Review: Acursian #2
As a longtime fan of Wonder Woman, I was glad to see the live-action interpretation on the big screen. I had heard of the last attempt at a TV show, which excited me because of who played her but disappointed once the script leaked online. Most people my age group remember the after school reruns of the show that Linda Carter starred in. Then there was her part in Superfriends, which gave her a bit of dimension that wasn’t on the live-action show.
Then I saw the animated movie done in 2009, which the most current movie, borrows heavily from. That was the hero that I grew up reading in comic books. The first time I saw Themiscyra it was everything I imagined it would be and more. In the second chapter of Acursian, we find a bit of the mythology which shares some powerful roots much like Wonder Woman and the Amazons.
We are taken to the Isle of Shadows where the witches reside as well as every young witch in this world. As we meet some young witches, Effie, Ceillech, Connell, and Bregon, one who will be queen one day, as they play with their pets as we find out that they hold powerful talismans which controls the passage of time. As Bregon goes on a hunt with his hunting dog, a terrible accident occurs, leaving him to use the dagger of time to bring her back but at a terrible cost. By issue’s end, in modern-day, the dagger of time, has wreaked havoc, causing Charlie’s father to take drastic measures.
Overall, an exciting issue which ups the ante. The story by the creative team is awesome. The art by the creative team is incandescent. Altogether, a story which ratchets up the action, every single time.
Story: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis Art: Beni Lobel and Tommy Lee Edwards
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy