‘Curse Words Volume 2: Explosiontown’ - Advance Trade Paperback Review

The second volume of one of the weirdest and most fun Image Comics series is here, and with it comes more magical mayhem, thanks to our spell-casting friend, Wizord. With his companion Magaret in tow (who has now become a bird, instead of her awesome koala self), Wizord is set to save the world from the evil Sizajee, a deity from Wizord's home world that is bent on destroying Earth and taking it for himself. That plan has, thus far, been foiled by his former protege, and Wizord has dispatched all of the evil mages that have been sent his way - with the exception of his ex-lover Ruby Stitch, who is there but not quite herself. Stitch is a major focus of this volume, as she attempts to regain her powers (which were taken by Wizord during their battle) and potentially gain revenge on her former beau.

Without giving too much away, a lot happens during this arc that is really going to change things for the future of this series. With Sizajee making his mark in his world and on Earth with his magical allies, and Ruby Stitch trying to find the magic in this world in the same way Wizord did, everything is finally beginning to come to a head as more mages are making their way towards Earth to take Wizord down. With as much as has already happened with our morally ambiguous savior, more things are going to hit the Earth and, likely, Wizord.

I've said this many times, but the team of Charles Soule and Ryan Browne are incredible. While Soule is out writing all of the comic books in the world, as well as being a lawyer and musician, he does a great job giving a personal touch to this series and making it a really fun read. This is a very strange, but gripping, story, and Soule has shown a ton of humor in this book, something that hasn't been quite as apparent in his other works. Not that it wasn't there, it's just much more obvious now.

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