Pat Shand gave CharmedComicFan10 the amazing opportunity to post the first review for Charmed Season 10 Issue #1 “No Country for Old Ones”.
I’ve been waiting the return of the Charmed Ones for 2 years now and I can’t tell you how excited I was to read the first issue.
Starting the issue we get a quick summary of who the Charmed Ones are and what happened after Prue returned in Season 9. After the memory refresh we dive right into the action, as Pat promised. The Charmed Ones are against an Old One, who has been targeting the sisters for some time now. In fact the issue is full of action and if you love when the sisters fight demons, use their powers and cast spells (I’m one of you), you will be very much pleased.
Action is not the only thing we get in Issue #1. There are a lot of comedic moments with some hilarious lines (especially from Paige) spread through the issue that made me laugh out loud; and there are also moments of the sisters in the manor chatting and planning their next move that made me feel all nostalgic. And then hints of what’s coming next and a mystery in the making wrap up everything nicely in a bow of “I want to read the next issue!”.
writing for the characters feels “Charmed”. The voice of each character is distinct and I could tell that this is something Piper or Phoebe would say. There are also nods to
the past of the series and names of characters mentioned such as Grams' that make everything feel familiar. The pacing of the story is clever and while it takes place during a 3 month
period it doesn't feel rushed or hard to follow.
I really believe the art team combination of Elisa Feliz and Valentina Cuomo is one of the best in the Charmed comics so far. The characters, backgrounds and locations are beautifully drawn and the main characters are easily recognizable with some really nice likenesses. As for Prue/Patience, Elisa's version is by far my favorite with Prue's hair being back to a short pixie cut and her tattoos being remade to a stylish design that includes wiccan symbols. Valentina’s coloring of the powers and magical effects used in the issue such as fireballs and Paige’s orb shield is a highlight.
On the whole, this is the issue we’ve been waiting for, which serves as a very promising introduction to the new season of the story of the four sisters.
forward to the October 8th release of Charmed Season 10 Issue #1.