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No Rest for the Wicca
Comic Cover Issue 2
Issue Information
Issue 2
Volume 1
Published September 1, 2010
Written by Paul Ruditis
Co-written by Raven Gregory
Artwork by Dave Hoover
Cover Artwork by Greg Horn (cover A)
David Seidman (cover B)
Coloring by Milen Parvanov
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Ralph Tedesco
Comic Guide
Charmed Lives
Innocents Lost

No Rest for the Wicca is the 2nd issue of the Charmed comic series published by Zenescope Entertainment.


For a complete plot of No Rest for the Wicca, go here.

As the Charmed Ones go about settling into their new lives, forces from the Underworld prepare to unleash a power that will destroy the sisters once and for all. Meanwhile, Paige accepts a new position and learns the hard way that teaching isn't the easiest job...Phoebe and Piper attend the funeral of Brittany, the first innocent they ever saved, only to find that her death may herald the beginning of something terrifying that will endanger the lives of all the innocents and the Charmed Ones themselves.







Magial NotesEdit


Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This issue features Brittany Reynolds, who was last seen in Season 1's "I've Got You Under My Skin."
  • This is the first issue to show how Piper's and Phoebe's powers work in the comics.
  • Paige doesn't use her telekinetic orbing power in this issue.
  • Wyatt and Chris are younger than in the previous issue. They seem about the right age now.
  • The page on Javna can be seen in the Book.
  • The Window of Opportunity rule is mentioned by Paige.
  • Phoebe's premonition power seems to have advanced, as she was seen viewing multiple, maybe hundreds of events, at once. She also seems much more confident in and capable of getting a premonition on command.
  • Paul Ruditis confirmed that Phoebe levitated at the end of this issue while she had her premonition.
  • Brent mentions the cliche that witches are old, ugly hags. This cliche was also mentioned by Phoebe in episode "All Halliwell's Eve". It was in this episode that Phoebe also became (at least partially) responsible for the 'witches flying on brooms' cliche.
  • Piper's freezing power seems to have advanced in a way similar to the episode Morality Bites, when Piper froze a city block. In this issue, she froze everything around her at a funeral, even raindrops.
  • Greg Horn, the guest artist for the cover of issue #2, is willing to make more Charmed covers if asked by Zenescope.
  • Raven Gregory said that he used the cover for issue #2 as a wallpaper on his P.C.
  • Holly Marie Combs saw a resemblance between the cover with the CO's naked, covered by leaves, and the promo poster of her upcoming series "Pretty Little Liars". Coincidentally, her onscreen daughter in Pretty Little Liars does the same "hush" pose as Piper on the cover. Greg Horn said that he wasn't inspired by this promo and when asked, he replied that it's the first time he had seen the promo.
  • On Twitter, Rose McGowan retweeted a link to the cover where the Charmed Ones are pictured in the woods, naked with leaves covering them. Holly Marie Combs jokingly replied via her twitter: Strangely, I don't recall that scene, while Rose said she thought it was HOT.
  • Greg Horn said about his cover for issue #2: Three naked witches lying under a tree... I came up with that idea all by myself and I am very proud of that. CBS really liked it too, and had only one edit--more leaves! Greg Horn's cover with less leaves (look at Piper's breast with less leaves) can be found here.
  • The title is based on the popular cliche "No Rest for the Wicked" or possibly the song by the same title from the band "Cage the Elephant".
  • Ironically, in the first ever Charmed magazine, there is an article titled "No Rest For The Wiccas" about the actors' summer break.
  • This issue includes a recap, written by Paige. She briefly recaps what happened in issue #1.
  • Paige's recap is signed with an "xoxo". Rose McGowan often signs her tweets the same way.
  • Dave Hoover about the double spread pages of Magic School:
I loved doing the dragon on this one, and overall was really happy with the results on these two pages. Then the bad news; I was told to take out the dragon, because dragons do not exist in the Charmed universe. This was a real kick in the pants, to say the least! I don't know if this came from CBS, or whether it came from the writer. The writer suggested in the script that I draw Pegasus, the winged stallion, perched on a roof top, which I thought was kind of lame. I mean come on, these are witches we're dealing with here. And I did it to add a sort of darker atmosphere, and to add an element of fantasy, which is something I love doing. I was also told not to draw skulls, I guess they're afraid of upsetting someone.
They compromised with the dragon, and decided to color it as if it was a stone statue, so at least I didn't have to remove it.
The colorist did do a great job on the whole two page spread, especially on the dragon, but in the end he had to change that as well.
Actually, to give Paul credit, he did say specifically right in the script not to draw a dragon, but I guess I'm one of those people that when you tell me not to do something I'll go right ahead and do it anyway. Maybe if he had explained why I shouldn't draw one I would have understood. I started out thinking I would draw a big lizard, but that didn't feel quite right, but then neither did drawing Pegasus. And suggesting Pegasus said to me that adding a certain fantasy element to the art was OK. They have managed to include dragons in the whole Harry Potter mythos quite effectively, and I would still contend that it doesn't make sense to start excluding things, whether they seem to cross a certain line when it comes to reality ot not.
  • Dave Hoover about the magic and the weirdness:
As a kid, "Bewitched" was one of my favorite programs, even it was done as high comedy. Anything could happen when Samantha wiggled her nose.






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