If fantasy stories have taught us anything, it’s that not even the world of magic can escape the snares of politics. From Game of Thrones to Harry Potter, the problems that plague the characters of these stories stem from all-consuming political systems and machinations that force magic to become the only source of hope in worlds where death and betrayal are the order of the day.
BOOM’s new limited series, Wizard Beach, takes a different approach to the sorcery, spells, and dragons formula by infusing it with a bit of the nihilistic frustrations found in Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan and the kind of satirical smackdowns the fantasy genre is subjected to in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books.
Take a look at the preview below and be sure pick up a copy of Wizard Beach #1 on December 5th at your local comics shop.
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Wizard Beach #1 (of 5)
(W) Shaun Simon (A / CA) Conor Nolan
When Hexley Daggard Ragbottom sets off to find his Uncle Salazar, he expects to find the most powerful wizard of the modern age. Instead, he finds Uncle “Sally ” only wants to kick back, relax, and stay clear of any kind of wizard politics. So how is Hex supposed to become a great wizard if all the adults are too lazy to teach him? Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) and Conor Nolan (Jim Henson ‘s The Storyteller: Giants) present a humorous look at magic, family and just kicking back.
Ricardo Serrano is a Social Studies teacher with a Master’s Degree in Comic Books from the University of Dundee in Scotland. He’s also the co-creator of Se Habla Comics, a Puerto Rican podcast geared towards Spanish-speaking comic book readers.