Mystik U #2

by Batmanaruto on February 01, 2018

Writer: Alisa Kwitney
Artist: Michael Norton
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Publisher: DC Comics

When I read issue 1 of this series I did enjoy the issue, however I did think that the story took up more pages than was necessary. I felt that it stretched out the story with the green blob character, when it could have been a lot more concise. With this issue, the story is much better done and doesn’t feel over stretched.
One of the strengths of this book is that it forgets the original Malevolence idea. As negative as this sounds, it is actually as a positive as it uses the Malevolence idea to encase the story being told. The Malevolence is prominent at the beginning and the end, but the story in between is really interesting.
While the last issue was an introduction to the side characters this issue focuses a lot more on Zatanna. It focuses on how she struggled with magic and also her life at Mystik U. As she does struggle with magic she is presented with an alternative that would help her, but she would have to join a sorority which was more like a cult. It also focuses on the developing relationship between her and Sebastian. Sebastian is worried about harming her because of his demonic powers. The relationship is presented in a sweet way, so when they finally get together it feels rewarding.
In conclusion, the shifted focus off of the Malevolence to me was a good idea, as I never really felt that the idea was strong or really that intriguing. Instead if the book decided to focus on the students at Mystik U and their daily lives it would make for a better series in my opinion. The creative team have impressed me thus far with this series so maybe the Malevolence can be presented in an interesting way.

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