Sunday, April 23, 2017

Curse Words #4 Review (Image)

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Ryan Browne
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 19, 2017
Review by: Josh Vermillion

I enjoyed the first three issues enough, but I can’t say that I was particularly sold on the series at that point. Ryan Browne’s art looked great, but there was something about the story that just hasn’t grabbed me yet. I was intrigued by the ending of the last issue and Wizord’s quest to find more magic, so let’s see if that intrigue carried over into a good issue this month.

This issue picks up right where the last one left off, with Ruby Stitch coming through into our world to come after a de-powered Wizord. She shouldn’t have much trouble taking him out since he doesn’t have his powers, but Sizzajee warns her that he may be difficult to find, since he can’t see Wizord after severing the flow of magic.

Wizord discovered last issue that there are places of magic scattered around the earth, so he is going to go and try to siphon this magic into himself so that he can take on the next magical assassin. When he gets back to his Freedom Tower to find Margaret’s notebook, the mayor of New York City is waiting for him with an FBI agent and an Interpol agent. The mayor is in awe of Wizord, but the Interpol agent really doesn’t trust him and starts telling him that he’s not a hero and he’s no good for the world.

Wizord slips out mid-rant and takes off with Margaret towards Hollywood, the first place of magic he’s going to visit. When they arrive at the Gothic Castle for a magic show, Wizord doesn’t believe that it’s real magic or that he can gain any power here. After a while, though, he gets into the show the magician is putting on and feels the power flowing into himself, eventually powering him up enough to grow his beard back in full.

On the way back to New York, the pilot announces that a tsunami is headed right for the coast of California that they just left. Wizord portals out of the plane and uses his newly gained magic to dispel the tsunami and save the people. This is great and all, but it leaves him powerless to defend himself against Ruby Stitch, who blasts him and tells him that she volunteered to come get him.

This issue was a little bit slower paced than the first three, and it gives us a good look into Wizord and how he wants to be a good guy and save people. The art is still fantastic all the way through the issue, and I love the way the team colors the book.
Bits and Pieces:
I had a whole lot of fun reading this issue. While it may have been setup for a battle next month, it was enjoyable to read and great to look at. I’m more excited to read the next issue than I have been so far in the series. Bring on more Wizord.


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