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Comic Issue
"Wonderland, Part Five"
WW5A
Publication date March 6, 2013
Pages 32
Series
Willow: Wonderland #5
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Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Jeff Parker
Christos Gage
Penciller(s) Brian Ching
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) David Mack
Megan Lara
Inker(s) Jason Gorder
Colorist(s) Michelle Madsen
Letterer(s) Richard Starkings & ComiCraft's Jimmy Betancourt
WW5B

"Wonderland, Part Five" was the final issue of the Willow: Wonderland comic book series.

Synopsis

Willow and Rack engaged in a magic battle. Rack reminded her of their time together, but Willow is quick to point out he didn't mean that much to her. This was just Rack distracting her as he got near to the Scythe. When he got it he used it to tear a rip in the walls of the dimension, which revealed a gargantuan source of magic power, which resembled the inside of a human body.

Willow did not want Rack to go near it, so their battle commenced again. Willow said Rack just used magic to destroy things, but Rack accused her of the same thing. They threw spells and accusations to each other, until Rack decided to just enter the portal. There their battle continued until Willow decided to run, because Rack was setting up a trap for her. He caught her though, but just as he was about to drain the life out of her, he was attacked by strange beings, which resembled blood cells.

As Rack was consumed, Willow got away and the body she was inside began to speak to her and explained that now that Willow realised that light and dark were both essential parts of her being, she was granted the magic at that source and she was allowed passage back to Earth. Magic was not back on Earth, but it was back in her and she could share it.

Continuity

The story was set after "Family Reunion", but before "The Watcher".

  • Rack had a flashback of Willow's first high on magic in "Wrecked".
  • Rack revealed that Willow never killed him [1], but that he spent a month in a coma.
  • Willow stated she forgave Angel despite saying she couldn't forgive him in "Family Reunion, Part Four".

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Death Count

Behind the Scenes

Collections

Pop Culture References

  • Rack referenced P.E.T.A..
  • Willow compared Rack's addiction to magic to "Uncle Scrooge and his money pit."

Quotes

Willow - "Hate to bruise your ego, Rack, but yeah ... I did forget about you. You were just my first dealer. You didn't introduce me to magic--- or abusing it. I was already on that road. You just saw an opportunity because you're a leech. A leech I thought I squashed."
Rack - "When you went dark? You pretty near did, girl. I spent a month in a coma. Best trip of my life."
Rack - "I may be scum. Let's face it, I am. But you're a brat. You want what you want when you want it, and if you don't get it, people suffer. And the rules apply to everyone but you. You wanna call P.E.T.A. when I kill a monster, but when another one's about to mess up your precious quest, BOOM! It's giblets! You spend your life guarding a hellmouth, but when you lose your power, you decide to make a new hellmouth to get it back, and damn the consequences! And that quest of yours ... it's the most important thing in history. 'Till you run into a coven of horny witches who worship you and keep you juiced. All of a sudden, screw Earth! Problem solved!"
Willow - "You think I don't know that? I've been weak and selfish. Left my friends 'cause I wanted power more than them. But I'm better. I didn't just use Angel. I forgave him. That helped me control my dark side."
Willow - "Real power isn't something you steal. It's something you earn. And once you do ... it comes to you from everywhere. You tried everything to make me go dark. And it didn't work. Told you I wasn't the same girl."
Embodiment of Magic - "I sense your frustration. I explain as best I can. But some things are complex. All beings are complex. Like you."
Willow - "Oh ... wow. It's-It's--"
Embodiment of Magic - "Beautiful, yes. Not despite the imperfections, but because of them. The way they shape the whole. Because you have stopped fighting them ... and begun learning from them. Rack was right. Opposing forces can exist in the same place. They must."
Willow - "Story of my life. My grand quest is over, and I don't know if I succeeded or failed. I didn't restore magic to Earth. But I restored magic to me ... and me to Earth. Rack would've hoarded it ... reveled in it. Like Uncle Scrooge in his money pit. Who am I kidding? That's what I would've done. But not anymore. Being the only one with magic ... makes me want to share it. I can still give magic back to the world. Kinda. It's just gonna have to be more up close and personal. I hope that's good enough."

References

  1. "Two to Go"

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