[Review ] The Legend of Old Men– thoughts on Matt Wagner’s Mage: The Hero Denied #0

In this review, Scott Cederlund offers some great insight into Kevin Matchstick’s growth as a hero. Check it out!

Wagner’s story shows a Kevin Matchstick who is still maybe that proud and slightly arrogant hero but he’s also not looking for every opportunity to prove himself. As The Steeze, a braggart of the new generation of heroes, takes every possible opening he has to prove to Matchstick that he’s just as good as, if not better than, the “old man,” Matchstick sits back, watches the show, knowing that some mistakes have to be experienced to be learned. It’s the mythic hero version of tough love.