|Published||January 19, 2011|
|Written by||Paul Ruditis|
|Artwork by||Marcio Abreu|
|Cover Artwork by|| David Seidman (cover A) |
Al Rio (cover B)
|Coloring by||John Hunt|
|Letters by||Jim Campbell|
|Edited by||Ralph Tedesco|
Morality Bites Back
|For a complete plot of Unnatural Resources, go here.|
The Charmed Ones face off against an ancient evil with an army of minions that present Piper, Phoebe, and Paige with their greatest challenge ever. These forces of evil are bent on destruction, tearing apart the Halliwell family, and possibly keeping Piper from ever opening her restaurant.
- Chris Halliwell
- Melinda Halliwell
- P.J. Halliwell
- Tamora and Kat Mitchell
- Fireballs - Used by The Source to break into Magic School.
- Beaming - Type of Teleportation used by Coop.
- Remote Beaming - Used by Coop to Beam Piper to the Manor and back to Magic School.
- Orb Shield - Used by Paige to protect herself, her sisters and contain an explosion.
- Orbing - Type of Teleportation used by Paige.
- Molecular Acceleration - Used by Piper to burn through a rope.
- Levitation - Used by Phoebe to levitate over The Source and to dodge his Energy Beam..
- Energy Beam - Used by Neena to throw Hogan against a wall, and by The Source to attack Phoebe.
- Nature Enhancement- Used by Neena to kill Hogan.
- Telekinetic Orbing - Used by Melinda to orb her teddy bear into her hands.
- Piper mentions that the demons that once had control of Magic School left a Phosphorus Cauldron behind, which is just what they need to contain all forms of magic. She then sent Paige off with the Cauldron to gather magic from all of the Magic Community, including Billie.
- Piper uses this sword to impale the Source's golem body.
To Vanquish the Source
- The Power of Three we now decree!
- The Power of Three will set you free!
- The Power of Three will destroy thee!
- Cast by Neena, causing the Source's power to be bestowed upon a group of evil beings.
- Ancient evil now destroyed.
- Others rise to fill the void.
- To build our strength within this hour,
- Leave vanquished Source, but share his power.
Notes and Trivia
- Billie Jenkins returns for a cameo in this comic. It is revealed that she's looking after the Morris Family.
- This is the third time that Piper uses her powers in a Charmed comic cover. It's also the third time we see the Book of Shadows in the covers.
- Piper's new power is explained in this issue.
- None of the sisters used their original Warren powers in this issue.
- After finding out that the Source has returned as a Golem, Paige remembers the previous one they met in "Size Matters".
- The Mitchell twins are finally named: Tamora and Kat Mitchell.
- Baby Prue Halliwell is fully named Prudence Johnna Halliwell, and is given the nickname "P.J." by Grams.
- This is Grams' first appearance in Season 9.
- Paul Ruditis tweeted that there is a very tiny art detail on P.J.'s clothing, a little ladybug, the nickname future Phoebe gave to her on the show.
- Piper's hands glow as she uses Molecular Acceleration.
- Neena use a spell to share the Source's powers with the demons in the underworld, causing them to change to more demonic forms. While most demons looked human in the show (especially in later seasons), the comics give them a more creative design, which was impossible on the show.
- Neena's species is still left ambiguous after a demon asks her if she's a warlock or not. We find out what she is in "Oh, Henry".
- Paige, Phoebe and Piper's appearance on Cover B is taken from two different episode still from the season 8 episode, The Lost Picture Show. There appearances on Cover C are taken from a season 6 photo shoot.
- On January 05th, 2011 Paul Ruditis tweeted:
- It's sounding like Charmed Issue 5 didn't come out today. Hmph. Perfect example of why I say I don't know about the business side of things. Until the issue does come out, I'm initiating teaserpalooza! Where I give vague and probably frustrating teasers for the issue to come. One (or more) of these characters will cameo in Issue 5: Victor, Patty, Grams, Elise, Tyler, Darryl, Billie, Dan & Jenny.
- More of Paul's teasers on Twitter.
- 2nd — A question I've been getting since before Charmed #1 came out will be answered in #5. (NOT the question about Prue or Cole.)
- 3rd — Actually, more than one popular question will be answered in Charmed Issue 5.
- 4th — Charmed #5 Mini-Excerpt 1: "Seriously, no leprechauns."
- 5th — Charmed #5 Mini-Excerpt 2: "Phoebe, I need to borrow your husband"
- 6th — Charmed #5 Mini-Excerpt 3: "I'll worry about the details. Just stand there and look pretty."
- 7th — Charmed #5 Mini-Excerpt 4: "What's that?"
- 8th — The quotes were spoken by Paige, Piper, Neena, and Phoebe.
- 9th — When the demons abandoned Magic School, they left some useful things behind.
Morality Bites Back