Charmed #1 Review
I am one of the Charmed fans, who was very displeased with how the series ended. For the longest time after the Charmed series finale, I felt they should do a comic based on the series (much like Buffy or Angel) to make up for the atrocious ending, and my prayers were finally answered by Zenescope! I am very pleased to say that Charmed #1 is not only much better than I was expecting, but it is actually a great way to kick off the re-boot of Charmed. The time frame left unseen between the series finale and where the comic starts off is essential because it not only makes it easier to adjust to the new format of Charmed, it also gives the characters time to change into their new personas, and to adjust to a ’normal’ life - which makes it easier for a reader new to the franchise to get into the story. Paul Ruditis is one of my favorite TV-tie in authors, and I was very excited to see him as an author on this project. On the topic of issue art, I absolutely love the cover art for this issue (all versions), and how the characters are drawn, but - I may be the only person with this problem - Why is Paige a redhead (like in season 5) in the actual comic, but a brunette on the cover? And why is Phoebe the conservative one of the bunch? She was always so flamboyant with her outfits in the show. Aside from a few small problems with the issue art, I expect great things from this series, I just hope I’m not let down. 4.5 stars.