Mage: The Hero Denied #2

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Matt Wagner Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Legendary creator MATT WAGNER continues the hotly anticipated third and final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy with MAGE: THE HERO DENIED. Years after readers last saw him, everyman hero Kevin Matchstick has all but abandoned his role as the reincarnated Pendragon, wielder of the mystical weapon Excalibur. But when dark forces reunite to threaten those he loves, he finds he must once again unleash the ancient power that he alone can command. Yet drawing Excalibur brings additional risks by further exposing him to his gathering enemies. Can Kevin stave off the supernatural dangers that pursue him...or will it cost him everything he holds dea more

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Sep 13, 2017

    Kevins cover is all but blown as magical threats are practically at the door. Enemies of darkness are marshaling their power and ready to send even more opponents to test Kevins power and abilities. But hes got an ace up his sleeve that will surprise readers when they pick up this second issue.Whether or not that ace can help protect his loved ones will remain to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 19, 2017

    While I continue to understand and see the problems that some are pointing out in this series it's an area of frustration for me because you simply can't have everything in a medium be perfect in how you want it. Life doesn't work that way and every relationship is very different in what works for people. So while I'd love to see a different kind of Magda this is also one that I see regularly in the real world. The relationship between her and Kevin is shown well here overall and I definitely like seeing how she's been operating all these years to secure things for them long term while also working through the frustration and sadness of what's to come in uprooting their lives again. Similarly, I really liked seeing what we got for Kevin and Hugo and hope both parents get to do more with both kids separately and together as things with the Gracklethorns fall into place more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Todd Fisher Sep 11, 2017

    The only drawback to this entire series is that the amount of story that has taken place before this arc started. While an astute fan should be able to catch up easily enough. It is highly worth seeking out the previous stories to find out how we got here and who these characters. If you are like me and a long time Mage fan it is great to see the return of the beloved characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Justin Cooper Sep 15, 2017

    I read very little of Mage in the Mid 1990's, although I was aware of it. That said as now a more mature reader, I find it very relatable, as a Father of two children myself. The tone of the book is good, and I am enjoying the dialogue. The plot is well paced, to where it is exciting and clearly building interest.I am not certain how this will grab the nostalgia of the original series. I am liking what I see so far, and as an experienced Comic Book reader am enjoying the plot set up. It is very freeing to not have set expectations for a Character to fit into, and learning how they react to circumstanced for the first time. Read Full Review

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