What does Earth’s only wizard do when it appears as that he’s lost his magic for good? Well, he does the same thing that any of us non-magical folk would do after rough day—he marches down to his
friendly neighborhood bar and gets shit-faced with his talking koala. Okay, so we don’t have talking koalas (most of us don’t at least), but you get what I mean.
“’THE DEVIL’S DEVIL,’ Part Three. Wizord, the world’s most popular wizard (also its only wizard), has undergone a serious setback. So he does what many of us do in such situations—heads for a local watering hole, accompanied by his magical familiar, Margaret the koala. But while Wizord is drowning his sorrows, his enemies back in the Hole World are preparing to strike!”
In Curse Words #3, writer Charles Soule provides us with a more in-depth look into the Hole World, and in doing so, makes this other non-Earth place feel more tangible. Soule also spends some extra time writing about Wizord’s ex, Ruby Stitch, and although I like what I see, I’m nervous about what’s going to happen when she and finally Wizord meet up. Regardless, their battle promises to be highly entertaining, and I’m looking forward to it.
Ryan Browne shines in this issue thanks to some rather creative panel work, and some beautiful full/two-page spreads that are scattered throughout the book. I’m especially fond of the last two pages of this issue, so when you get there, be sure to spend some extra time checking them out.
Lastly, as much as I would hate to end this review on a low note, I do want to add that I am somewhat concerned with the direction of this series. I’m very much looking forward to Wizord meeting up with Ruby Stitch, as well as what other tricks Sizzajee has up his sleeve, but, the way that Wizord is apparently going to regain his magic doesn’t sit too well with me. But then again, neither does the way that he lost his magic in the first place. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens next…