Willow has found someone she’s been missing since Earth was cut off from other realms. But her ultimate quest to restore Earth’s magic is flailing . . . Her search is pulling her one way, her companion another, and a newly encountered society of witches has a completely different idea for the future of Willow.
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Well since there hasn’t been any advanced review so far (surprised!!!) I will try not to spoil much, and only talk about the issue properly in the comments when it will be out.
So, we find Willow trying to open the portal back, the one that connected her for a few moments with Earth in the previous issue. It’s a hard lesson that Willow must learn. No matter your power, you can’t always have it the way you want. And Willow is fully charged in this new world, with the aid of other powerful witches, plus the scythe, but still there is almost nothing she can do.
But Willow is not alone anymore. She has her friends. And when I say friends I mean the convent. And they promise to help her as long as she wants to. And this dimension is full of surprises and full of new wonders to discover, to taste, to see, to find out. Temptations, that is how I call them. And the other witches are willing to show them to Willow. So does her snake lover.
Will she be able to resist to those temptations? Will she be able to stay focused to her purpose? Will she be able to remember her friends? She certainly realises that is was her that missed and wanted the power back, than the world needs magic to survive. She realises what lied inside her heart, and that was the magic. Well, it seems that the help is coming from the least expected “person”. And maybe that person will be able to help her remember and stay focused to her cause.
It is a story like I said about temptations. About friends who are in need Vs new friends who are willing to do anything for us to help us. A story about what is the meaning of our journey, and the miracles we may find in our way. The new people we get to know, the old lovers we lost, and the family we left behind. And a story of trust. Who do you trust? Who can you trust?
I liked the issue after reading it for the second time, when I started thinking about its meanings and hidden messages. I can’t say if the writers have Willow’s voice, it seems to me that they do. But I am not a native english speaker and Willow hasn’t been in my list of favorite characters so I wasn’t paying that much attention to her words in the show. The art is consistent comparing to the previous 2 issues. Not my favorite kind of art, but it hasn’t changed. And the characters are recognizable, plus some panels that I really loved. I will review the art in one of the following days.
It was a lovely issue. Take my advice and read it. And please, be my guest and comment, s’il vous plaît!