Mage: The Hero Denied #6

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Matt Wagner Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Matt Wagner's classic saga of comics fantasy continues in the third and final part of his epic MAGE trilogy. Hiding his true nature as the reborn Pendragon proves harder and harder for Kevin Matchstick after he encounters a unique and ominous mystical creature, one he believes might lead to his destiny. Struggling to explain this conundrum to Magda, Kevin turns to extraordinary means to track down his elusive prey. Meanwhile, the Umbra Sprite and her brood of Gracklethorns prepare a deadly test to determine the identity of the mythical Fisher King. Will Kevin's obsession lead him on a solitary quest, leaving his family potentially exposed and more

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 21, 2018

    Matt Wagner is at the top of his game, things are getting complicated for Kevin in both his personal and his magical life, and I'm afraid it'll get worse before it gets better. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 20, 2018

    Wagner continues to build the story here with some interesting elements, from the Questing Beast to more of what the Gracklethorns are doing to find the Fisher King. It's a slow build to be sure and bringing in things like Joe Phat for a bit and some of the tension in Kevin's relationships with, well, everyone, you get some good stuff. It's a difficult position for him to be in by essentially having to hide and not having any real outlet here but he's also just not engaging in what he does have, which makes him a frustratingly human character in a lot of ways. You get a good sense that things are going to start building up even more now but I'm definitely enjoying these smaller moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Mar 4, 2018

    The plot thickens, as we start to see all of the support for Kevin falling apart. His friends are dead or unwilling to help, and his family is in turmoil at the moment. He argues with Magda about magic and money and then does not come through for her at the auction. Man, that last panel even made me uncomfortable. I am liking the small B-plot stories that we get with the Umbra Sprite and their plans. It's just enough to teas interest for me, without overexposure. Issue six is probably a turning point for Kevin, as it takes us to the halfway point in the series. I hope you are enjoying the book as well as I am, and as usual, I cannot wait to see what's going to happen next month. Read Full Review

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