Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II

Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II

The trap around Rowan Black continues to close, with the Hammer closing in on one side and the Ascension now in motion on the other. But the ultimate wound may not be wielded by magick, but instead delivered via the heart. Collecting issues 6 through 11 of the critically-acclaimed series by New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT....

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Title:Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II
Author:Greg Rucka
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Black Magick, Vol. 2
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:136 pages pages

Black Magick, Vol. 2: Awakening II Reviews

  • Steven
    Jun 06, 2018
    Not as thrilled with Vol. 2. Moving too slow as a lot of back story is brought in and a lot of space is devoted to the opposing forces. The story and the art is most alive when Rowan is on the page and she is missing for long chunks at a time. Always a challenge to expand the story and...
  • Geonn Cannon
    May 16, 2018
    A really good story, and I love Rowan, but the real draw here is the art (haha, puns). I honestly could care less what the story is so long as Nicola Scott is drawing it. Fortunately when she's drawing a Greg Rucka story, you get the best of both worlds. ...
  • David Schaafsma
    Jul 27, 2018
    I really liked the first volume of this series, which I read almost TWO YEARS AGO, ugh. But it is a testament to the quality of the series that, when I saw the second volume at the library, I took it home and read it in one sitting. Today. I don?t know that much of Greg Rucka?s sup...
  • Craig
    Jul 24, 2018
    Still enjoying this, though it does seem to be moving at a glacial pace. Artwork is great, with tiny little splashes of color for emphasis (or to signal the bad guys), leading to full-on explosions of color when the witches do battle. I wish this would move along a bit more, story-wise...
  • Jennifer
    May 19, 2018
    I'm still intrigued by this story, though it feels like it's developing slowly. I think that the reason why I enjoy it most is the mood that the series sets with the mostly grayscale art that has color accents, and the fact that it manages to work, even though it combines things that m...
  • Ma'Belle
    Sep 07, 2018
    I low key hoped this volume would wrap up the story, but it stayed strong and could easily get another solid volume or more out of the pieces at play. ...
  • Anne
    May 28, 2018
    This has turned into a title that I actively stalk for new volumes. It's beautifully drawn and I love the little splashes of color that get painted in for emphasis. Wow! Just...wow! Rowan's backstory gets a bit of illumination, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way these witches li...
  • Alan
    Apr 09, 2018
    There is a lot of Rucka's writing that I've read , and that I'm a fan of. There is some that leaves me with mixed feelings/opinions, and that's ok. Not every writer is going to nail it for a reader, even their fans, every time out. But, this series leaves me feeling confused. unlike...
  • Johan
    Jun 27, 2018
    Great artwork in black & white with splashes of colors when magic happens. The story is good, some new characters are introduced, you get some more background information on the main character, there is drama, action and some exciting new developments, and ? for the rest you will...
  • Travis Duke
    Jun 25, 2018
    A stellar volume 2 that really builds on the near perfect story of Black Magick. Rucka does a fantastic job at building on the paranormal crime story from volume 1. I really enjoy the mix of witch craft and crime story and volume 2 takes the story up a notch for sure. New characters ar...
  • Dakota Morgan
    Sep 03, 2018
    Black Magick features amazing art, characters who feel real, and slow, steady world-building that gently differentiates this otherwise familiar tale of witches from other urban fantasies. The only downside, I'd say, is that slow steadiness - while individual issues can be propulsive, w...
  • C.J. Edmunds
    Jun 25, 2018
    The TV show CHARMED introduced me to Wicca but it is stories like these that continue to fuel my fascination with a religion (Yes it is!) that has grown over time and introduced to the modern world not in the middle ages but during the 1940's via an eccentric Englishman by the name of ...
  • Noah Appelbaum
    May 31, 2018
    I burned through this in one sitting, including scanning back through the first book. (This one follows pretty on-the-heels, and it's been a minute.) This was not quite as absolutely perfect as the first trade. Some of the art was a little less totally on point, and the story is rea...
  • Sarah Goodwin
    Jun 11, 2018
    I am so upset that I cannot go out and buy the next issues because they haven't come out yet! Truly I have so far been spoiled by having most of the comics I've read already out and printed in collections. While I still have my gripes about black and white art, I was entranced by th...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Dec 26, 2017
    I?d originally rated this volume 5 wondrous little stars. But. I had a little chat about it with my Nefarious Daughter (aka Little One) and the cunning brat well-intentioned offspring that she is made me realize how grossly overgenerous my original rating was. Ergo: Pre-chat ratin...
  • Zedsdead
    May 25, 2018
    This is a hesitant five stars, as it still feels like a lot of real estate is spent telling not much story. But what I see, I love. Those bad witches are REALLY badass, and color is used in this mostly grayscale style spectacularly well. (view spoiler)[ --Hints that Rowan and her...
  • Cale
    May 26, 2018
    It's been too long since I read the first volume; all the main characters eventually get explained enough for me to recall the main plot points (which are also succinctly detailed on the back cover, so it was my own fault for not reading that first), but I did feel a bit lost for the f...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    Jun 03, 2018
    The second volume of Greg Rucka's Black Magick feels a bit muddled. I have a suspicion that's due to bad organization of the collections, as volume 1 carries directly into volume 2, and that it's something that'll be corrected as the series emerges as a whole. But for now this volume s...
  • Drown Hollum
    Jul 12, 2018
    So it's been TWO YEARS since the last volume. Stoked as I am to pick up this series again, I found myself having forgotten a few important plot points. While this volume really is some top-notch Rucka and Scott, I find myself wondering exactly where the plot is going. We get some new f...
  • Rory Wilding
    May 16, 2018
    Greg Rucka has been known for writing strong female protagonists throughout his bibliography, and yet, while reading his Rebirth run on Wonder Woman during the year of the Wonder Woman movie, he didn?t do justice towards the Amazon princess. However, during that run, he did reunite w...
  • Elizabeth Brenner
    Aug 24, 2018
    Well, it took nearly two years, but volume 2 of Black Magick finally came out! The development of the story is fantastic. In just a handful of issues, a rift develops between Rowan and Morgan, Alex puts herself in the path of a dangerous enemy in an attempt to turn them into an ally, a...
  • Maggie Gordon
    Aug 15, 2018
    Black Magick Volume 2 starts fleshing out its world a bit more, and damn this is an interesting take on witches! The plot is ramping up as well as magical shenanigans get more intense. I really hope there's not a two year gap between this volume and the next as this story deserves a lo...
  • Erica McGillivray
    May 13, 2018
    Continues to be interesting and layered in storytelling. I often find myself wanting more, which I see as a good sign for a continuing series. ...
  • The Lost Dreamer
    Apr 07, 2018
    Still in love with Rowan. The only thing I don't like of this comic is the long time you have to wait to get the next issue. I never get tired of Nicola Scott's art. The way black and white with small touches of color is presented is, simply, too good. Also, totally loving Rowan's orig...
  • Paul Allard
    Jun 17, 2018
    Black Magick Volume 2 Another excellent volume - the plot thickens I really enjoyed this beautifully made comic collection in which Rowan?s life gets a bit more complicated as witch hunters and ?allies? find her. It?s all a bit dark and sinister and well worth a look alt...
  • Danni
    Jul 26, 2018
    This series cannot come out fast enough for me. I'm loving the story! Black Magick is a thrilling mystery novel and witchy novel illustrated to perfection. I can't really describe how awesome it is. JUST READ IT ALREADY! ...
  • Roy
    Jun 02, 2018
    Didn't flow as well as Vol 1. The story developed a little but very slowly. I dont really see where its heading to be honest. I really enjoy the black white grey tones of the art though. ...
  • RB
    Jun 13, 2018
    This is a 3.5/5 If you enjoyed the first volume of "Black Magick", chances are you'll enjoy part two, too - perhaps not as much. The narrative has reached a point where the wonderful mood of the story is being drowned in backstory and the antagonists' world more than time spent with...
  • HFK
    Jul 20, 2018
    The art in Black Magick is breathtakingly gorgeous. Just damn gorgeous, and almost flawless even when many female characters share the same physical traits. All the praise to it. I read the second volume about a month ago, but wanted to give it some time to resonate with me in o...
  • Jakub Kvíz
    Jul 08, 2018
    Black Magick je pro me asi zatim nejmin stravitelna vec od Grega Rucky. Prvni volume sem cetl dvakrat a libilo se mi to az na podruhy. I po druhym volume mam rozporuplny pocity. V prvnim cisle se dockame flashbacku do detstvi Rowan, resp. do dne jejich 13. narozenin, kdy se stava ca...