After the loss of Caleb and the realization never to see Elyon back again,
Cornelia falls into a depression. She secludes herself and doesn't attend
school anymore. The others can't manage to comfort her and the group falls
apart. Even offering a cat doesn't cheer her up. Her sister Lilian adopts
the animal and names it Napoleon.
At home Susan tells Will they will
remove in June.
Taranee doesn't just have words with her mother about
Nigel, she also discovers she is stalked by someone who proves his existence
by leaving the message "I know who you are" behind.
In her stupidity
Irma transforms herself into a twen, showing herself off between the hunks
and the pimple heads. When she tries to transform herself back she discovers
her powers have diminished. This also counts for the rest. As Hay Lin makes
herself invisible she doesn't manage to return to her
old state. And Taranee discovers her telepathic powers are almost gone.
When Peter becomes hostage of Taranee's stalker it is Frost who follows her.
With all their might the girls defeat him and bring him to Kandrakar. Over
there Hay Lin's grandma makes her visible again. But she has a serious message.
Because all of this mischief in the group the oracle has become angry and she as well!
There is sadness everywhere. The only nice detail in this story
is that the irritating sister Lilian has found herself a little friend.
Further on there's a good horror element in the stalking of Taranee, and the failing powers of the girls.
In picture 13.23.2 Taranee discovers a Polaroidcamera of hers has disappeared. But comparing the chest with picture 13.25.2 you see something more has happened!
Picture 13.58.4: Irma's wearing a purple top!
14: The end of a dream
To prevent Will's removal she and Irma, Hay Lin and Taranee go to Simultech. Making use of the inattention of Susan's secretary
Amanda they get into action.
The same time Luba is playing the wizard's pupil.
As the four Guards gather their powers, she reaches her goal. But the result is
more serious as expected.
A transformer has been unleashed; a very dangerous
creature, capable to transform into any person at free will. Possessing the
powers of energy, fire, water and air it only has to find the power of earth:
Cornelia. Just before the others are aware of it, the transformer manages to
reach Cornelia at first and takes possession of Cornelia's body. The oracle
fears the worst by now, and Napoleon is the only one to know something is
terribly wrong with Cornelia.
Finally! For thirteen
issues the oracle floats through the fortress of Kandrakar in a relaxed
mood, now he has turned into a stressed old man. The situation is really
serious by now. The guards have lost their powers except for Cornelia. The
transformer has changed her character and has immense powers! The only good
thing left is that Will does not remove, and the detectives Medina and McTiennan
(who found themselves in an x-files position) finish their investigation.
And it's fun to see the transformer in the shape of Irma creeping along the
wall like Spiderman.
In picture 14.14.3 the barrier has lost its colours!
Danique Plaatzer told me Maria Medina lost her ear-drop in picture 14.46.4.
Looking further I discovered Medina wore no ear-drops at all in her earlier
meeting with Irma! That makes a double error.
Another thing: Cornelia's bed! Compare picture 14.39.2 with those in part
seven in the Meridian chronicles. The differences are clearly to be seen. And
that's not all of it.
Pictures 7.58.4 and 14.49.4: in episode seven
Cornelia's wardrobe had one door-knob with a yellow tassel, yet it has two
door-knobs with red tassels.
One who observes the pages from 14.7
to 14.10 and page 14.20 more closely will discover the drops
change from rotating clockwise into rotating anti-clockwise and vice-versa.
There's something about the face on Irma's blouse.
We already see it (partially) in picture 14.3.1. But it is missing in
pictures 14.4.2 and 14.14.4. And when she is wearing her jacket
it goes wrong too. Her blouse is cut out deep, so there should be seen a little
of it. But on the pages from 11 to 14 you see it too high in the opening of her
jacket, and in some other pictures not at all!
On the pages from 12 to 15 something is wrong as well: the
glasses. The number of them changes sometimes and when Irma, Will and Hay Lin
have gone, Taranee is left alone with six glasses!
15: The courage to choose
The white loose hanging dress wearing guys of
Kandrakar are being at loggerheads about the girls, especially about Cornelia.
Irma is sick and tired about Cornelia and leaves the group. Only Hay Lin and
Taranee go out trying to restore the broken friendship.
sends Luba to earth to prevent Cornelia's attempt to resurrect Caleb. But both
their utter pigheadedness nearly results in a disaster. Before the eyes of
Taranee Luba takes Cornelia and Caleb with her to imprison them at Kandrakar.
The other four girls gather again (Martin is the right person to make
Irma forget her anger!) and leave for Kandrakar, where Luba still runs amuck
around the place.
When Cornelia and Caleb appear and Caleb gives back
Cornelia the powers she invested into him, Luba looses her self-control and
betrays Kandrakar by leaving.
The next day everything is over, and on the Sheffield Institute the girls discover
they have passed for the next class. Holidays are beginning!
This is a quite profound story. Cornelia yearns to revive Caleb, Luba wants
the right on her side at any cost and the four other girls try to find out how
to regain their powers. The changes in the scenes are good, and still you can
follow the story. The drawings are something else. They vary from being good
to horrible. The long waved hair makes Cornelia to a complete different girl,
and it suits her.
Images 15.23.3, 15.23.5, 15.45.5: In a short time Wills shirt undergoes some
changes. First there is a yellow stripe running under the star, then it runs ove
r the star, and from picture 15.24.5 it has disappeared for good.
When Luba takes Cornelia and Caleb with her to Kandrakar, Cornelia's wings have
Pictures 15.56.3 and 15.56.7: the
girls arrive from Kandrakar back on their departure time: a quarter past nine.
When they clean up the mess, the clock suddenly reads a quarter to ten, and it
has changed in design! By the way, why should they move it? It was properly
standing on the chimney!
The different artists don't make it easy for us by drawing the garden plaza in a
different way, and we can't do anything about that. But it would be a lot easier
for us if the building remains the same in one episode.
In picture 15.43.1 you see Caleb is missing his spot at
his right cheek.
The mystery of Irma continues. We see her suddenly wearing a
necklace in picture 15.6.2 which was not present in the previous episode.
In picture 15.19.5 her jacket is completely closed. And if you watch
carefully you see here and there a part of the print of her blouse.
Some other strange thing is that Irma, Hay Lin and Taranee
suddenly carry their school stuff with them, which was not there in the previous
issue. Moreover Taranee has changed her skirt with zebra motif and blue pants
for a sleeveless orange shirt and a dark red pants. And that's not all of it.
In the previous issue she wore nothing around her wrists, but now she
wears a bracelet on either the left or the right one. Sometimes she even wears
a bracelet on both her wrists and then nothing again! Another detail: After
picture 15.18.5 we never see her book back again.
In picture 15.40.5 you see Cornelia has lost her body and legs. Though she
has a firm amount of hair which reaches below her bottom when she is transformed,
there is no excuse for that.
16: Nerissa's seal
Our five go out on vacation in the summer-cottage
of the Lair family for a one week stay with Anna and Christopher. When Will
awakes on the beach from a nightmare she discovers a strange sign on her hand.
To get this clarified the girls go to Kandrakar. Yan Lin tells the
history of Nerissa and the other Guardians she joined. Her conclusion is that
Nerissa wants to get the heart of Kandrakar into her possession.
Meanwhile Nerissa decides to take revenge, and therefore she transforms a dog
into the person of Khor, who gets the task to kill Hay Lin at first. Hay Lin
receives a premonition of that in a nightmare. When Khor manages to capture
Hay Lin in a second effort the others go into action and release Hay Lin.
For economical reasons the editors decided to stop adding
page numbers. Doing so the collection comics won't become too expensive. This
means the picture-notation code becomes universal.
The story doesn't start very nice to Irma. When she tells there is only one
folding bed, Cornelia claims it at once because of her allergy to sleeping bags.
The next scene has its effects to the nerves of the Lair family. It even takes
Leafy its attention!
That Nerissa is a strange character! For centuries she lies
rotting in her stone coffin, and as soon she wakes up she asks for vengeance
instead of visiting a dermal specialist.
Khor is the living proof of
the threat of Nerissa, but that she can fail as well. During his transformation
she kept improving his mind aside. Now it is a purple Hulk with a dog's brain.
Do you remember? Matt invited Will for a dinner in Lodelyday. But the bungler
left his wallet home. That's how you get the laughs against you!
now for the mistakes.
In picture 16.3.4 Irma lost the chain she wore in picture 16.3.2.
On the menu card we read the name of
Lodelyday as we know it. But when Matt and Will passed the menu standard just
before, the name was spelled as 'Lodelydey'. Quite puzzling. Another detail is
that the clothing of the waiter in picture 16.10.5 has changed in picture 16.11.1.
Will has a watertight watch, which strangely enough disappears and reappears in
different pictures, right like it happened with Taranee's bracelets in the
In two pictures Cornelia's dress (16.41.2 en 16.41.6) is wrapped about
her neck in a different way.
The curl on Hay Lin's shoulder (picture 16.20.1) stands backward.
17: Don't close your eyes
Vacations at Irma's has ended. Will, Taranee and
Cornelia continue their own vacations somewhere else. Nerissa creates three
more monsters: Ember, Tridart en Shagon.
Caleb, hunting for Luba, visits
Will for help because Luba has gone with the Hale family to their holiday settlement,
disguised as Sandra Doubman, a school friend of Cornelia's mother.
Guardians are being alarmed and go to Cornelia. But they are misfortunate
and don't come further than an attempt to buy a ticket for the bus or train.
Cornelia tries to evade Sandra Doubman when she meets Will and Caleb.
moment Luba tears off her disguise and neutralizes Caleb before she gets
neutralized as well by Ember, who both with Tridart followed Luba to take Caleb
with them. Will teleports the missing Guardians to her and tries to protect
Caleb. When Shagon arrives the fight is lost and the monsters take Caleb with
them. Afterwards the Guardians bring Luba back to Kandrakar.
This story is crowded with monsters! Nerissa creates another
three, The mayor Krinkle tempts Lilian to make a photograph of the non-existing
monster Scotty and Harold Hale calls Sandra Doubman a monster, taking the piss
For the first time Caleb is nice! He has humor and makes fun of himself, and he
manages to get rid of a child pest. And he learns Will how to transport things
and persons almost like in Star Trek! A wonderful story!
(17.27.1) Will with a motor helmet! Could it be more cool? It asks for
making an avatar from it!
(17.29.4)You can't do much with a telephone which has a nine-number keypad.
(17.42.5) Suddenly Irma has a second red band on her t-shirt, where it
should be white. And the strawberry has suddenly disappeared too.
(17.44.2)Taranee doesn't only have problems with the booking-clerk, but lost
two earrings too.
17.45.2 to 17.45.4: Our
overenthousiast Lilian prepared herself to photograph 'Scotty'. Her camera's
strap hangs over her left shoulder first, then over the right shoulder and then
again over the left shoulder. By the way, she never could make a photograph,
because when Shagon fell into the lake with Caleb, she didn't have her camera
with her anymore.
(17.52.3-4) The long hair of Hay Lin and Irma's necklace disappear in a
miraculous way, and the strawberry on Irma's t-shirt as well. And the red band
of the t-shirt suddenly runs through to the arm.
18: Fragments of summer
The oracle has decided to partially erase the girls'
memories for their own good. By that they forget Caleb and Nerissa.
has met a boy, Eric Lyndon. When the other girls are introduced to him, Matt
arrives on the wrong moment, making him think Eric is "the stranger with the
motor". Therefore he drops Will. But when he meets Eric again in the presence of
Martin and Nigel he discovers he's wrong.
Meanwhile Caleb is held captive
by Nerissa in the Thanos mountain where she rejuvenates herself (and it's a real
improvement!). Caleb manages to escape and meets Luba.
Nerissa gains on him.
On that very moment the Guardians remember everything again and go into battle.
To shorten the fight against Nerissa Luba sacrifices herself and gives the Guardians
the time to leave with Caleb.
A fine fast story, with changes which
don't make you loose the thread.
After her rejuvenation Nerissa wants to
get rid of Caleb. It does not matter to her he has escaped and going to a
certain death. For what she follows him then?
18.22.2-3: It's clear to see that things are not right with the wand
18.25.1: Is this girl sick or an alien? Anyway, Kurt is
standing close to her.
18.29.1: The artist has had a problem with the
perspective, through which an Escher-like deformation has occurred. The arms of
Will and Irma seem to be unnaturally long now without being remarked at once.
Nerissa before and after transformation. She looks much better now. If that only
counted for her character as well...
Usually Yan Lin wears earrings, but
in picture 18.34.2 she lost them.
18.41.3, 5, 18.42.1 and 18.42.3: there is something strange with
one of Eric's bracelets. First it is a closed bracelet, then it's missing, next
to that it's an open bracelet and finally it's on the left pulse instead of the
19: The other truth
Nerissa attacks the girls in their dream so frequently,
that they hardly dare to sleep. This sometimes causes shameful situations
Hay Lin discovers a letter from ex-Guardian Kadma to her
grandmother. Kadma runs the "Rising Star Foundation" in Fadden Hills. Will is
being told she was observed by her teachers and she was Halinors pupil beyond her
knowledge until she moved from Fadden Hills to Heatherfield. When Kadma gives
Will a diary and almost turns the girls out of doors, Hay Lin thoughtless whistles
the tune called 'Nerissa's shivers'. Kadma then understands Nerissa has returned.
She tells the part of the whole history Yan Lin and the oracle held back.
Later Will and Hay Lin go to the observatory to ask Eric's
grandfather Zachary Lyndon, a mysterious astronomer, to decode the runes in the
Cornelia supposes to hold a pyjama party at hers to battle against
Nerissa in a collective dream. The idea works, and Nerissa has to flee from the
girls with the painful realization her weakness is uncovered.
Artist Manuela Razzi has done a good job! The pictures are
better than the earlier issues. The only sad thing is that sometimes the sequence
of the vignettes is unclear.
The oracle doesn't seem to be
that holy and all-knowing anymore! In the eyes of Kadma and Halinor he has failed
and he even doesn't know the slightest thing about the place where Caleb finds
himself on the moment. More fun is Yan Lin, who really looks like a penguin.
Pictures 19.47.4 and 19.60.3: First the white band on Cornelia's nightgown
has some decoration, later it hasn't any. Stranger is the one-piece nightdress Will
is wearing; how the heck does she put that thing on and off?
The doll's house has been turned about twice! Why?
Pictures 19.49.1-2: Cornelia's bed is large enough to have a cuddly toy next
to you. Still the rabbit has disappeared. Hay Lin herself has an alien cuddly toy
at home, so there is no reason to speak about shame!
It doesn't look like Will has moved during her sleep. So what about the doll's
house? It didn't move from its place either!
The sequence of the vignettes are so confusing, even the
editors became a victim and swapped two texts among each other. Here's the
reconstruction how it should be.
20: Hate's blow
Mrs. Rudolph is retiring with the meanings of
returning to Meridian. Her departure will be celebrated at the Sheffield Institute.
Will has to deal with voices in her head more and more, driving her paranoid
and make her losing her reliance on her friends. In addition there are more
dangers waiting for her.
Professor Lyndon tells Hay Lin about the description
of an unknown star in Halinors diary. From what he tells her Hay Lin is able to
conclude this star was visible the last time at the birth of Will!
convinced her friends are imposters and tries to destroy them. When she discovers
her mistake she unbosom's herself on Matt, and she shows him the Heart of Kandrakar.
Nerissa, possessing the body of Matt, takes the Heart and leaves the deceived Will.
Though the oracle bloody well knows about the seriousness of the
upcoming threat, he does nothing but floating around pretending nothing's wrong.
"It's decided", isn't it? "It's written!" Even Yan Lin is criticizing the oracle.
Picture 20.40.4: Irma's beautiful evening dress doesn't seem to be drawn
easily. Just watch pictures 20.33.1 and 20.45.2, 5 and 6 and 20.48.1 .
20.6.3-20.8.1:Well, what is it? First we see Will having the strap
of her backpack at the left, but soon it jumps to the right and backwards.
Finally she decides to wear it on the right shoulder. With her belt it goes
wrong as well (20.9.3).
In this picture Hay Lin is missing her legs!
In picture 20.45.2
Hay Lin literally says: "Without the Heart of Kandrakar we cannot transform
ourselves!" Wrong! There's enough proof they can.
20.46.2: the table is missing two of its legs.
21: Tomorrow's shadows
Nerissa marches up with her horde against the fortress of Kandrakar, taking
barrier after barrier. Meanwhile Will and the girls get back the diary. The next
evening they sneak into the observatory.
The defenses of Kandrakar don't
have effect, just as Caleb shows up and offers his help to battle against Nerissa.
While Will has a spiritual contact with the spirit of Cassidy (something
only Irma understands at first) the others kick the ass of Khor, who was send out
for another time. Will gets a copy of the Heart of Kandrakar, with which they
hurry to the fortress.
Over there we see Caleb being surprised about the
real appearance of Cornelia. And Nerissa is standing at the door ready for the
The artist has been rough with the lines. Every
wrinkle and flab is drawn. But he's been royal to Susan Vandom, looking a lot
younger and Nerissa, who's got some great boobs in her decolleté.
Cornelia has a realistic way of thinking. Alas, Caleb's reaction is embarrassing.
Who would have thought that?
Something strange happens in
the observatory when the girls visit professor Lyndon. Irma wants to see the
stars by daylight, as he reminds her she can't! But he was the one
who opened the dome!
21.3.4, 21.15.5 en 21.15.6: It's clear enough there's something wrong with
21.18.3: And so it is with Taranee! Her clothes have changed colours! And
when she sneaks in together with the others she has her cap with her when she
enters. But in picture 21.27.4 she has lost it.
21.31.1: The last mistake is the biggest! When the girls entered the
observatory the moon was full. But when they leave the building on page 46 the
moon has passed the last quarter. In picture 21.47.3 you see next to Yan
Lin a fish in its bowl, a little further a kind of tribble (yes, Star Trek!) and
a bit further you find a praying mantis! This artist loves joking!
22: A broken heart
Everyone prepares himself for the endgame! Nerissa is at the doorstep, the Guardians
choose their individual opponents and the Congregation commences to meditate.
Nerissa breaks the Heart of Kandrakar from which pure evil streams down covering
the Fortress. And instead of making a counter-move the Guardians fall asleep and
awake into a life without problems.
The one after the other forgets all about
Kandrakar seeing their boyfriend or in Irma's case, the boy she fancies. Only
Cornelia is left, clinging herself on the memory of Caleb. With her love for him
she breaks the spell Nerissa has casted over the Guardians.
of Cassidy merges with the broken Heart and heals it.
The Heart, endowed with
the spirit of the nymph Xin Jing chooses Will after a verbal duel against Nerissa.
Knowing everything is lost Nerissa gathers her last powers to seal her hate paying
with her life, a Pyrrhic victory... Instead of it she gets incinerated by the
The black dregs which covers the Fortress is the same muck which manifested
itself in Cornelia's bedroom (see Witch issue number 3).
Cornelia has proven
for herself love really is stronger than magic.
This is quite a nice story,
spiced with romance, psychology and a bit of horror.
never has seen Cheepee before, neither has she met Kadma ever. How is it possible
then she recognizes him at once? And how is it possible Kadma recognizes Cornelia?
Mrs. Cook arrives at the schoolyard wearing a set of ear-drops with a matching
necklace. The pearls of the ear-drops are hanging below her coiffure. It's already
going wrong on page 22.19, where she first looses her right ear-drop, as
well as her necklace. On page 22.20 she looses her left ear-drop and on
picture 22.21.1 she looses both of them.
Kadma's pendant (from page 22.26 to 22.29) changes hanging in height.
From page 22.43 to page 22.59 you see the curls change
on Hay Lin's shoulders.
Picture 22.53.6: Cornelia has a curl
in her top, and the one in her skirt has disappeared.
The battle against Nerissa has ended, but for Cornelia an inner one still has
left: her love for Caleb. The excuses that bastard has to end their relationship
are not accepted and she lets him burst. When it's decided to bring him back to
Meridian both with Galgheita she doesn't want to go along. Instead she returns
to Earth to transport Galgheita to Kandrakar. As a deed of love she delivers the
homeless Ray the memory about a nice fairy giving him a home for the night.
Meanwhile Will bursts out against the oracle to utter the displeasement of her
and her friends, which of course causes a stir.
The return of Caleb and
Galgheita leads to a festivity in Meridian; we see Elyon and Vathek back again.
Back at home a disaster awaits Will: her astral drop has gone, causing Will
getting grounded. Cornelia, Irma and Taranee find the astral drop near Olsen's
and manage to catch her. At Will's home she tells she saw Matt with an other girl.
Reluctantly she merges with Will, who of course gets really upset by receiving
the astral drop's memories.
Despite of this all seems to end well, but now
there's a man standing at the door...
Again love is the subject, but
it's broken love, especially Cornelia's. The last one partially still is the
It gives a good laugh seeing dormouse getting confused when he
sees its master and her double. Who's who?
This has become a nice story
again. The pictures are splendid, but they are somewhat disappointing in the
23.28.1: An artist's joke: Will's shadow reveals her double identity.
23.29.4: The lower half of Will's sleeves are yellow, while they
were purple at first!
23.13.4: If we shouldn't know better you would think Cornelia is hugging a
penguin! Take a look at the end of her sleeve too. Usually it has a pointed end
on the back of her hand, but not here! And this repeats itself throughout the story
several times. And it still goes wrong with he curls on Hay Lin's shoulders.
23.14.3: The tale of the homeless and the fairy...
Thanks to Naomi Renders some new errors are revealed:
23.5.1: Cornelia's top is purple.
23.5.3: Initially Cornelia's
sweater has no knitting pattern, but it has one on the next page.
23.6.1: Taranee is missing her left wristlet.
23.19.1: Irma is wearing a typical variant of Wills top. The sleeves are
equal, but the colour is green and Irma has bare shoulders as she and Cornelia
are used to.
Then Taranee's dreadlock. It was missing on pages
23.36, 23.37 and 23.38. From picture 23.43.3 the
dreadlock is back again. After a single disappearance on page 23.48 the
dreadlock is gone forever from page 23.50.
23.18.6: Hay Lin's top isn't fully colored in, and at Irma's right leg
(23.20.3) the lower bands are missing.
24: Trust on me
Matt introduces his girlfriend Mandy to Will, which results to a jealousy attack
by Will. Thus Mandy is victim to Will's magical naggings during the qualifying
rounds. Imagine how Will feels when she hears Mandy is just entirely a friend of
Matt since Kindergarten and he means a lot to her, even since her parents are
Taranee and Hay Lin are out both with Nigel en Eric to make a
reporting in the Rock&Roll Café, forgetting it's closed. Next to that they
get a fight with Uriah who insulted Taranee and Hay Lin. Finally they end up in
the police station.
At the same time Will meets another surprise: daddy's
back! Result: Susan in paranoia and Will in seventh heaven (for the time being...).
He gets tangled with Susan and tries to get the trust from Will.
for her bad marks Taranee has to make her homework in her mother's office. That's
where she discovers the "Vandom case" Taranee takes care for it that Will knows
This is the end of the second saga and a turning point
for Will. Despite his good intentions we already know what ^$@*#@!*%$*& Thomas
Vandom truly is.
Cornelia and Irma are left at the background for a bit, but
it's sure Irma's on the hunt... for a boy!
24.1.4 en 24.1.6: Amanda Bolland wears two hairpins at first, then just one.
24.3.2: Irma has lost her right eye.
24.27.1 and 24.27.1: Uriah is molesting the dispenser when it failed
to eject a can. Would he have pressed the "money back" knob? The panel at least
suffers from his foot. But the next page the dent is positioned next to the panel!
On page 24.10 a few things aren't right. Primarily the roses
are situated a different way in the trash can, and secondary the cell phone
addresses the fridge with Edward instead of James. A mistake; the phone is Edward
24.28.2 and 24.28.4: Susan, Will and Dean are celebrating Will's victory
in the qualification round. By candlelight! But the candle jumps from its place
from Dean to Will! /p>
is standing at the right from his father when his mother asks him a question. But
when he makes his witty remark he's standing on the left side of his father!
Pages 24.18-24.22: Several things go wrong with the girl who
walks along with Will and Mandy. At first she has her goggles around her neck,
after that she has them in her hand. Why so? She even doesn't have her bathing
cap with her, though she wears it from picture 24.19.1. First with a light
red band, then a white band, and on picture 24.22.1 she has a complete
white bathing cap and a green bathing suit. In picture 24.22.2 everything
is restored again.
On picture 24.34.4 mrs. Lin addresses her
own daughter with 'Taranee'!
And as if it's not enough! On page
24.53 Will and Mandy are sitting on a bench with a dark blue and yellow
bag between them. On page 24.54 it's entirely dark blue. On page
24.53 Will has a towel over her shoulders, except for pictures
24.53.5 and 24.53.7. On page 24.54 they are sitting on that
towel. For what?