A Review: CURSE WORDS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of CURSE WORDS #1 from Image Comics. Charles Soule writes, Ryan Browne draws, Jordan Boyd colors, and Chris Crank letters.

Wizord came out of nowhere, appearing in Central Park one day. His orders were clear – prepare the way for his master to conquer this world. But the spell took several days to cast, and in the meantime Wizord grew to like it here. So he decided to help people, quickly gaining popularity as people began to accept that magic was real. Eventually his master sent a messenger to learn the cause of the delay, and a message was definitely sent in return.

To be fair, it’s not entirely clear what Wizord’s plan is in our world. He only has one friend, the koala Margaret, and he doesn’t really confide in her. And of course, this leaves the story wide open for the foreseeable future. The story also gives us little hints of what Wizord left behind, who he’s betraying, and the kinds of silliness people ask for when they can have anything. The art supports that beautifully and also adds its own little hints here and there to help out.

Wizards are real, we’ve only got one, and no one knows anything about him. But trust is only the beginning in this modern fantasy story.

CURSE WORDS #1 is available now at your local comic shop or at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )