THE LIBRARIANS #4

“In Search Of: Episode 4”
Writer: Will Pfeiffer
Artist: Rodney Buchemi

So the magicians from the alternate reality have started their invasion. Already giant guys in hooded robes are smashing up New York. Reports come in that other cities are also attacked. The invading magicians decide to strip Orville of his powers and some crucial bits of memory. Then they return him to the librarians. The only thing that can save the world are finding the peaceful magicians that originally send Orville. Only now Orville doesn’t remember where they are hidden. So they go over all of Schick’s movies and find the Ark that the magicians planted on Mount Ararat. They wake up the good magicians who manage to stop the bad ones and put everything back to normal. At the end they watch the movie that Schick and Orville made called “Saviors from Beyond Time.” Its a big hit and they plan another “Librarians: Protectors of the Unknown.”

So the final issue of the Librarians resolves the invasion. For the most part it was an easy resolution that didn’t involve much effort. Still it was an enjoyable story. I loved the ending. Solomon Schick is definitely a born salesman. He cares little about what people think of his movies as long as they buy a ticket. A lot like Corman. I am sorry to see this series cancelled. I thought it had another season to it. So maybe another comic series may come about in the future.

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THE LIBRARIANS #3

“In Search Of: Episode 3”
Writer: Will Pfeiffer
Artist: Rodney Buchemi

Orville kidnaps Sol and jumps through a portal. He also decides to take Cassandra. They find themselves in a theater that shows a documentary done by Orville. The movie surrounds them and they find out they are in a parallel dimension. One where magic was harnessed. Orville was chosen to scout out our dimension. While he was here back in the magic reality a coup occurred and a new regime started planing the invasion of our reality. Orville was cut off from magic and forced to start over. He met Sol and was ordered to make the fantastic movies to cover up artifacts being sent to our reality to pave the way for the invasion. He then sends the two back but wipes their memories of what they saw. Only Cassandra has perfect recall and it doesn’t work on her. She tells the other Librarians of the impending invasion.

A heavy exposition story that explains the reason for everything that has happened. A fascinating idea and well executed. The only thing that didn’t make sense was where Flynn and the others went on some travels around the world and found all these clues. Didn’t really see the purpose of it. Still this was an enjoyable issue that sets up the big invasion finale.

THE LIBRARIANS #2

“In Search of: Episode 2”
Writer: Will Pfeiffer
Artist: Rodney Buchemi

Carsen, Baird and the others have just seen Ezekiel threatened by Sasquatch in Schick’s apartment. They go to enter and find the guard is expecting them. They quickly go to the apartment and find that Sol Schick is still alive and the Sasquatch were actors in suits. The directer has staged an elaborate hoax for publicity to his new movie. The conversation turns to his past with his partner Oscar Orville. They met in the early sixties and formed a friendship. Orville was a director of bad movies but Schick found his movies brilliant. Orville was the inspiration for many of his movies. Suddenly Orville materializes in the apartment only he is larger and has magical powers. He kidnaps Schick and jumps out the window into a portal.

The second issue was a very fascinating story. A lot of backstory about Solomon Schick with discussions on a phony moon, The Mandela effect and parallel dimensions that occasionally bleed through to our dimension. They are setting up some threat from an alternate reality and this I find intriguing. A very good story that keeps within the spirit of the TV show.

THE LIBRARIANS #1

“In Search Of: Episode 1”
Writer: Will Pfeiffer
Artist: Rodney Buchemi

Flynn Carsen, Eve Baird and Cassandra Cillian are out at a film festival for Sol Schick. Schick was behind such seventies classics as: “Noah’s Ark: Found At Last, Quarry: Bigfoot and Future Visitors to the Distant Past.”As Schick is introduced a little man in a turtleneck and thick glasses stabs him to death with a wooden stake. The man is the former narrator of the movies Oscar Orville. The police are quick to respond. While leaving the theater Flynn finds the murder weapon has materialized in his coat. So a supernatural mystery for the Librarians to solve. After an interview with Orville in jail they check out his lead at Schick’s grave. The grave was vandalized and the body dug up and stolen. They go to Schick’s Manhattan penthouse and Ezekiel breaks in. He finds some Sasquatch performing a ritual over Schick’s body.

The Librarians was a TV show that I enjoyed. About a group of high IQ individuals who battled magical threats to the world and safeguarded mystical artifacts. Sadly it was cancelled this year. The comic series captures the spirit of the show. I love the whole new age seventies movie motif. That was definitely the seventies. So far I am enjoying this series. It feels just like an episode of the show.