Mae #5

Writer: Gene Ha Artist: Gene Ha Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Cornered by an evil duke, Mae and Abbie are desperate to escape and rescue their father. But it's out of the frying pan and into the fire as Mae starts to learn more about Abbie's past in this fantasy world that once hailed her as a hero.

"The actual reading of the story was pure joy, since I was already won over, and fully confident that I was once more in the hands of an expert storyteller."-Bill Willingham (Fables)

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 27, 2016

    Gene Ha continues to paint a beautiful world via compelling characters that feels entirely new and fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 28, 2016

    Mae as a series is still something that's definitely intriguing and I want to know more about it but I also have that feeling where I wish it was a novel. Just having a couple of pages of maps or even a breakdown of the power structure on this world would go a long way towards cementing certain things and giving the reader a little more concrete feeling about the world. That said, it is fun to watch Abbie pushing things as she does and to see Mae stumble into some lucky situations while also having her going all big sister on her about the recklessness later. Gene Ha knows what he's doing and it shows with some great pages and designs but I continue to lean toward collected volumes likely coming across a lot more cohesive in the end. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Marvelrock Oct 18, 2016

    While this issue is easier to follow than the last issue, it still presents many of the same flaws that I've seen in previous issues. The dialogue and character interactions in general are pretty lousy (though, for some reason, it didn't seem as bad in this issue as in some others). Also, the fight scenes are such a letdown for me as the action doesn't seem to flow and I don't really get a sense of movement. Rather, it seems like I am just looking at a few stills of a few segmented points in a fight scene. This bothers me a lot. On the plus side, I still like the art a good amount and the character design is good as well. While I can see some people liking this series (perhaps more so younger readers), it's not for me. I don't plan on picking-up any further issues.

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