Reviews Comments: It Makes Sense in Context.. in Webcomic Form
It Makes Sense in Context.. in Webcomic Form
There really is no easy way to adequately describe Magick Chicks, especially in only 400 words or less, but I'm gonna try anyway. What we have here, is an ongoing Urban Fantasy Spin-Off from Eerie Cuties. So, if you like that one, you're bound to love this one. It's essentially a genre mashup blending, slice-of-life, highschool hi-jinks, comedy, action, and drama... with a side of fanservice. So if you expect Chaste Teens, or celibate heroines, consider yourselves warned: These teenagers act like teenagers. Meaning, they date and yes, they have sex. Off-panel, of course. You usually won't see much more than a heavy makeout scene (if that) and partial nudity. But, in keeping with its PG-13 rating, all naughty bits are cleverly hidden from view. If you can deal with that, there's plenty to like, from the animesque art style, by Gisele Lagace and Cassandra Wedeking, an empowered cast of characters - including: witches, espers, and badass normals - and the occasional crossovers with its parent series. For those of you wondering if you need to read both comics to fully understand Magick Chicks, the answer is "no". You can read it on its own and still get it. Though you'll get more out of it, if you do. That said, the real draw of the series, are the compelling mysteries that drive its plot. There's the mystery that surrounds Melissa's true nature, you'll want to know about the wand in her possession, and the enigmatic girl, who has a habit of appearing in other people's dreams, or their subconsciousness, and occasionally, in person - among others. All of which has spawned theories, speculation, and WMG'ing among its readership. Oh, and our heroines have to keep the fact that they're a trio of witches under wraps, since they're attending a school for monster hunters in training. Including an overeager blonde dingbat, you'll grow to love and an uber-powered esper, who puts the "smug" in Smug Super, who's one of the comic's most divisive characters. If you're looking for a new webcomic to read, give this one a try. It's Better Than It Sounds. Really.
Good review. Of the three Eerie Cuties-verse series (EC, MC Dangerously Chloe), this is far and ahead the most sophisticated and least pandering. Sadly, EC has degenerated into one predictable transformation joke after another, and DC was little more than that (plus even more gratuitous fanservice) from the beginning. Although T Campbell (of Penny and Aggie fame) is credited as editor for all three comics (plus the three constituting the Ménage à 3-verse... note that David Lumsdon writes all of the above), I strongly suspect he has a much more active hand in Magic Chicks.
comment #23026 AliceMacher 25th Jan 14
@AliceMacher - Thanks. Magick Chicks is definitely my favorite of the three C-verse comics, for the reasons covered in the review, with EerieCuties (for its mixture of comedy-horror, slice-of-life, and occasional drama) being in close second. I haven't been able to get into Dangerously Chloe yet, since I was never a fan of Chloe's character. It's not that I dislike her, she just never had much of a presence, or personality, in EC. She was just sorta "there", so it surprised me when I saw she'd gotten her own Spin-Off. So far, nothing about the cast, or setting has piqued my interest. As for Magick Chicks, I can't waiti to see how the current arc involving Cerise plays out. I never thought one of the protagonists would eventually become a villainess and take over the school, after attempting to kill her friends along with the student council! Did. NOT. See that coming.
comment #23028 MiinU 25th Jan 14
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