Matt Wagner Finishes Mage, Starting This Summer
I was recently going through my collection and came across some issues of Matt Wagner’s Mage, which came out from Comico in the mid 1980s. A little over a decade later, he continued the saga of Kevin Matchstick, inheritor of the legend of King Arthur, In Mage, The Hero Defined from Image Comics. This July, the final chapter, titled Mage, The Hero Denied begins in a new series from Image.
The press release we received today is a welcome sight to anyone that has ever been a fan of Matt Wagner’s work, which includes the two Mage series, Grendel, The Demon, Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity, and Madame Xanadu. Those that rmember the series will remember how steeped in mythology it was, and not limiting itself to the Arthurian legend.
Here is the full press release from Image Comics.
MAGE IS BACK
The highly anticipated third and final story arc THE HERO DENIED launches this July
Legendary creator and indy-comics pioneer Matt Wagner returns to bring fans the highly anticipated third and final story arc to MAGE from Image Comics this summer. MAGE: THE HERO DENIED will kickoff with the intro-sized issue #0 in July and carry on as a regular, 15-issue series beginning with THE HERO DENIED #1 this August.
This long-awaited conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy MAGE follows the adventures of the reluctant everyman hero Kevin Matchstick who—after encountering a shaggy and beguiling wizard—discovers he is the reincarnation of the legendary Pendragon and able to wield the power of the mystical weapon, Excalibur.
“The Hero’s journey can be long and arduous… but returning to the world of Mage always feels incredibly empowering,” said Wagner. “I’m really excited to finally be presenting this dramatic conclusion to the epic tales of Kevin Matchstick… and his third Mage.”
MAGE #0 (Diamond Code MAY170639) will hit stores on Wednesday, July 12th at the introductory price of $1.99. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 19th.
For fans new to MAGE, a reprint of the MAGE, VOL. 1 trade paperback (Diamond Code MAY170640) will also be available on Wednesday, July 12th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 5th.
MAGE #1 (Diamond Code JUN170617) will hit stores on Wednesday, July 24th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 16th.