Title: The Magic Order #6
Words: Mark Millar
Art: Olivier Coipel
Colors: Dave Stewart
Published: February 13, 2019
Publisher’s Summary:“This explosive miniseries climax is a high-octane magical battle of good versus evil, as the remaining Magic Order wizards make a last stand against Madame Albany and the forces of darkness. Family bonds are tested, blood is spilled, and black magic threatens life as we know it.”
Now that the sudden but inevitable betrayal has been revealed it is Cordelia alone who is forced to go up against her grieving, traitorous brother, and the evil Madame Albany. As it turns out, it is never a good idea to underestimate this little sister. As she says “there’s an upside to being the disobedient one in the family.”
Cordelia is another of Mark Millar’s anarchistic antiheroes, but even though we have seen the type before, this one feels fresh. She is smug, delightful and an awful lot of fun. She is definitely a character that deserves to have things go her way, eventually.
Although there is some gore, the emphasis this time with the artwork is all about the character notes and human emotional content. This wrap up to the arc isn’t as over the top and shocking as some of the previous installments, but the ultimate confrontations and sacrifice make up for it with sound storytelling.
The Bottom Line
Cordelia is tasked with saving the world against the evil Madame Albany. The magic and madness and a couple of unexpected plot twists make for a thoroughly entertaining story. Just like her namesake, maybe she should have been listened to all along.