|Magic can happen, but only for one of them.|
Patrick Shand's Writerly Writings:
I hope that another storyline follows this one, and that the G. Willow Wilson & David Lopez team comes back to give us more of these characters and this world.
This art team has given us a book that seems to blend in a little Dickensian England with a little Eastern Mysticism.
Mystic is G. Willow Wilson's fantastic mini-series that I wish could go on forever instead of being a mini-series. It may be the best book of the year, due in no small part to the wonderful art by David Lopez and gorgeous colours by Nathan Fairbairn.
Giant Killer Squid:
These panels are just so bright and happy. It’s perfect though: from the over exaggerated differences in the apprentices to the sparkles in the mystical elements. There’s life in the art. There’s a reason I read it as if I were watching an animated film. I just keep turning the page waiting for that song and dance number.
As equally great as the characterization is the art. David López set a high bar in the first issue and has managed to exceed it with each subsequent installment. His ability to convey raw human emotion – or someone trying to hide their feelings – is uncanny. The characters live and breathe on the page and earn some true reader empathy thanks to his talented hands. He even makes you feel bad for the wayward robot as it crawls on its hands and knees oozing corrupted aether from its mouth.
In the previous two issues, Wilson did a great job of intertwining the stories of Giselle and her sister Genevieve, but here Viv is missing for all but a single page. Viv is acknowledged and missed by her sister, but her absence is felt. However, it is a credit to Wilson's ability to create a character so endearing that you miss her when she is gone.
The Weekly Crisis:
I have fallen head over heels in love with this mini-series. While my constant clamouring for all age titles might get a little old, that doesn't change how good this book has been. The story of Giselle and Felice has been charming as all get out, and I can't help but smile when I see this book roll around on the solicitations.
ACB, A Comic Book Blog:
If there’s one thing that worries me is that there’s only one more issue left in the series.
This is hands down one of the most impressive new titles on the shelves. Amazing art, immersive plotting and even a chuckle or two.
Covers to Sleep Under:
Lopez is an undisputed master of facial expressions, and as such, the emotions of each character come at you unapologetically. And it’s so, so good.