Maestros, Vol. 1

Maestros, Vol. 1

The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King's throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom? From STEVE SKROCE, the storyboard artist of The Matrix trilogy, the artist and co-creator of WE S The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King...

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Title:Maestros, Vol. 1
Author:Steve Skroce
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534306730
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Maestros, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • (a)lyss(a)
    Jan 05, 2019
    This comic is a bit like Infinity War. While I don't know if I'd call this book "darkly irreverent" it is pretty graphic and plays on some of the tropes of crown princes and magical worlds. The twist sort of paid off but the ending felt a bit sudden. ...
  • Rachel
    Dec 02, 2018
    A fantasy world where everyone speaks with modern sarcasm/humor, and the prince has both a smartphone and slip-on Vans sneakers. I actually enjoyed this story, but the artwork is the real star here. Like, blow your socks off incredible, some of the best illustration I?ve seen all yea...
  • Gabriell Anderson
    Jan 23, 2019
    Ono je to vlastn? jednoduché. V okam?iku, kdy máte dobrého scénaristu a hlavn? sakra, sakra dobrého kreslí?e, tak je úpln? jedno, ?e vr?íte jedno kli?é za druhým a ?e lidem dáváte jenom to, co u? vid?li p?edtím, po?ád je to hodn? dobrá jízda. Imho zaslou?...
  • Billie
    Nov 21, 2018
    This feels very much like something that would have been found in Heavy Metal magazine. The story is a little cliched and most of it is driven by sex, violence, and power. There are some truly clever moments and the women aren't entirely relegated to being objects, as they are in a lot...
  • Devann
    Sep 18, 2018
    I received an ARC copy of this book from Edelweiss I really liked this! I think it's easy when you are trying to do a story that pokes fun of a lot of common fantasy tropes to actually fall into those tropes instead of inverting them, but this title was actually really funny and did...
  • Mark
    Feb 15, 2019
    Maestros, wizards of nearly limitless power and descended from a single bloodline, have ruled the universe since it's creation. When the current Maestro and his family are slaughtered, the power is given to his exiled son Will, born of a human mother from the non-magical world of Eart...
  • Sierra
    Sep 01, 2018
    Another great from Image comics! I picked up this series for the art and man was I not disappointed! This comic had tons of fun strips. Some detailed and disturbing, others made me chuckle out loud. Really, if there were no words to this book at all, I would still read it just for the...
  • Dakota Morgan
    Feb 13, 2019
    Featuring brilliant artwork and an engaging narrative, Maestros is the rare graphic novel that rewards a slow reader. Each page of Steve Skroce's art deserves a second or third look to find the clever details that make this book an adult Where's Waldo. Skroce's writing is similarly exc...
  • Den
    Oct 03, 2018
    Read this because: everything about it is so good???? And Image Comics hasn't let me down...YET. (*thinks of the next installment to Saga, Vol. 9*) ...
  • Pop Bop
    Nov 02, 2018
    Take Your Time This volume collects the complete Maestros story arc, and it's quite a trip. Sarcasm, stylish sleaze, wizardry, romance, heroism, and the fantasy equivalent of fart jokes. But here's a bit of advice. I read this, the first time, issue by issue, (missing one or two...
  • Alex Sarll
    Sep 27, 2018
    Artists turning writer-artist doesn't always work, not least because they can settle into a pretty limited comfort zone, but not Steve Skroce: he wants to draw some weird shit, and he does it wonderfully. Planets exploding, demon hordes, slightly chubby Earth guys wearing ridiculous, i...
  • Sarah
    Nov 30, 2018
    I fucking loved this. I'm usually not into hyperviolence but this was great. It was twisted and trippy but grounded in ideas of justice and valuing women. I really hope it continues because it was a great fun fast read. Deadpan humor and all sorts of tiny details beg for another readin...
  • Marco
    Sep 09, 2018
    Really entertaining story and jaw-dropping art. Fully recommended. ...
  • Seth
    Nov 27, 2018
    Weird, irreverent and creative, but with a tone that jogs widely from serious to silly in a way that doesn't feel smooth enough. From jokes about reproductive organs to morality about the corrupting influence of power - it sometimes feels more jarring than clever. ...
  • Andre Simonsen
    May 30, 2018
    Maestros está para magia como The Manhattan Projects está para cięncia. Um pouco "sujo" e muito divertido! ...
  • Dania
    Sep 03, 2018
    Meh. Didn't grip me that much, but that ending was not okay. I still want to continue Maestros when the conclusion comes out. ...
  • Rachel
    Jan 06, 2019
    Amazing art, fun story and satisfying conclusion ...
  • Imogene
    May 10, 2018
    Damn! What just happened! How are they going to come back from that ending. This would be Thanos? favourite book. ...
  • Rod Brown
    Feb 06, 2019
    Another one of those generic Image titles that follows the Mark Millar formula and slaps a regular everyman schmuck in a wild fantasy setting with heaps of shocking gore and nudity. (So many erect penises....) ...
  • Tracy Dickens
    Jan 25, 2019
    It's okay. It definitely reads like it was written by a man, and I didn't care for the political jabs. Most likely won't continue this story but it's not too bad for a quick read for somebody that may be bored. ...
  • Simon Chadwick
    Nov 19, 2018
    Born the child of the most powerful being in the universe and a human mother, Will never really got to grips with the magical way of life. His father is the Maestros, the wizard king, and his only weakness appears to be Will?s mother, so when Will messes up she is able to take her so...
  • Kelsey
    Feb 03, 2019
    Very crass and explicitly graphic, but enough well-placed comedic moments and great characters to round it out. The women in this series are especially noteworthy, but the main character is very endearing. Recommended for fantasy fans (many one-liners referencing GOT and LOTR among oth...
  • Leticia
    Feb 09, 2019
    Very funny and original series, though not something for kids (sex, violence and gory images). ...
  • Theediscerning
    Sep 24, 2018
    Ultra-violence, magical style. There's a case to be said for all battles between highly-powered wizards and warlocks to be like this ? vicious, sweary and highly damaging ? but that doesn't actually make for a good read. Indeed, there's so much claptrap here amongst the irreverence...
  • Mmmhhmm
    Jan 11, 2019
    One of the best things about this comic are the side characters. The women in Will's life, his mother and his girlfriend, are badasses and got the best scenes and dialogue bits in the entire comic. I could easily read an entire comic based just off of them alone because they're just aw...
  • Siann
    Jan 04, 2019
    WOW MAESTROS is psychotic - its mad. It is one of the most beautifulest graphic novel art I've seen and its real gorgeous every page and frame looks like a masterpiece its self. All the scenes are intense and filled to the edged with colour and the beauty and gore of the creatures are ...
  • Jeff Lewonczyk
    Dec 17, 2018
    I think this might qualify as a guilty pleasure. The wizard-king who rules the universe is assassinated along with all of his heirs except one: the skinny white dude from earth. Thank god, the story actually plays with the implications of this premise rather than taking it for granted ...
  • Jamie Connolly
    Dec 03, 2018
    Uhh it was descent. 3 Star story but 4 stars overall cause the art was outstanding! 4 stars. ...
  • Carl Waluconis
    Feb 03, 2019
    My personal favorite super hero comics are magic users, so with its gorgeous art, I had to pick up this comic magazine. The fantasy story is wild and ribald. The fantasy world is well-constructed, but the characterization does not make any of the characters especially compelling or thr...
  • Jon Cosner
    Nov 30, 2018
    Just finished this book. And I gotta say this is one of my favorite single trade stories I?ve read. Steve Skroce and Dave Stewart knocked it out of the park. The writing and art are really top notch and you should really consider picking this up. Many single trade stories have a to...