Here’s the thing: If you haven’t watched every season of The Magicians, skip this. You’ve been warned.
I went to the comic book store yesterday (which is the best use of a Saturday), and my partner picked up issue one of The Magicians comic. Love.
When I went to check out with a variety of Dog Man books for the step-person and the single Magicians comic for we grown-folk, the lovely, comic book genius behind the counter had picked up a hardcover edition of The Magicians: Alice’s Story for me to peruse.
Let me say right here and right now that the staff at my local comic book is the most knowledgeable and kind of all the stores in the world. Period. Also, this was the most subtle sales pitch ever. They saw I had a Magicians comic, and genuinely thought, “Hey, they might not know about. I’ll tell them about it.”
Back to the story:
Our conversation went something like this –
Magical, comic book store unicorn (MCU): Do you watch the show?
Me: Yeah. Well, I did.
MCU: It’s coming back on soon.
Me: Yeah, I don’t know if I can watch it now that Quentin’s gone. He and Eliot were supposed to end up together! That was the whole reason I was watching.
MCU: But, they had that whole day together where they lived an entire life…
Me: I know! Proof of concept! ::sigh:: I just can’t watch Eliot be sad…
MCU: I get that.
Me: Are you going to watch it?
Me: That’s good. You watch it, and I’ll come in for updates.
MCU: Okay, I can do that.
Then, they gave the rundown on The Magicians: Alice’s Story. While Alice is my least favorite character on the show (the actress is great. I think the character type just annoys me which means the actress is doing her job.), I liked her in the books a lot.
So, yes. Of course, I bought the book! Yes, of course, I’m reading! What am I? A monster?
Morals of the story: 1) #QuentinandEliotForever and 2) My comic book store is the best comic book store