Cloaks #1 from Boom! Studios Review

Cloaks #1
Boom! Studios
Words: Caleb Monroe
Pictures: Mariano Navarro


Cloaks is a blend of Robin Hood meets Now You See Me.  Our very likeable star Adam, aka The Kid, uses magic, the sleight of hand kind (at least, I think that’s all he’s using, there could be a little something more to it) to rob from the rich and give to the poor. 

Specifically to the orphanage he spent too much time in as a kid.  We assume he learned his magically chicanery from his foster father, Blackstone the Magician.  His sense of righting the economic wrongs we assume he got from growing up in an orphanage.  His very prominent skills have not gone unnoticed by a group of folks known only as CLOAK.  We don’t know who they are, or what they do, but they want to talk to Adam.  I’m making the jump here that they want to recruit him for some reason or another.  Whether it’s to perform a specific task or just to have someone with his skill set working for them rather than against them isn’t clear yet.  Probably both.  And of course, there’s a very nice surprise cliffhanger to bring this issue to a close.  With only four issues slated for this mini-series, I’m I for the haul.

3 out of 5 Alakazams

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