From Aspen Comics, Vince Hernandez, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez, Josh Reed.
Every person has those “facts” in their head. The ones that must be true but there is no way to be sure, nor anyway to look up the source. My favorite is this: Sword fighters hate fighting someone who has never picked up a sword before. You would think they would hate facing another skilled swordsman. But no. Trained fighters have a style that can be predicted somewhat. On the other side, the untrained can attack from strange unpredictable angles.
Such it is with Hank within this comic.
Hank has become a part of this larger world of magic so seamlessly that we forget he is very much still new to it. He is not aware of how things are “supposed” to be done. This handicap becomes a blessing in the comic’s finale when he…. Well. That would be telling. Without ruining the finale of the book, it is really quite brilliant.
It is also, unfortunately, the last issue of Charismagic any of us will see until November. In just six issues Aspen Comics have given us a franchise with unlimited potential. The final page of the issue is an “Oh my God” cliffhanger worthy of your favorite TV show ever right before it goes on a nearly year long break between seasons.
An ancient evil, a new hero, a beautiful strong woman, fights, magic, amazing cats both large and small, and the final promise of something bigger. Seriously, what doesn’t this comic have? You know what it doesn’t have? Excuses. There are absolutely no excuses for you to not be buying this comic along with all past and future issues of Charismagic. I don’t want to hear it.