Though we’re only two issues in, Curse Words is slowly but surely becoming a favorite of mine. The concept is great, and I am sure that the series is only going to continue to get more and more outrageous as it progresses.
“‘THE DEVIL’S DEVIL,’ Part Two Wizord, New York City’s beloved sorcerous protector (at least that’s what he wants you to think) has done something TERRIBLE to the city. It was sort of an accide—no. It was completely on purpose, and now he has to fix it before everything goes to hell. Meanwhile, evil wizards, including Wizord’s ex Ruby Stitch, are lining up to take him down. It ain’t gonna be pretty—but it’s gonna be MAGIC.”
In Curse Words #2 we not only get another taste of the immense power that Wizord wields, we also get a closer look at the baddies that aren’t all that fond of his decision to spare the world. One of these baddies, Ruby Stitch, happens to be Wizord’s ex…Although as of yet it’s unclear why Wizord and Ruby are no longer a thing, I’m sure that when the two begin to have it out with one another, the (surely ridiculous) reason that they split will become apparent.
Writer Charles Soule is crafting a story that is fun and ridiculous, and while it may not always be clear, Curse Words has some depth to it too. In Curse Words #2, this depth is most evident when Wizord reflects on the TERRIBLE thing that he has done to NYC and attempts to rectify the situation. I don’t want to ruin the issue for you, but if you look at the sneak preview pages that I included in this post, you’ll get an idea of what happened…
Ryan Browne’s art couples well with Charles Soule’s writing. Browne creates some stunning pages in Curse Words #2, some of which caused me to stop reading so that I could admire his work more closely. There were, however, a few panels that felt somewhat lifeless, but these were few and far between. For the most part, Browne’s work on Curse Words #2 was excellent.
The Bottom Line:
I like the direction that Soule is taking Curse Words in, my only hope is that the series doesn’t begin to take itself too seriously and fall apart. A series like this has to remain fun, and although I am voicing my concern, I am confident that it will.
If you’re looking for a good time, call buy Curse Words #2.