Review: The Magical Twins

Bruce Lee’s Game of Death is one of those movies, riddled with what-ifs, mostly because of the auteur. There have been articles and documentaries made of this movie, as he did not live long enough to see it to the end. To the average moviegoer, the movie may seem like an average Kung-Fu movie, with enough kicks, punches, and blood to feel action packed. For those of us, who were pretty much obsessed with Bruce Lee, it feels as though he would have said more, as the movie itself is a metaphor for life.

The biggest lesson I extrapolated from the movie, that life changes, and for you to live successfully, you must adapt.  At every floor of the movie, he had to adapt his style, to live long enough to get to the next floor.  Most stories, usually involve a journey, where the hero changes, but very few, have it where the hero can’t use any of weapons. In Alejandro Jodorowsky and Georges Bess’ epic The Magical Twins, this very dilemma plagues the protagonists.

Within the first few pages, an evil invades a enchanted kingdom of Kether, where the King, has recently been taken, but before he is he leaves a message for his children, emboldening them to undertake a rites of passage journey. Unfortunately for them and what their mother, the Queen most feared, they may have gotten soft, and the most glaring condition of the journey, is that they undertake the venture without the use of their magical powers. Much like Bruce Lee’s character in Game of Death, they adapt to every obstacle. By book’s end, their biggest obstacle, proves to be substantial but for the reason neither the Twins would even think of.

Overall, a great coming of age tale, that proves comics can tell stories for all ages. The story by Jodorowsky is exciting, fast paced, and abbreviated enough for the target audience. The art by Bess is luminous. Altogether, a trip most young reader will enjoy.

Story: Alejandro Jodorowsky Art: Georges Bess
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy