I liked it. If you dig magic, the occult, and learning about Marvel U. history it's a good read.
Saw the hardcover at Borders. Looks neat, but I don't know a lot about Marvel's Magic peoples.
I think it had a lot of potential, but it's pretty much a mess. Incoherent at times, no real ending, the flashback stories are mostly worthless... It's like Marvel's Books of Magic only not good.
Didn't much care for it.
The fact that it was billed as doing for the Marvel U's magic characters what Annihilation did for the cosmic characters certainly didn't help it's case.
Mystic Arcana, not so much.
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I liked it better than everyone who downright hated it.... but I still wouldn't recommend it. I liked a couple of the smaller stories within the story, but the whole project never coalesced into anything coherent.
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I thought it had a decent enough premise, but I kept seeing it being called Marvel's Mystic version of Annihilation.
The only similarity it had to Annihilation is that it was printed on paper. The main story being relegated to back up pages didn't help matters either.
Had this been done LIKE Annihilation, with each of the 4 characters getting a story, then gathering together for a proper, decent length story, I think it would have been much better.
Worked if it was a prelude to seomthing.
It didn't. On both counts.
Coulda been the start of something great, though!