Netflix makes a lot of Original content from BoJack Horseman to Somebody Feed Phil. But Netflix announced that they were acquiring Millarworld, it marked the start of the company not only making movies and TV series but their own comic books.
Here’s what The Magic Order is about:
We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster and these people are 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 are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness…unless the darkness gets them first.
Netflix was able to provide me with a review copy of the first issue and after reading it, it got me interested to learn more. Millar has created a world that makes you want to read more, just like his other work.
The comic can get pretty violet visually, so this is definitely not recommended for kids. It’s along the lines of Millar’s previous work like Kick-Ass and Kingsman.
The Magic Order combines a mobster-style story with a hint of magic and a touch of violence. Usually what I look for when finding new comics to read is stuff that the art style looks and the writing is great.
The comic is illustrated by Oliver Coipel (who previously worked on Amazing Spider-Man and Thor) and his art style reminds me of another Image Comics series, Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, which is another great series that you should read.
The Magic Order is set to be a six-issue series with the first to release on June 13th (today) both physically and digitally and is published by Image Comics with Netflix and Millarworld.