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Charmed Season 9 picks up where the TV show left off With the source of all evil defeated, The Charmed Ones, three witches destined to be the most powerful force for good our world has ever known, have embraced a new life. One of new family, friends, and a future without the constant battle between good and evil... or so they think....

Title : Charmed: Season 9, Volume 1
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ISBN : 9780982582671
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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Charmed: Season 9, Volume 1 Reviews

  • Charlie
    2019-03-18 21:03

    Reading this was like watching an episode of the show. Absolutely fantastic.

  • Steve
    2019-02-25 16:00

    First I just finished watching the Complete Series. Which brought a longing for more even though they tied the story up with a nice bow. I would love to see them go on to the children taking over. I have one complaint this being a comic they took many liberties with the character drawings.So this is not a pick it up right where they left off but at least a few years later than season 8. The demons have been quiet long enough to make the sisters miss their calling. And an old familiar trouble is on the horizon.But who is pulling his strings?This is a must read for fans of the series and it is said that these comics are how the story would evolve.

  • Luke
    2019-03-10 14:15

    Do you remember that TV show about three sisters who discovered they were descendants of a long line of witches? You know, the three sisters who were known as the Power of Three? You know, that show called Charmed? Well, the spellbinding series continues as graphic novels.I was so excited when I heard that Charmed was going to be continued in graphic novel format.In the first volume of season 9, the Charmed ones' first innocent - when Prue was around - they save is dead. And she appears to look the age she had been turned after being captured by Javna on the second episode. Never mind, The Power of Three is here...Reread in 2015 (June 28th, to be more precise)

  • Emily
    2019-03-05 22:13

    So glad to be back with these girls again! Definitely a darker side to the series...

  • elizabeth • paper ghosts
    2019-03-15 18:05

    Full review to come!{Notes}*First and foremost, nothing can compare to the Charmed television series. I'm a huge fan of the series, and when I learned there was a graphic novel continuation, I was absolutely ecstatic. Ordered the first one immediately, and ripped open the package the moment it got here.*To be honest, I was a little underwhelmed. For only being 154 pages long, it felt like way too much happened. Maybe I'm used to the pacing of the show, but the graphic novel was just breakneck speed. I think I may even have whiplash!*The writing is obviously not on par. The writer didn't seem to fully grasp the dialogue that makes these girls so appealing. They all pretty much sounded the same, and even though I tried to do the voices in my head, it just left me a little flat. *The plot was also just kind of WTF? *SPOILER ALERT* Everything's fine. POOF! The Source is back. POOF! Everyone is evil and out to get them. POOF! They come up with the perfect plan. KABOOM. The Source is dead. Again. Insert mystery evil plan, revealing that the Source was only a pawn in a great scheme. Yeah. A scheme greater than the literal SOURCE of all evil, which evil cannot exist without, even if it's not currently residing in a host body. NO SENSE. And all in 154 pages.*But the most important part of any graphic novel is, obviously, the art. The first volume has two artists, and I'm kind of torn. Obviously the cover for the first volume is amazing. But I'm torn between the two main artists. I appreciated the style and coloring of the first three chapters, with only the occasional element of realism towards the actresses thrown in - just enough to figure out who was who. They were similar, but with the artist's own touch. Though, I did not agree with Paige's red hair, or a lot of the clothing choices. Piper does not wear belly shirts people! Not to mention that little Melinda looked like a bobblehead doll, and Chris and Wyatt's heights were way off for their age. Artist loved some flip flops too! Still, I preferred this stylistically over chapters four and five. I think the artist maybe tried a little too hard to make the girls look like the actresses, but still put his own spin on it. It resulted in a lot on inconsistent features the first artist did not have. Best part, however, was the replica Book of Shadows in the beginning. All those spells, and recaps, and bios! I loved it! *This is also a very boobalicious graphic novel. I understand that comics and graphic novels are dominated by male readers, but Charmed was a pretty female dominated show. It's all about girl power. Now, I appreciate a pretty piece of art, but the girls should not be looking like superheroes with latex-tight shirts and jeans, and boobs up to their chins. They're normal women! But I doubt that's something that will change, and it's just a personal pet peeve more than anything. Also, who decided to have the new villainess look like she just came from a ho-down? Red, tied button-up and cut off jean shorts? Seriously? All she needed was a pair of cowboy boots and a hat. *Overall, I was underwhelmed. I had a lot of complaints. So why did I rate it so high? Because it's Charmed, and I will always be biased. I will always love it, not matter how god awful it is. I will keep buying these things until they stop making them, because I want to keep the Charmed Ones alive as long as possible.

  • Jenny (Jen & Mel's Book Nook)
    2019-03-18 17:02

    Charmed was one of my favourite TV shows (and probably still is today) and the continuation of it in comic form was great! I liked the story and things happened just like they would in an episode. What I thought could and should have been done a lot better was the artwork, especially the drawings of the characters. I should at least be able to tell which character is which!

  • Cyndy Otty
    2019-02-25 21:02

    Season 9 picks up roughly 18 months after the last episode of the television series, which puts us in the middle of the happy endings glimpsed at the end of the “Forever Charmed.” During this demon-free period the sisters have all been busy leading normal lives and having babies. The comic opens with two of those babies displaying the first of her powers and the initial stirrings of demonic forces. You know, your typical beginnings for a new season.In a lot of ways the comic retains much of the feel of the television series. He may not have been part of the show, but Ruditis shows a wonderful grasp of the show’s continuity, which is saying a lot given how wacky the show was at times. There are little things such as Piper whining about how her life can’t be normal, assorted jokes that attempt to be witty and are almost funny, and, of course, shots of Phoebe’s assets. But what really stood out to me was that the freedom of the comic medium allows for the series to sort of get back to its roots. For instance, not only do the sisters get a boost in their active powers, but the demons actually look like, well, demons again! That includes the new (several times over) Source.Overall the story is above par for what I expect from an episode of the show, but it starts off very slowly. It’s not until the fourth chapter (“Mortal Enemies”) that there is any real action. That isn’t completely abnormal for the show, which often kept the action limited to the third act, but I expect a bit more going on in a comic format. The first chapter (“Charmed Lives”) is little more than a glimpse at the domestic lives of the sisters with some bad guys plotting stuff thrown in. I think I also have a slight problem with how easy The Source was taken out even though they’ve battled him numerous times before. But maybe it just feels easy since the preparation for and the actual battle are condensed into their own chapter (“Unnatural Resources”). I did like that the sisters had a few side stories of their own, like Paige’s new charge, Piper’s restaurant location search and Phoebe’s presiding over a mass wedding ceremony that included Romeo and Juliet. These B plots are usually my least favorite parts of an hour long episode, but in the new medium they don’t overtake the story to the same extent. Or maybe they’re just handled better.The design of the comic is kind of baffling to me. The characters are often very hard for me to differentiate between. Part of this is certainly due to my color blindness, but the designs themselves don’t give much help. The initial artist is replaced after the third chapter (“Innocents Lost”) and there is a distinct difference in the art. Most notably, the color palette changes from something out of a Berenstain Bears book to a style that’s much easier on the eyes. Unfortunately, while the sisters are more recognizable, I had an extremely difficult time telling the husbands apart with this new artist. There are some wacky things that deserve mention like the random cover designs and odd posing of the Charmed Ones. The new format does allow for a distinct rise in the level of violence shown, albeit it’s minimal. I’m interested to see if this will translate into more elaborate action pieces in later books. It’s still very early into the comic, though so I’m happy enough to say that the art does improve with each chapter.The comic itself is pretty accessible to those unfamiliar with the show, and the graphic novel includes pages from the Book of Shadows; this prequel chapter (“The Sourcebook”) serves as a basic introduction to the Charmedverse. Though, given the slow start I don’t know if I would have stuck out the waiting if I had read this issue by issue, especially if I had never seen the television series. I do think that Ruditis handles the material better than the show’s writers did in many cases and he’s set up an intriguing enough mystery with Neena that I’m willing to continue reading future volumes and see where he goes.[Originally posted at my website.]

  • Victoria Kennedy
    2019-03-06 17:23

    Originally published on My Books Are Me4.5 StarsAs a major Charmed fan, I was so excited when I found out that the series had continued on in comic book form. I've had the book sitting on my shelf for ages and finally got round to picking it up and marathoning it with the first three volumes of season nine. It's just been like switching on the TV and watching the episodes and characters I've always known and loved! Picking up where the season 8 finale gave a glimpse at, this volume is a bind up of the first seven comics of season 9. It follows the sisters living a relatively normal life, raising their magical children. Phoebe is still writing for the Bay Mirror. Paige is spending her time on her charges, and teaching at Magic School. Piper is working her way towards owning her own restaurant. And Leo is teaching at Magic School. Everything is going swimmingly until they attend the funeral of Brittany, the innocent they saved from the demon Javna, and their innocent as the Charmed Ones. They soon realise that the Underworld is on the move and a new power is rising up, attempting to destroy the Charmed Ones once and for all - what's new? They protect all of their innocents and call on the powers of all White Magic in order to stop the new Source of all Evil.As soon as I opened this book, I was instantly hooked. The characters felt familiar, exactly how I remember them from the show (which I haven't watched for a while) and the storylines flowed how they would have on the show. The writing and the art had me feeling as if I were actually watching a whole new season, and it was great to be back in the presence of these characters. On several occasions I laughed out loud, because I could totally imagine the characters I'd grown up with on the show acting and saying everything that was happening. Paul has managed to capture the essence of the show, the characters and their world within these comics and continue their story on. I loved the continuity and that the stories made sure to include the history of the series, rather than just creating a new story. Having already read this book a couple of years ago, the drama did fall a little flat this time around on me, but I still really enjoyed it and can see it setting up the rest of season nine. I highly recommend this book for Charmed fans as it's a wonderful way to continue the series. You will instantly connect with the characters and feel like you'd never said goodbye.

  • Ashley
    2019-03-23 18:07

    I found this a couple of weeks ago at a used bookstore and even though that I was not done with watching the series on DVD, I went ahead and bought it so that when I did finish the TV show, I could jump right into this.Back when "Charmed" debuted, I had no interest in watching the series, but years later, a friend was collecting the series and bribed me into watching the first season. After getting mildly interested, I discovered that she only had seasons 1-3 and no intention of buying the rest. This lead to me buying the 4th season for myself, but after starting it I was lost. Needless to say, I ended up with the first 3 seasons and finally rounded out the whole series when I found a collected set of seasons 5-8 at Wal-Mart. So, for much of 2015 and all of 2016, I have been watching "Charmed" in between breaks from other, better loved TV shows.I stumbled across this graphic at the right time and out of fear that the season finale might leave me hanging, I purchased this volume with no idea of what it was about as I didn't really read the back to avoid possible spoilers since I was only on season 5 at the time.I liked the bright, vibrant colors that were used throughout the volume. For the most part, there were clean lines and some decent detailing. I didn't care for the fact that the girls didn't look as much like their TV counterparts as one would expect. The guys were especially hard to tell apart, not so much that they were drawn just alike, but rather they looked even less like the actors than the females. I preferred the art of Dave Hoover from the first 3 issues more so than the last 2 issues done by Marico Abreu. Hoover had cleaner lines and better faces, as well as detailing. Abreu had a thing for that "painted" look that I am not a fan of. His faces weren't as detailed but his backgrounds were ok.I liked the introduction that was included, with a look back on the 8 "years' of the Charmed Ones, with a peek at parts of the Book of Shadows. I can see how a refresher course would be helpful for someone that hadn't watched the show in awhile. The story-line was fitting for the "Charmed" universe and I felt that the dialog had been ripped straight from the tv show. It was easier to tell which witch was which more so by her lines than her looks. Overall, I enjoyed reading this. The bonus story at the end had nice art by Novo Malgapo and was interesting all of itself. I don't see myself ordering vol.2 from Amazon tonight, but I will be on the lookout for it each time I am digging through the shelves at 2nd & Charles.

  • Cassie Hawkings
    2019-03-03 18:13

    This book is AMAZING! It is a god send that they decided to continue the Charmed series through comics. Love it!So the story continues...Eighteen months have passed since the Halliwell sisters' final battle with the ultimate power. Piper the eldest sister has finally realised her dream and has opened her dream restaurant 'Halliwell's'. Still standing faithfully at her side is her husband Leo and their two sons, Wyatt and Chris and 1 year old daughter, Melinda who is coming into her powers which is unknown to Piper, Leo or the boys.Middle sister Phoebe is getting ready to go back to work after the birth of her first daughter, Prudence Johanna, named in honour of her late sister Prue and Grams who maiden name was Johnson. Prue or 'P.J.' as her daughter is known is also coming into her Cupid powers earlier then expected much to Phoebe and her husband Coop's surprise.The youngest of the sisters, Paige has moved out of the manor like Phoebe and is living in a small house with her husband Henry and twin daughters Tamora and Kat who almost burn the house down which prompts Paige to have their powers bound even though she doesn't like the idea.This is the first issue in the ninth season in terms of the graphic novels. Great beginning storyline for ALL fans of the original show that ended in 2006.

  • Joanna
    2019-03-07 14:22

    Η αλήθεια είναι ότι και μόνο που μου δίνετε η δυνατότητα να διαβάσω τι συμβαίνει στην συνέχεια μιας πολυαγαπημένη μου σειράς είναι αρκετός λόγος για να δώσω στον πρώτο μέρος της 9ης σεζον 5 αστέρια. Ο μόνος λόγος που δεν το κάνω είναι γιατί υπάρχουν κάποια πράγματα που δεν ήταν όπως θα ήθελα.Πρώτα απ'όλα είναι λίγο ενοχλητικό που αλλάζουν σχεδόν ανα 2 τεύχη οι ζωγραφιές των ηρώων, παρόλο που σε αρκετές περιπτώσεις είναι προς το καλύτερο. Δεύτερον η πλοκή πηγαίνει με πολύ πιο γρήγορο ρυθμό αλλά υποθέτω πως ίσως να συμβαίνει γενικά αυτό στα κομικ και εγώ να μην είμαι συνηθισμένη λόγω της σειράς. Και τρίτον υπάρχουν ορισμένες περιπτώσεις(λίγες ευτυχώς), που κάποιες απο τις ατάκες των 3 δεν είναι τόσο ταιριαστά με τον χαρακτήρα τους. Γενικά πιστεύω ότι για οποιονδήποτε αγάπησε την σειρά και δεν ήθελε να τελειώσει, είναι πολύ ευχάριστα και θα απολαύσει τις έξτρα πληροφορίες που μπορεί να πάρει για το μέλλον των ηρώων.

  • Sarah Barnes
    2019-03-01 21:24

    I was so happy to find out that there was a Season 9 of Charmed which is one of my favourite TV series of all time. But I must say that I was a little disappointed with this Volume One. The stories were a little drab and not that exciting. The art although suburb in its own right didn't portray the sisters like they were in the show. I didn't expect exact likenesses but was disappointed that they looked nothing like the Paige, Piper and Phoebe I had loved growing up. I even got a little confused as to which sister was which as they looked kind of the same. Hopefully Volume Two will be more of what I hoped. Having said all this I did enjoy this volume. It was a nice quick easy read and I liked seeing what the sisters had got up to since the TV show finished. I particularly liked the Book of Shadows extracts at the start.

  • Alexfierybookworm
    2019-03-16 22:13

    I started re-watching Charmed the T.V show again recently & remembered that I still hadn't read this-Despite having had it for ages! It didn't take me long to read, once I got used to the style-As I haven't read a Comic Book in ages! I love the imagery-The Book of Shadows catch up in the beginning is great & the second Artist, Marcio Abreu, is my favourite out of the 2 main Artists featured. As the characters resemble the actresses a bit more & the style is more realistic-Especially body wise!The plot was just like an episode of the T.V show, as was the dialogue-Corny moments {From both sides} & all!I also enjoyed the Bonus Prelude Story & the Cover Gallery at the end. I love the Issue 2 Cover A Wraparound by Greg Horn-Beautiful! I'm blatantly biased, as I love all things Charmed, but this is still a great Comic Book!

  • Justin samuelson
    2019-02-24 20:10

    Little slow to begin with but towards the end I really got into the story and it felt like the show... which I miss dearly! : (

  • Tiffany Spencer
    2019-03-07 14:27

    Charmed Season 9 Volume 1PLOT: Charmed Season 9 Volume 1 is a continuation of the popular hit show Charmed which focuses on the lives of sisters Phoebe, Piper, Prue, and Paige. These comics take place months after the season finale of Season 8.MY THOUGHTS: I enjoyed Charmed and was excited when I saw on the Charmed Wikia that it was continued into a comic book series and finally came upon some of the issues (which took time). While the issues stayed true to the series there was something a little lackluster for me and I didn't get out of them what I thought I would. It's interesting to see what life is like after the Power of Three but the new threats introduced and the reformation of the Source just didn't do for me flipping pages what it did for me as watching it. The story was a ok read, but it was nothing to rave over for me. Then there was the artwork, which started out okay, but by the end of the issues, I read got horrible! I am a artist so I can only describe it as what looked like laziness. It was hard at times to tell which sister was which. The kids looked unrealistic and just plain ugly at times and telling the difference between Coop, Henry, and Leo was a unwinnable challenge. But since this is just the start of the series I will continue to read it and hopefully, there will be improvements as it goes forward. I'm not giving up on it.RATING: I give it 5 stars. It's decent but could stand some improvement.”

  • Amanda
    2019-03-24 20:00

    Mini review time! Set after the show, this volume deals with the Charmed Ones trying to have a normal life. As usual, that doesn't work out for them. They've been able to start the families they so desperately wanted but they're not entirely safe. They haven't had to deal with demons for a long time, but that changes when two new foes bring back an old one. This is a great start to the "season": the women have children of their own that are coming into their powers, their careers are going strong, and their powers are advancing at a time when an unknown foe begins to move against them. I really enjoyed it. Reading it brought back how much I loved the show. I enjoyed the story lines for each chapter, but I was a little thrown by the art. Some of it wasn't the greatest--I honestly couldn't tell Henry and Leo apart and sometimes I wasn't sure if I was looking at Phoebe or Piper. Later on the chapters got better and more detailed, so I'm not sure if the artist changed? In any case, these are definitely very enjoyable if you're a fan of the show! I recommend it for the continuation!

  • Ashley
    2019-03-06 17:27

    I realize that I just read this in March of this year, but I recently discovered that volume 2 was running anywhere from $54, all the way up to $278 on Amazon, so I doubt that I will be reading anymore of the series. Before I traded my copy of volume 1 in, I just wanted to flip back through it to make sure that I didn't want to keep it. I ended up simply reading the whole thing again and decided "yeah, I can part with this."I wasn't the biggest fan of the show, as I stated in my original review, but I did enjoy it, just later than most. The graphic seems like a good way to extend the series in a way and I can see why so many people are crazy about it. As with most tv shows that expand into graphics, there are issues with artwork and the overall look of the characters, but Charmed handled it better than some. I actually dropped a star from my previous rating as I just didn't enjoy it as much this time around. I would't mind reading more of the series, but with that hefty price-tag, I think I can live without it.

  • Leah
    2019-03-12 21:22

    I was absolutely positive that I was going to enjoy this graphic novel, and I was 100% correct in that assumption. The Halliwells and I have had a very long-term relationship, and I'm super attached to their characters. I was very pleased to see that this book did their characters justice. Especially with Piper (who is currently my favorite of the sisters). I liked that we got to see the next generation, and I hope that they play a bigger part in this series to go along with the whole witchy bloodline thing that Charmed has going on. I loved the interplay between magical scenes and family scenes, and it felt like this book was an extension of the show. Pretty sure I only gave 4 stars because it took me a while to read it with finals and all, and because of that my interest in the book waned a bit. I think I'm going to make this series read a slow one, just because I don't really want it to end (and I also don't want to get addicted to the series and have to wait for the next installment).

  • Carol Gibson
    2019-02-28 16:06

    This is the first five comics of season 9 compiled into a graphic novel. I found it enjoyable and look forward to reading the rest to see what the Halliwell sisters have been up too. It is nice to see them married and raising children as they still balance home life with kicking supernatural butt and protecting innocents. If you are fan of the series then this is a must read.

  • Kara
    2019-03-11 18:03

    Great introduction back into the Charmed world. I loved the recap in the beginning and the different styles were interesting to see, even if it did throw me off sometimes. I just wish they all didn't have children already to deal with. It seems like such a huge jump from the last season to complete families but I understand that they wanted to pick after the epilogue that the TV show left.

  • Shayma
    2019-03-26 19:01

    I really enjoyed this. I was so happy when I found out I could have a little more of the charmed/haliwell life. I always wish I could rewatch the show like it was the first time. But this book/comic is fun gives off their personalities great and it's almost like I'm watching them.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-20 18:20

    I read the entirety of season 9 and season 10 in a day. It's true to the show, and it's a fabulous continuation.

  • Justin
    2019-03-20 15:24

    3 stars. Not bad. I don't love this as much as I loved the show.

  • TheBookAddictedGirl
    2019-02-24 16:05

    One and a half years have passed since the Charmed Ones defeated the Ultimate Power, and their lives have been demon free ever since. They’ve settled down, had kids and started living again – living a quiet, normal life.Little do they know, the worse is yet to come…Since I was too young to watch Charmed when it originally came out, I haven’t been a decade-or-whatever-long fan. But even though I only discovered the show a few years ago, I love it just as much. I mean, dude! Witches, sisters, kickbutt ladies? What’s not to love?! Hell, there’s too much to love! The world, the witchyness, the sisters, the witty banter, the hilarious one-liners, the action, the magic… And I could go on. (One of my more random ‘love it’ points being that the guy who plays Daryl in The Walking Dead played Paige’s boyfriend for a few episodes!) So when I saw that there was a graphic novel… well. I just jumped on it like it was pixie dust. And it didn’t let me down. I will admit that this amazing series obviously loses something in translation. I mean, no one can capture the quirkiness of the actresses’ acting in a graphic novel: Phoebe’s hilarious baby-kinda-talk, Paige’s little shrug-smirk, Piper’s crazy wide-eyed and jerky reactions to bad news. So, yes, the graphic novel obviously isn’t as good as the TV series. But it is pretty darn close. And if it’s all I’m gonna get, hell yeah I’m gonna take it!There are some inconsistencies, like Wyatt and Chris’ ages – they are way older than just a year and a half from the end of the TV show. Also, the characters… The girls I was ok with – they did still look like themselves, more or less, and they dressed like I think they would have. But the guys… I swear to God, I was getting Leo, Henry and Coop mixed up every time they came in. I ended up having to rely solely upon what they were wearing to tell them apart! But really, I can’t complain much. I loved the plot and the writing and even the drawings – the action scenes were drawn really well, I thought. And more than that – the book was fun. It was just a fun escape – a quick, easy, good read that made me feel all sentimental and happy and smiley. I just enjoyed it. A lot. Especially the first bit of the book – the pages from the Book of Shadows. OMG, that was so cool, and the drawings were so gorgeous! I really, really loved that bit!Charmed was a fun read – quick and fun to read. It was action from the word go and an absolute must-read for all Charmed fans. If you’re anything like me, I know you all must hate letting these girls go – they’re awesome, kickbutt and totally make me want to punch the air and go: GIRL POWER! And c’mon: who doesn’t wanna read about characters and plots that make you feel like that?!Afternote: And how gorgeous is that cover! I absolutely love it – so gorgeous and witchy and Charmedy! Yay!Off topic. Does every woman in graphic novels have huge boobs? Marvel, DC, Charmed, the other comic covers from the back… Like seriously. What’s up with that?

  • Melissa
    2019-03-22 17:00

    I am a long time fan of Charmed. I watched the series as a kid when it first came out and then I recently re-watched all eight seasons on Netflix. Remember back in the day when we had to buy all these damn TV seasons. Thank god Netflix solved that expensive problem. Anyways, I was just researching some stuff online about the show and found out they continued the show for two more seasons in graphic novel form and I was ecstatic! I hurriedly ordered my copy on Amazon and anxiously awaited it's arrival. This is the first graphic novel I have ever read and it was hard for me to get used to the pacing and setup. I got a little confused jumping from character to character in a written form (versus the show). I definitely agree with others comments here about the style or drawing. I didn't think the drawings accurately represented the sisters and everyone. They were a bit too sexualized and too young looking. At this point, they are probably in their late 30s, but they look 25. Plus Piper was never that sexualized in the show. She was always the more conservative dresser. I did however think that the author nailed the dialogue and the sister's essence. I was like, "Wow, sounds just like something they'd say in the show!" Especially the sarcastic wit of Paige. I also really like the intro of the book and how it gives the basics of each character, important symbols or places, so people who have never seen the TV show could easily pick up the series. Although they may not get some of the references or backstory elements that true fans would. ***SPOILER ALERT***I didn't like how the Charmed ones powers grew so quickly in the first book. Phoebe only had the power of premonition at the end of the eighth season and now she suddenly gets her active powers back of being an impath and levitation in the first chapter?! I think she also developed another one later on....? Piper's power also grew and she can now freeze things with icing power. Meaning she can freeze things into icicles and shatter them. They also show all of the Charmed children with their growing powers. I don't think a baby witch would be able to grow a vine in the kitchen and trap their mother....seems like too much of a power jump for such a little baby witch...I also didn't like how it seemed too easy to defeat such a difficult demon. In the show, they took an entire season to lead up to killing the Source and used their entire family lineage to kill him. Some low level demons bring back the Source and the girls defeat him in the very first novel??! Seems too quickly paced. Makes me wonder what demon(s) they will face in Volume 2. Even with a few qualms about the novel, I still recommend reading this graphic novel if you are a true fan of the show and you want to find out what happens next.

  • Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie
    2019-03-09 18:19

    Warning: This is a review of a graphic novel that takes place after the end of the Charmed television series, so it will definitely contain spoilers from the show!The Charmed Season 9 comics take place shortly after the end of season 8. I'm not sure exactly how long after... at one point near the beginning it says that their lives have been demon-free for a year and a half, and I would think they'd be demon-free pretty much from the end of the show, but Wyatt and Chris are definitely a good 6 or 7 years older than the babies they were in season 8! Anywho, it's a while after.This book is the perfect continuation of the series. It made me feel like I was right back watching the show. And I love seeing more of the kids that the Charmed ones have, that you catch a glimpse of at the end of the last episode. I finally know their names! And in general just seeing more of all the characters I love is great (seriously, they dated so many losers, but I was SO HAPPY with the guys they all ended up with!).I really love how this first story arc has something to do with the Source. It's hilarious, because how many times did they vanquish the Source in the show? Oh my goodness, so many times! And just like in the show, they're like "seriously? Didn't we vanquish him?".My only complaint is the one I have with most graphic novels, and that's the art. Don't get me wrong, the art is nice, but once again, some of the characters look the same! Piper and Phoebe look nothing alike in the show, yet I had a hard time telling them apart in the comics. Same problem as with most of the Buffy comics. But props for not overdoing the cleavage, so the art still beats a lot of comics. :)Definitely recommended for fans of the show! Oh, and you can totally still read it without having seen the show, because at the beginning there's this big Book of Shadows section that has information on a lot of characters, and summarises the major events of the show. So don't think you have to watch 8 seasons of tv just to read these graphic novels (though the show is awesome, so you totally should)!This review is copied from my blog, The Towering Pile. It was originally published here.

  • Raquel (Rocki)
    2019-03-07 18:18

    This started 6 months after where the tv show ended. It's interesting to see them in comic form Paige and Pheobe look a lot alike in some scenes I mixed them up if I didn't pay close enough attention. Charmed is one of my favorite tv series to re-watch so how could I not like the graphic novel. I also liked the extra powers they got... a witches work is never done.

  • Janice
    2019-03-15 17:08

    I enjoyed the Charmed series, mostly because I love Rose McGowan. I was excited to see the series continue on in my favorite format, until I started reading it.To be fair, the storyline was OK. Nothing innovative or beyond the normal Charmed style, but akin to the average episode. Where this book really faltered was in the art and the details.The artist for the first three chapters was Dave Hoover, and his work was like that of a high school art student. The characters looked nothing like the actresses. In fact, all the girls looked pretty much the same. They had the same expressionless, sleepy faces, all their eyes were flat and emotionless, and the artists failed to give life to anything. In the middle chapters, the art improved dramatically under Marco Abreu. It wasn't by ideal style of art, but the characters were far closer to the faces I know. Then there are the details. For example, at the beginning of the book I noticed almost all the characters wore flip-flops with everything. Paige had flip-flops with a classy pantsuit. That was not her style at all. Piper was wearing flip-flops. She tends to be more of a boots girl. It was just the shoe choice, either. There was a scene with Leo, and his eyes were brown. Anyone who watched the show and saw Leo is going to know that he had very bright blue eyes. That isn't something I can pass over. These are characters I spent many hours with for many years. I became familiar with their word choices, their attitude, and their personality. A lot of those traits and details were just off. I am not sure I am going to continue reading this series. There was really only one interesting point, and that came in the bonus story at the end. It set up the possibility of one person having an influence over the entire Halliwell family line, and that made me curious.

  • Alisha
    2019-02-24 18:59

    First, I have to say that I loved the TV show for Charmed. I watched it religiously and I even own all the DVDs for the seasons of Charmed. While I enjoyed all of the girls, I loved Piper, because with her being the middle child I felt close and was able to relate to Piper's situations minus all the magic.Things that I liked: I absolutely loved that they created this in the first place. After the Season finale of the Charmed TV show, I always felt like there should have been more. I wanted to see if they truly retired and allowed the children to take over. But this graphic novel shows what happened right after all the Halliwell sisters found love and had their children. I love that we get to see whether or not the children gained the powers early on or not. I love that we get to see evil still trying to plot against the Charmed Ones and the children are coming into their powers left and right. I love that they tell you (as well as show you) what the children's powers are. I love that they showed you the Book of Shadows and goes through a brief retelling of what happened to the Charmed Ones in the first eight years of them finding out their heritage and coming into their powers. I absolutely loved that in the beginning, because it allows you to see what some of the pages to the Book of Shadows looked like. Things that I didn't like: I have no complaints about this one. Though I do wish they would turn these graphics into a TV show so that we can relive the Charmed ones but with the future generations involved.Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and look forward to reading the others to follow. I would rate this a 5 out of 5 stars. Also I would highly recommend these graphic novels to Charmed fans and anyone who watched the show.

  • Kate Ozera
    2019-03-01 22:07

    Esperava mais. Charmed é uma das minhas séries favoritas e as irmãs Halliwell são, sem dúvida, das melhores protagonistas que já vi. Tinha muita curiosidade em saber o que acontece com elas e com a próxima geração de bruxos, especialmente quando o show tinha tanto potencial para ser retomado. As notícias de reboot não me animaram muito e seria o êxtase se o projecto fosse trocado por outro, focado apenas nos novos Halliwell. Decidi ler os Comic Books, uma vez que está um quase a sair. Estou desiludida com o desenho, pois as personagens mudam drasticamente a meio do livro e eu não consegui encontrar uma explicação. A princípio, achei que as irmãs tivessem renovado o visual, mas a vilã foi tão alterada que até a cor de pele mudou para mais clara. Também os esposos mudam de cor de olhos página sim, página não e, no geral, a técnica do artista não parece muito concisa. Poderia ler perfeitamente, mesmo que o desenho não se aproximasse assim tanto do original, mas esta inconstância desmotiva.Sobre a cor de pele da vilã, já tinha referido antes o facto de considerar extremamente ofensivo que um tão elevado número de personagens malignas fosse negro, enquanto o lado do bem foi repleto de caucasianos.Anyway, a história em si também não foi nada de especial (cheia de clichés, cenas um pouco rasca e repetitiva), mas estou com fé que venha a melhorar nos próximos volumes como aconteceu com a própria série.Contudo, tenciono continuar a ler. O conteúdo não é tão brilhante quanto o do show, mas eu compreendo que seja difícil fazer adaptações ao papel de algo que nasceu no ecrã e que, ainda para mais, foi tão épico.Além disso, é bom manter-me a par da vida dos Halliwell que me são tão queridos.