RandoMonday: Books of Magic #52

Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection.

Books of Magic #52 by Peter Gross (story & layouts), Temujin (finishes), Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh/Jamison (c), Comicraft (l), and Michael Kaluta (cover)

Sometimes it’s a bit hard to write about a single issue of a series like Books of Magic because it had such a long, overarcing storyline. Regardless, Tim Hunter learns that his father is sending him to a boarding school with his horrible stepbrother, but to soften the blow, daddy tells him to go back to the old neighborhood to talk to his friends. The only problem with that is that none of his old friends care for him anymore, thinking he is the one who hurt their friend Molly (which is true). Meanwhile, Tim is being hunted by a Thomas Currie, who is wanting to find the One True Tim, and he thinks our boy is him. The issue ends with Mr. Currie accepting a position at the same boarding school that Tim will soon attend.

This issue reads as an epilogue to the previous story and as a prelude for what’s to come in the next arc, so it’s probably as close to a done-in-one as this series could get. While I was confused about the events referenced–it having simply been too long since I’ve read this series–I did enjoy the reread, and recall that I enjoyed the search for the One True Tim as the series marched to its inevitable end at issue 75.

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New Comics Order: September 2013

I discuss the following new titles that I ordered from September’s Previews catalog.

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Podcast Episode 24: Creator vs Contract + the New Vertigo 4

Using Chris Roberson’s public exit from DC as a springboard, we discuss the ethics of corporate contracts and what’s fair to the creators (note: we are not lawyers). Then, at about the 59:30 mark, we discuss the four new Vertigo titles (Fairest, Saucer Country, Voodoo Child, & New Deadwardians).

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