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The Magic Order #1

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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  431 ratings  ·  47 reviews
We live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians—sworn to protect our world for generations—must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night, they a ...more
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published June 13th 2018 by Image
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Sam Quixote
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Gob Bluth is why I can’t take magicians in fiction seriously anymore - in the best possible way, because Arrested Development is too damn funny! But y’know what? Surprisingly, The Magic Order #1 wasn’t abracada-bad. Even more shocking - this was written by Hack Millar! Quite the trick indeed.

So, despite thinking this was going to be a blatant copy of those pitiful magic/heist Now You See Me movies (years of reading Millar’s derivative output has conditioned me to expect the worst), The Magic Or
May 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of The Magicians
COP: "What kind of person gets arrested at a five-year-old's birthday party?"

CORDELIA: "The magician, obviously."

COP: How the hell does that even happen? You're supposed to be in there making balloon animals and shit."

CORDELIA: "Well, I guess it all took a turn for the worse when the mother caught me fucking her husband in the kitchen. She threw a punch. I hit her back. Next thing you know, we're wrestling on a bouncy castle and some kid's having an asthma attack. I think the moral of the story
This is published by Netflix which is kind of strange, no?

Promising start at least.
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am not a Comic Book fan. I don't know who Mark Millar is, and I haven't read a lot of comics to be a fair reviewer. However, I absolutely loved this comic! It is so far very captivating and looks well designed.

It is very difficult to write a good story in just 30 odd pages but the Magic Order impresses you. It feels like Harry Potter for grown ups. The comic in a way solves my biggest critique of the HP series that it is more suited for kids and grown ups who read grimdark would find it mild.
Jedi JC Daquis
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Magic Order has that mature Fantastic Beasts vibe which I'd definitely watch in Netflix.

Besides that Facebook AR gimmick in the front cover, I bought this because Mark Millar always deliver a good first issue in his series. The Magic Order is no exception to that. It gives its readers that otherworldly vibe so real that it might just be existing in this world, bit we normal people kuat don't know it. This first issue is solid, smartly-written amd most of all, an enjoyable read.

The plot eleme
Wow! Impressive! The artwork is super amazing, and the whole book has that Fantastic Beasts vibe which is irresistible. Great story, not the first time I've come across orders and magicians being hunted down but I have a good feeling about this one. ...more
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting twist to magicians.
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic
This new series is Netflix’s first foray into the comic book world…and I’ve got to say I’m impressed. They managed to land Mark Millar for the series, who’s done some incredible series in the past (no pun intended there), so it isn’t terribly surprising, but it is nice.
This series had no fear of starting out with a bang. Not literally, but it does start with a major move that’ll immediately grab your attention. I also enjoyed the magic system, what we’ve seen of it so far. I’m curious to see w
Siona St Mark
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics-manga, image
There were aspects of this I found really interesting, but I just don't have an desire to continue this. If it were an actual TV show on Netflix I might watch it, but as a comic I just don't care enough. ...more
Chris Thompson
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great debut issue! It has some shocking violence, cool magic, and the beginnings of strong character development and world-building. The art is also fantastic. I’m excited for this.
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-issues
This was interesting. Real strong first issue, I think this has a lot of potential, gonna be picking up issue #2 for sure.
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I consider myself as big as a Mark Millar fan as anyone, but I am a bit perplexed by the news of more Kick-A** and Kingsman movies being ordered. Surely, we are running out of steam on these franchises. This is on top of Millar partnering with Netflix for what is called the First Netflix Graphic Novel- the Magic Order.

I don't really know what that means, my comic shop owner friend said he got traffic for The Magic Order that he never seen before. So, it apparently worked.

I just think we have rea
Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
It's official... I've seen my first comic book penis. I'm not going to go into details, but it was weird. Not the penis per se, but the shapeshifter impersonating the naked man... Why did he know what that man's penis looked like? Moving on!

I think I'm going to read the next issue before making a decision, but I'm still on the fence. I liked the dysfunctional family dynamic, and I'm curious if they end up working together to fight this new threat.

The new threat wasn't very subtle, but their met
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Image Comics for the digital ARC

Millar has created a violent and captivating world, full of dark magic and sorcery, that would make Harry Potter turn tail and run.
I cannot wait to see what Issue #2 holds and luck for us, we only have to wait a month.
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing mind-warping art (yeah...the clothing caused several back-and-forth page flips), great writing that you is only going to get more complex and insane, and the overall feeling that this is going to be something special.

Clever, clever, clever. Roll on issue 2.
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The storyline's really good, the art is beautiful and catchy, it sounds promissing! ...more
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
There’s a lot of cliches here but the premise intrigued me and I’m particularly interested in Gabriel as a character. Wish it was a little less hokey with the mask-wearing super villain and the magneto-esque “evil” witch and her coderie, but I’m interested to see where this goes.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, graphic-novels
I was expecting something more than what felt like a fairly standard urban fantasy plot device. Maybe that comes later?
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Three stars is probably the right rating for this title, but I'm having a difficult time wading through my biases to be sure I'm being fair.

I came across a copy in my reading pile. Which was annoying because, despite being somewhat intrigued by it, I had not wanted to buy a copy. Probably not for a good reason, just a business-related thing I read about the title. So I'm trying not to factor that in.

The other thing I am trying to not let influence me is the writer's name. It feels, lately, like
I am counting this is my books for the year because I binge read the whole arc just now. I usually wait for the books to be thrown together in a graphic novel but I couldn't wait. I wanted to read this one right away! The Magic Order Volume 1 graphic novel will be released April 23rd.

The Magic Order protects us from all of the boogeymen and monsters out there waiting to destroy us while we just merrily go along living our life having no idea what dangers lurk all around us. I really don't want t
Woolfie Silvanus
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've never reviewed a single issue comic before, and while it feels somewhat incomplete, as a first chapter of a story tends to do, I can't help but wonder how the tale will spin outwards from what is essentially a rather underwhelming introduction. Yes it sets up the world of the Magic Order and hints at a lot that has yet to be elaborated upon but the sensation is more akin to blowing a dandelion, but in reverse. Seeing the pieces dance lightly into place to furnish you with a hazy first image ...more
nettan - the road so far...
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! What a first issue!
I really like the world building, interesting take on magic and magicians. And the art and colorings is amazing. Absolutely my cup of tea.
Can't wait for the next issue to be released.

(Oh, and the augmented reality thing you could do with the cover!!! that was awesome,, total joy for a nerd like me, :)
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
My rating is based only on the first third of the book because I didn't finish it.
The artwork is impressive for sure, very dark, too. On the first pages a little kid is forced by magicians to kill a man, puh...
I didn't get into the story and I didn't really like what I read (or saw) that's why I won't finish it.
JP Capili
Jun 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, fantasy, comics
Bought the comics version. The illustration is beautiful. Not a whole lot happened with this issue. Characters seem familiar as well as the style of writing. Doesn't feel original, but I'm already invested, Hoping for a twist. ...more
M (aka DarkBeauty73)
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic, challenge, 2018
Was looking forward to this mini series ( 6 issues ) and it didn't disappoint. At times I felt a bit lost with everything going on and trying to get all the players straight. Can't wait for the rest of the series. ...more
Vincent Stoessel
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Millar is a great storyteller and when he is paired with a great artist, it's literally magic. The start of the the next Millerverse classic. Can't wait to see what Netflix will do with this universe they purchased last year. ...more
Ragnar Egilsson
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
There are a million comics about a hidden magic realm running alongside ours but Mark Millar knows how to crank out a quick fix with some big ideas and enough gore and nonsense to keep everyone entertained.
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I'm so new to the comic world. But how did they made 30 pages of the story so captivating? Once I see the wand it reminds me of Harry Potter. But this is much more like an adult Harry Potter. Whatever, I liked it. ...more
Gillian Leiper
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Quite the unexpected

I had no idea what this was going to entail but ended up making me tear up at the end and the level of detail was really amazing. Give this a try but with an open mind. Lol
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Mark Millar is the New York Times best-selling writer of Wanted, the Kick-Ass series, The Secret Service, Jupiter’s Legacy, Jupiter’s Circle, Nemesis, Superior, Super Crooks, American Jesus, MPH, Starlight, and Chrononauts. Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and The Secret Service (as Kingsman: The Secret Service) have been adapted into feature films, and Nemesis, Superior, Starlight, War Heroes, Jupit ...more

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