Mage: The Hero Denied #11

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Matt Wagner Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Desperation leads Kevin Matchstick to follow an elusive trail in the search for his missing family even as, undaunted, Magda and Hugo venture into the unknown in an attempt to escape their captors. Meanwhile, the Umbra Mother goes to extreme lengths to revitalize her dwindling power.

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Aug 15, 2018

    There's magic in the air this issue. And no, not candlelight romance and soothing music. No, this is the magic of threads drawing tight and the end being prepared. What will follow is a battle unlike any other. Kevin, Magda, and Umbra Sprite all are gearing up for the end. And whatever that end may be, it will be as astounding as the other Mage tales. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Dan Traeger Aug 31, 2018

    The art is great, the story is always beyond phenomenal. If you haven't been following Mage, it is well worth your time and money. If you need to pick up all the back issues,Imageis very good at releasing collected editions and keeping them in print. They are readily available online and at your LCS. If you're the digital type, Mage is laid out in a panel format that lends itself well to reading it on a pad. Mage is awesome in all its incarnations! Just go buy it! You'll thank me for it later. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 20, 2018

    Another exciting chapter, showing that marriage and kids don't have to mean the end of adventure. If only more comics followed those rules. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 21, 2018

    With just a few more issues left to go, Mage has a lot to get through but has largely built up events well. It's lacking in the tension to some degree simply by how long it's running and the drawn out nature of this middle act. But it also gave me a lot of enjoyable stuff in getting to know the characters more and seeing how they're reacting and coping with a very difficult situation, especially in being split up. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Aug 24, 2018

    There is still an element of whimsical fun to be had amidst the terrible circumstances. Magda and Hugo are very engaging, and they are handing their captivity quite well. The Fairy Familiar was a great pick up last issue. The Kevin part of this book was not really as interesting as the Umbra Sprite and the parts with Magda and Hugo, but I guess since it's his book he has to show up. The best part of this book was the Umbra Sprite/Mother who demonstrates her ruthlessness as she sacrificed her daughter to replace her own life force for the coming battle with the Pendragon. A solid story that keeps going, very few "Wow" moments but a good bridge between plots, and certainly not a bad issue. Read Full Review

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