Will, Irma, Taranee, Cordelia and Hay Lin all look like ordinary Junior High students. But suddenly Cordelia discovers that she can clean her room just by thinking about it, and Irma can make sure that her teacher only asks her questions she knows the answer to. In between starting to think about boys, preparing for a school dance and dealing with teachers and parents these five girls are also exploring their new magical powers. Armed with a magical map, and the powers of fire, water, air, earth and spirit Will, Irma, Taranee, Cordelia and Hay Lin start to learn what it means to be the guardians of the Veil that separates good from evil. The series has a nicely multicultural cast of characters, and while the story isn’t wildly original, it is solid, well written fantasy. And, frankly, there’s less of that out there than there should be. The art is manga inspired and is bright and lively. The graphic novel series ties in with a animated series and a book series.
W.I.T.C.H., vol. 1: The Power of Friendship