- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Comics (26 Dec. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785127194
- ISBN-13: 978-0785127192
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,601,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mystic Arcana HC (Oversized) Hardcover – 26 Dec 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
The story was too straightforward, each task quickly done and over. The end, though not predictable, wasn't well written enough to be exciting.
The second part is the book's salvation. The notes are very well written, funny and intriguing, and anyone who knows a bit about the marvel universe and recognizes the characters will feel like investigating it or looking for hints elsewhere themselves. If this is the beginning of something, it might be good.
The best thing here are the illustrations. Both the drawings and the colouring are very well done, sometimes quite different from usual marvel stuff, but always adequate to the story.
If you aren't already a marvel comics fan, don't start here. If you are and you have been wishing for marvel to get in touch with its mystic side again, give it a try, but without high expectations.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
That is what Mystic Arcana did for Marvel's supernatural line. I almost didn't buy this book. Marvel's magical universe has never been very interesting for me. The "point n zap" spells, lightening bolts from fingertips, super-hero spellcasters were never really any competition for their DC counterparts. That changed with Mystic Arcana.
The Marvel Tarot is a blueprint for Marvel to breath new life into their supernatural universe. There are a dozen plot points on every page that other writers could develop. It should be requried reading for every new writer who is assigned to one of Marvel's supernatural titles.
Great art. Great stories. If you've ever read one of Marvels supernatural titles and after reading it felt like there should have been more. Buy this book. If you're a fan of DC's mystery universe. Buy this book. It will make you rethink everthing you've thought about Marvel's supernatural universe.
Thank god this series gets that. The four stories that take place amidst the stories central narrative about McNee are each different takes on magic in the Marvel U and each has it's own feel... but each also understands that there must be more going on in a magic story than just flashy powers. The Marvel Tarot backup provides some tantalizing insights into where the Marvel U might take their "magicverse", though given the amount of time since the release of the single issues... it seems doubtful they'll do it.
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