Issue two starts off with a bang, a magical bang. In the first issue Simon Ambrose learned that he was the son of Merlin. Soon after, a group of men sent by Morgana came to kidnap him. Luckily, Gwen, Merlin’s assistant, was able to save him by blinding the thugs with magic. Simon seems to be a natural with magic, showing that his talent with science extends into the magical world.
Once at a safe house of Merlin’s, Gwen explains things to Simon and then begins to teach him how to use magic. Simon once again shows his aptitude for magic, something that Gwen or Morgana’s henchmen could never do. They practice healing, telekinesis, and shape shifting. Later, one of Morgana’s sons tracks down Gwen, following her trail of magic, and attempts to kill her. Simon manages to save her, but soon he traps them.
So far, this is really interesting. I like the idea that Merlin has had a child (and at his age, he must have had a few). I enjoy the Arthurian myth and I really like how Morgana and other parts of that myth are being fit into this comic. I can’t wait to see what else they manage to fit in. I also really like the art style; it’s almost like a picture that’s been redrawn. It’s not something I see a lot and I like that.
If you like new twists on Arthurian myths or just like some fantasy in a modern setting, then you should check out Son of Merlin.