrior and woman Ruby has become.
I have to admit I am a big fan of the way Charles structures his stories. It’s nice to see that Sizzajee is so wrapped up in this that he didn’t think through his actions first. I mean if I wanted someone dead that badly that he’d cast that spell i’d have sent someone to Earth first and instructed them to wait till the spell took root. Instead because of the emotions involved we are where we are and that’s a nice natural reaction. Even if we are dealing with these insanely powerful magic users.
Also it gives us a chance to see more of Wizord. I don’t think i’m much of a fan of this pity party version but hey a man’s got to reach rock bottom before he can pull himself up and reach for the top again right? Plus with how this issue ends i’m sure he’s going to need all the bluster he can muster for when Ruby comes over. His familiar Margaret the Koala should have been the first clue though I mean if there was no connection to magic on Earth she’d be just another animal and yet she’s here drinking and talking away. No one thinks of that do they no things have to play out differently which is okay.
I love this because it’s over the top and all kinds of crazy. That Wizord’s beard is now fake and keeps falling off makes me laugh hysterically and makes me wish he’d ditch it for good, I mean he was a hot daddy type before now he’s even hotter without it.
I am having so much fun with this series so far it’s a great distraction from real life in so many ways. That it has the ability to pull you into what’s happening and lose yourself in it is it’s own magical ability.