A Review: STAR MAGE #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of STAR MAGE #1 from IDW Publishing. JC De La Torre writes and Ray Dillon draws.

Darien has had a hard time of it since his father died. That it was a media spectacle didn’t really help that. He’s also not the most popular kid in school. As he’s escaping from some bullies (again) he runs into someone who knew his dad. But what this guy describes is not the father Darien knew and loved. And that’s when they start to talk about destiny.

Darien is beginning a huge and mysterious journey in this first issue. He even makes his own comparison to Harry Potter, but I tend to believe Arylos on how different it will be. At least I hope so – I never much liked Harry as a character, so I have high hopes for Darien. I also have high hopes for the art in this book; we don’t get much (with the white cube of Arylos’ ship) but the backgrounds are really cool.

A good kid gets swept away to save the galaxy. Or something like that. I like the possibilities that this title opens up. Check it out.

STAR MAGE #1 is available now at your FLCS or at idwpublishing.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )