JC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, gives us a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage! Darien Connors discovers he's not from Earth, has strange magical powers, and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds, and weirdJC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, gives us a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage! Darien Connors discovers he's not from Earth, has strange magical powers, and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds, and weird creatures....
|Title||:||Star Mage. The First Series|
|Number of Pages||:||152 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Star Mage. The First Series Reviews
'Star Mage, The First Series' combines science fiction with fantasy. This is something that rarely works, and it doesn't really work here either.Poor Darien Connors. When we meet him, bullies have tied him from the flagpole at his school. His father is an astronaut on his way to Mars, and no one has heard from him. But lucky Darien. He's about to find out some crazy unusual things about himself. He's from another planet and his parents are named Dalidor and Kaela, and he has two brothers. Except most of them are gone and one of his brothers (who looks old enough to be his dad) has gone evil. Good thing he's got innate wizard powers that never manifested to him while he was on Earth. Hmmm. It's a story that's been done before, and, unfortunately, better. Also, made up names and spells are okay and part of speculative fiction, but the names for things in this were so weird that they sounded more made up than usual to me ("Isatumi!", "Girru" and "Dingergisbar" for example) and that becomes a problem because it kept pulling me from the story. Then there are all the plot twists that eventually became laughable. It was a quick enough read, but there are much better things you could be reading.I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, IDW Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
i want to believe that this comic is kind of a parody or something, because if it is not, then i don't know what to think about it. i feels like the world of harry potter and the one of the superheroes (especially green lantern, i think) collided in a bad day in this story. there are too many facts and strange words thrown at you in too little period of time, too many things happening without a break, a completely new universe half developed and half explained and half baked characters. but it has potential and it is possible that in future issues gets better. although i might need help to understand the whole daramyr-arylos situation. what i didn't like much was the drawing, or better said, the colors or the combination of both. it is ok, especially when the scene is dark, but in general it almost hurt my eyes with too much color (or perhaps too much yellow).all in all, it's not fantastic, but it's ok and could work very good to initiate young people into the world of comic books :)
This collection involves a high school student discovering that he has magical powers which originate many galaxies away. He is whisked away to fulfil a destiny to save the world from where his family originates. Many mystical battles ensue, involving different alien yet magically endowed racesThese different alien races pepper the comic allowing plenty of imagination from the artist who delivers the artwork reasonably well although it a bit too colourful for my taste. The plot is a bit too heavy on detail and complicated names.Recommended to all lovers of science fiction superhero comics.
Star Mage is interesting in concept (magic and spaceships), but fails to meet expectations in storytelling. It begins well with the opening set on Earth. Darien is an orphan after loosing his father on a Mars expedition. While being bullied at school, he manifests magical powers and he is immediately whisked off into space by Star Mage Anjon. That is when too much exposition and stale plot lines manage to crash a decent concept. If you enjoy the creator's previous work, you may like this one.
In a word – derivative. In more words – very vividly coloured and attractively drawn, but derivative. In more words – one of the limper mixtures of 'no son, this is your destiny' Star Wars/'son, you're not from round here' Guardians of the Galaxy/'this is what magic sounds like' Harry Potter amalgams you never wished to read. It's certainly not offensively bad, but life is too short for something so confused, so blunt and yes, so unoriginal, however nice it looks.
I did not like this comic that much, either the story or the drawings did not seem to me something exceptional.Non mi é piaciuto poi cosí tanto questo fumetto e sia la storia che i disegni non mi sono poi sembrati cosí notevoli.THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE PREVIEW!
Borrowed from Publisher/NetGalley for an honest review.This wasn't most well written story. It seems like it was trying to focus on too many things as well as feeling like a hodgepodge of various things such as Harry Potter, Star Wars and Thor to name a few.
The art is cartoony but engaging with some imaginative alien designs even if all look too human even the bug warriors.The biggest issue is that the story feels very derivative of multiple genres. It has potential but needs more focus which will hopefully improve it in the future.