Mae #3

Writer: Gene Ha Artist: Gene Ha Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

As Mae and her sister venture deeper into the fantasy world on the hunt for their kidnapped father, the sisters find new supernatural allies and meet dangerous enemies determined to bring them down.

Gene Ha was awarded the 1994 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award and has won four Eisner Awards.

"[Mae is] a fun lead protagonist. She asks questions, but isn't completely a fish out of water thanks to the fact that she's a geek."-The Mary Sue

  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 25, 2016

    There's a lot to love and all this goodness combines to make Mae simply delightful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 8, 2016

    If you're as much a fan of a good fantasy tale, expressive art, and extremely likeable heroes setting out on a quest to free a kidnapped family member as I am, then you should love Mae. Ask your shop for a copy, it's only on issue #3 so you should be able to track down issues #1 and 2, or wait until the collection comes out, but I like to support these in single issues so that I can ensure the sales will warrant them continuing on past the 1st story arc. This has a slot on my pull list and is creeping up closer towards the top with each issue that come out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 27, 2016

    The third installment of Mae definitely expands things in interesting ways and there are a few amusing callouts that happen as to how things are usually written with fantasy in that they're usually quite national-centric. American fantasy writers usually write white just as Japanese fantasy writers write Japanese. Here, Ha uses that to his advantage in revealing how some of the earliest people that came over were from Africa as well as Czechoslovakia, giving it a different kind of racial makeup that's interesting. And that's on top of all the unusual creatures and the like. We don't get a ton of story progression here but we're getting a lot of important foundations brought into play and the introduction of several aspects of this world, all of which are intriguing and engaging and already has me hoping someone is going to write an expanded novelized version of this. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Jul 29, 2016

    This was a fun issue, full of action and anticipation of adventure. The imagery is intriging, right down to the costume design of the Cimrterens. I'm glad I stuck with Mae and I'm hopeful that the coming issues will just keep getting better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Anderson Jul 21, 2016

    Overall Im liking the new direction that Mae is taking. The initial reservations I had about this series are going and I find that its all starting to shape itself into an interesting and cohesive fantasy tale with some dynamic and curious characters. The whole story has a very Oz-like feeling about it and that mixed with these two strong and well-rounded characters makes for a fun and entertaining read. Im looking forward to seeing where this adventure is taking us and discovering this new alien world that Gene Ha has created. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 3, 2016

    This is a great story for any fantasy genre fans out there. The creation of new worlds has always interested us, whether it’s in Star Wars, Avatar, Battleworld, or something else. It’s a difficult thing to master, but Ha has done a fine job of making this adventure purposeful, interesting, and fun. Keep reading to see if Mae and Abbie can save their father! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Marvelrock Jul 27, 2016

    I'm still really loving the art and a lot of the character and background design. I also like where the story is going and the overall plot. I would have liked this issue more than the last two, but I started to notice what I consider to be some technical flaws. First, the dialogue ranges from OK to is pretty bad and corny. Second, something about how the action/fight scenes flow/are presented feels off to me and I would expect fights with these kind of medieval weapons to be a bit more bloody. Third, one plot point / pacing issue sticks out like a sore thumb in this issue **spoiler** -- that cat guy basically joins their "party" immediately out of no where. I still like a lot of things about this series, but I hope Gene Ha can tighten up his execution a bit as the series goes on.

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