Gravel: Combat Magician #0

Gravel: Combat Magician #0

Writer: Mike Wolfer Artist: Gabriel Rearte Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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Gravel returns with a super-size launch issue and an all-new monthly series! Mike Wolfer has worked on every issue of Gravel to date, and he's back to his black magic ways, joined by artist Gabriel Rearte who is conjuring stunning pages! This #0 is a perfect starting place for new readers, with a self-contained story and a huge what-has-come-before summary of all the previous Gravel issues. After dismantling the aristocratic, magical hierarchy of England and surviving a war against a blood-thirsty serial killer, William Gravel disappeared. But even a man who can walk through walls cannot escape Combat Magic-fueled assassins. And he's not happy about it. Written by long-time Warren Ellis collaborator MIKE WOLFER, GRAVEL: COMBAT MAGICIAN presents a fresh starting point for new readers to enter the world of ultra-violent black magic. Available with a Regular cover by artist Gabriel Rearte, Wraparound, Horror and a Black Magic Order Incentive cover by Wolfer.

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    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jan 24, 2014

    A nice feature for readers new to the character is the “Gravel Combat Log” in the back of the book that summarizes every single issue to date, covering all of Gravel's allies, villains, and battles. There's a bit of a production gaffe and the pages are presented out of order, though, so skip forward to the 10th page and start with “Strange Kiss”. From there read to the end (Gravel #3) then flip back to the first page featuring Gravel #4. This error aside, this issue is a superb intro to the character and provides a LOT of reading for the $4.99 cover price. Not for the squeamish, but most people figured that out from the Avatar logo on the cover. Nevertheless, if you like hard R-rated action mixed with some fantasy elements (magic), this is a great series that you should give a try. Read Full Review

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