Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mystic #2 Reviews

Amanda Conner's cover
The mega relaunch of the DC books has taken lots of atention of the media, but those who have taste for good comics and picked Mystic #2 seems like they like it!

IGN Comics UK:
Wilson, Lopez, and the rest of the art team turn in an astounding second installment of this wondrous mini-series that has shown just as much promise as other rebooted Crossgen titles such as Sigil and Ruse. All signs point to this title delivering an equally well-scripted character piece brought to life by incredible art.

A ComicBook blog:
On the art side, David Lopez’s pencils are nice and smooth and pretty to look at.  Coupled with Alvaro Lopez on inks and Nathan Fairbairn’s right, bright colors, the series might be the best looking of the bunch as well.  Of course if the Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts cover doesn’t at least catch your eye on the rack, you might not be looking in the right places because leave it to them to give you a gorgeous cover.

ComicBuzz:
Despite a week with huge blockbuster titles, Mystic was the one that impressed me the most.

PDX Comic Geek:
The artwork is flawless and immediate, granting the perfect vehicle for this narrative. The only fault I can find is that I must wait another month for part 3.

Comic Book Therapy:
The art in this issue continues to impress me. Wonderful vibrant colors and an over all animated feel. I look forward to seeing how the story progreses.

Patrick Shand's Writerly Writings:
The first issue was clearly no fluke. Writer G. Willow Wilson and artist David Lopez continue to bring the pure concentrated awesome in the second issue of Mystic.

The Weekly-crisis
If you're at all a fan of quality storytelling, imaginative narratives, and comics written for all ages, you owe it to yourselves to give this one a gander.

Fantastic fanGirls:
For now, I encourage anyone who might be remotely interested in this kind of story to give it a try – either in issues, which might still be on the stands at your local comic shop, or in the inevitable trade. If you’ve been craving a book about magic, female friendship, plucky orphans, class conflict, or the talent divide between opposites, I assure you that this comic is where you want to be.

There are still a few reviews of Mystic #1 left around too...

Chud.com
As you can see, then, this fantasy story is isn’t interested in helping the reader escape from real world issues! But it’s nevertheless rendered with buckets of charm, thanks in large part to the wonderful, cartoony art of David and Alvaro Lopez.

We are finally cowboys:
The art is cartoony, expressive, and just really damn good. Wilson establishes the characters and the world without losing sight of the actual story, something most writers fail to do. The friendship is poised to shatter because one’s dream was denied and given to the other. This is really good. ****½.

Comics Alliance:
Their facial expressions and body language are top notch. G. Willow Wilson turns in a great script, too, that feels a little like Cinderella with a telegraphed, but still great, twist. I wasn't expecting to be into this series so much, even if I did already like the creative team, because of the steampunk aspect, but the craft put into this book completely turned me around. This is the kind of comic I like to see -- a fresh idea with killer execution.

Long Box Review:
The art, however, is wonderful. David López (pencils), Álvaro López (inks), and Nathan Fairbairn (colors) do a fantastic job at conveying this world in a very accessible manner.

Fight for comics:
I have always loved how well David López’s draws women. He does not over emphasize a characters sex appeal on every panel like so many artists fall victim of on todays stands. Instead he draws characters with huge emotion and life which makes them leap off of the page.

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