Shades of Magic #1

Writer: V.E Schwab Artist: Andrea Olimpieri Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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The highly acclaimed YA fantasy series comes to comics with its original author: award-winning New York Times bestseller V.E. Schwab! In a gaslamp world where magicians navigate alternate Londons, the prince of Red London pursues a dark version of his beloved city - and faces worse than exile...
Sumptuously illustrated by Andrea Olimpieri (Dishonored) and Enrica Angiolini (Warhammer 40,000).

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Oct 10, 2018

    As for the art, Im digging it. Theres a lot of playing around with light and shadow, and theres a sketchy feel to many of the panels. I like how the colors for this series are muted reds, grays, and browns, though I do wish some of the shading in the colors was just a tad more prominent to make the scenes a little less flat. All in all, its a cool book, that could just do with some better editing, but that seems to be a common thread lately. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Oct 15, 2018

    As a comic "Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince" is a pretty good first issue, there are the artistical muddy spots but as a unit of storytelling does what needs to be done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Oct 10, 2018

    This debut issue, which is steeped in the Shades of Magic series of novels, is an interesting, albeit a little wordy, read. Read Full Review

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