[Review] Mage: The Hero Denied #0 — Comic Bastards

Never read a single issue of Mage and wondering if you can just jump in with Mage the Hero Denied? Read this excellent review by Dustin Cabeal who starts his review with “I’ve never read any of the Mage series.”

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Usually, I call bullshit on zero issues, but in the case of Mage, it really works for two reasons. The first reason is that it’s been a while since anyone’s seen Mage, so it’s a great quick refresher for the old audience and a slick intro for the new audience. The other reason this zero-issue works is because it’s a damn good issue…

…this is exactly what a zero issue should do, establish the world, give insight into the character and give a clear reason why a reader should come back. Otherwise, there’s no point to a zero-issue other than to sell an easy collectible cover.