Review: Acursian Chapter 23
It is always profound when characters enter that turning point. When they make a choice which upends everything, leaving the reader to gasp. This is when we often question where the writer is taking us. Some of them are well-treaded steps, as you can often find parallels within the Hero’s journey.
The most memorable example that comes to mind is in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. The movie is probably the most loved amongst movie fans. The choice Indy makes at the end, comes out of wisdom and resolve. In Acursian Chapter 23, we find Charlie making a life-altering choice.
We open up on Rory reuniting with Charlie and Nate, as they try to figure out how to fix the timeline. We also find Bregon, abandoned by Rory, summoning his Dark Army, as he plots to take over control of the island from his sisters. We also find Bregon and Rory at Charlie’s ancestral home. We soon find Charlie and Rory back in the Witches Realm, giving up the necklace to get Allison back. By issue’s end, Charlie outsmarts the witch, but the Fates have war at their door.
Overall, Acursian Chapter 23 is an excellent entry that gives the story some real stakes. The story by John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis is rewarding. The art by the creative team is alluring. Altogether, it’s a chapter in the story that adds some excitement.
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