Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II (Black Magick #2)

Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II (Black Magick #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....

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Title:Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II (Black Magick #2)
Author:Greg Rucka
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Black Magick, Vol. 2
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:136 pages pages

Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II (Black Magick #2) Reviews

  • Steven
    Jun 06, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

  • Geonn Cannon
    May 16, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

  • Jennifer
    May 19, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

  • Pturingan
    Jun 09, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

    Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly re...

  • Anne
    May 28, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

  • Scott
    Jun 09, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

    Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly re...

    She?s a witch! She?s a cop! There?s a super creepy little girl! Great art BTW ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Engaging, great characters, BEAUTIFUL art. ...

    An enjoyable continuance that adds depth to the characters we met in Vol 1. Nicola Scott's artwork is just phenomenal. ...

  • Jacob
    Jun 11, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

  • Alan
    Apr 09, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

  • Fate's Lady
    May 25, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

  • Sophia
    Jun 14, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

  • Noah Appelbaum
    May 31, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

  • Mary Beth
    May 28, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

  • Sarah Goodwin
    Jun 11, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Dec 26, 2017

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

  • Lora
    Jun 18, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

    Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly re...

    She?s a witch! She?s a cop! There?s a super creepy little girl! Great art BTW ...

  • Zedsdead
    May 25, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

  • Cale
    May 26, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

  • Shannon Appelcline
    Jun 03, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

  • Hannah (Peevey) Way
    Mar 31, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

    Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly re...

    She?s a witch! She?s a cop! There?s a super creepy little girl! Great art BTW ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Rory Wilding
    May 16, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

  • Erica McGillivray
    May 13, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • The Lost Dreamer
    Apr 07, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

  • Paul Allard
    Jun 17, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

  • Mithun Gangopadhyay
    Mar 08, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

    Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly re...

    She?s a witch! She?s a cop! There?s a super creepy little girl! Great art BTW ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Engaging, great characters, BEAUTIFUL art. ...

    An enjoyable continuance that adds depth to the characters we met in Vol 1. Nicola Scott's artwork is just phenomenal. ...

    ...

  • Roy
    Jun 02, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

  • RB
    Jun 13, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

  • Meredith
    May 09, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

    Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly re...

    She?s a witch! She?s a cop! There?s a super creepy little girl! Great art BTW ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Engaging, great characters, BEAUTIFUL art. ...

    An enjoyable continuance that adds depth to the characters we met in Vol 1. Nicola Scott's artwork is just phenomenal. ...

    ...

    ...

  • rosamund
    May 18, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

    Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly re...

    She?s a witch! She?s a cop! There?s a super creepy little girl! Great art BTW ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Engaging, great characters, BEAUTIFUL art. ...

  • Ramon
    Apr 30, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

    Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly re...

    She?s a witch! She?s a cop! There?s a super creepy little girl! Great art BTW ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Jamie Connolly
    May 24, 2018

    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...

    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...

    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...

    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 w...

    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...

    ? Book 1: Black Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening ????? ...

    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 m...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...

    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...

    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 f...

    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...

    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...

    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 orig...

    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 rea...

    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...

    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 th...

    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 tellin...

    The art is still incredible, the plot thickens in creepy and intriguing ways, but it's been over two years since I read the first TPB and they don't spend any time going over what happened in past issues so I'm going to need a refresher. ...

    Public library copy. I will no doubt buy this book as I own the first volume. Read volume 1 a long time ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details of the first volume. Love the art but was confused at who was who as the similarity between the protagonist's sister Alex and her co partner's wi...

    Things are heating up and I'm glad that this series is back. Rucka and Scott took a break from this to do a year's worth of Wonder Woman issues but now that their run there is done, they're free to resume this excellent series. If you like a good urban fantasy series, this is highly re...

    She?s a witch! She?s a cop! There?s a super creepy little girl! Great art BTW ...

    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. ...