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REVIEW: The Witches of Silverlake


REVIEW: The Witches of Silverlake

3.71/5.0 Stars
Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13

Creative Team 

Writer: Simon Curtis
Art: Stephanie Son
Colors: Stephanie Son
Letters: Haley Rose-Lyon
Cover: Stephanie Son
Editor: Nikita Kannekanti
Publisher: Legendary Comics


Story: 3.7 Stars
Interior Artwork: 3.8 Stars
Cover Artwork: 3.8 Stars
Dialogue: 3.8 Stars
Mechanics: 3.6 Stars
Editing: 3.6 Stars

About the Book:

When Elliot and his mom move to a new town following the loss of Elliot’s father, he discovers that he has certain abilities that draw the attention of some of his peers.  Only to discover that as they learn about their new found abilities, Elliot is ultimately named in an attack that proves that Elliot may be the intended target.

Reviewer’s Notes:

High School can be a roller coaster of hormones, emotions and events for a normal person. When you add having special abilities, that can make it worse. In this coming of age story, we’re introduced to a group of kids as they transverse high school and discover they have magic powers.  The main character Elliot is the child of the assistant principal, which may make the situation worse.

The story itself is well done. The characters are all part of the LGBTQ community but that does not distract from the story.  The manner in which the kids are portrayed, fits the environment in which they are in and what they are going through with all that is going on.  Magic aside, I think that this is a wonderful story about self discovery and how someone who is learning who they are manages the river of life and tries not to drown in the rough waters.

The addition of magic to the already turbulent lives of the teenagers, adds a magical flare to the story and takes it in a direction that is solid and understandable. Allowing the reader to understand and even relate to the characters as they are portrayed.

The cover art is very well done, showing all the main characters as well as the characters hunting the main character Elliot, establishing all those involved in the main part of the story prominently.  For those that follow occult stories or are looking for another magic story involving kids in a high school setting, this gets your attention.

The interior art is done just as well as the cover art. The detail shown of the characters is not overpowering especially where the magic is concerned. Showing the actions and emotions in a way that the reader can understand well.

Overall the story is well done and shows teens that are struggling with who they are, and the reader can possibly relate to it, and may even wish they themselves could do magic!

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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