Charmed: A Thousand Deaths by Erica Schultz & Maria Sanapo

Charmed: A Thousand Deaths cover

I was (and still am) a huge fan of Charmed. It was one of my must-see TV series back in the day. I loved watching the Charmed Ones battling demons, and trying to have somewhat normal lives in-between vanquishing evil and protecting innocents. It remains a favorite of mine, so I was excited to discover this graphic novel and couldn’t wait to see what sort of trouble was brewing for the sisters.

The timeline of this story is set in season four of the series. Quick recap: Season three ended with the death of Prue (the oldest Halliwell sister). Without the Power of Three, the Charmed Ones are no more. In the beginning of season four, Piper and Phoebe discovered they have a younger half-sister named Paige Matthews—who is half-witch, half-whitelighter. The Power of Three is restored, and Paige’s ability to orb is very handy in a fight.

Charmed: A Thousand Deaths kicks off with an action sequence that will be all too familiar to fans of the show: the sisters working together to fight a demon in an alleyway. The tag-team use of powers mixed in with physical blows, the witty banter  between the sisters, and the overly confident speech of the demon—right before he’s vanquished—swept me back into the magical world of the Charmed Ones as if I’d never left. The story could easily have been an episode of the series. It flowed effortlessly, transitioning from the sisters trying to balance their lives and their magical duties, to a band of demons in the Underworld plotting their dastardly deeds and discussing how to do away with the sisters, and back again. I may have been reading comic panels and looking at illustrations, but in my mind, I could clearly see it all as if it had aired on TV. When I’m reading a novel or graphic novel that is based on a TV series, that’s exactly what I hope will happen.

The story is excellent, and the artwork is gorgeous. This is a great read for die-hard Charmed fans. And if you’ve never seen Charmed, but love stories involving magic and good versus evil? I’m willing to bet you’ll love it, too. Check it out!

I received an advance review copy of this book courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment via Edelweiss.

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Authors: Erica Schultz, Maria Sanapo
Title: Charmed: A Thousand Deaths
Genre: Graphic Novel, Magical Realism
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017 by Dynamite Entertainment
Rating: 4 stars

About the Book

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to continue the story of Phoebe, Piper, and Paige, television’s fan-favorite witches, in all-new adventures set within the official continuity of Charmed!

A dark force has set its sights on the art world of San Francisco, utilizing a gallery exhibit to feed souls to the underworld and unleash demons into our reality. Only the Power of Three, harnessed by the Halliwell sisters, can stop the madness!

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