Reviewed by Weird – Pocus Hocus #1
Blues musicians have been rumored of doing this for years. Homer Simpson even once did it for a doughnut. Selling your soul to the devil has never worked out well, but it’s a trope that always makes for a good story. And that’s exactly what makes Pocus Hocus so intriguing.
Here’s the premise:
A drunken, disorderly, and disenchanted magician scours the dark world of magic in search of his soul, which he signed over to a demon for magical powers years ago. A whimsical journey filled with dark humor!
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a huge fan of magic, so this series has really drawn me in. The story opens with a young Pocus Hocus seeking out a devil in order to make a bargain. His soul for the ability to do magic. Real magic. No more of this rabbit out of a hat, kiddie stuff. Real-life magic, so he can finally feel validated and gain the respect of the one person who means most to him, his father. But…like all other stories where a devil is propositioned, this one doesn’t go quite as planned.
Written by Will Radford and Allen Dunford, drawn and colored by Brian Balondo and Jaden Smith, and lettered by Dave Lentz, Pocus Hocus #1 from Source Point Press is a book you should definitely be picking up when it hits stores everywhere this October! Make sure you call your local shop and get your pre-orders in now!
Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
In Shops: Oct 25, 2023
A jack of many trades, but a master of none, Chris dabbles in many nerdy hobbies including toy collecting, reading comics, writing fiction, reading novels, and playing video games. He’s also a huge wrestling fan, and knows more about it than most normal people should.
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