Maestros, Vol. 1 by Steve Skroce

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 STAND ON GUARD and Doc Frankenstein, the writer / artist of Wolverine, and t...


Details Maestros, Vol. 1

TitleMaestros, Vol. 1
ISBN9781534306738
Author
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Graphic Novels Comics, Adult
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Reviews Maestros, Vol. 1

  • Rachel
    2018-12-02
    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 year good. Brightly colored and incredibly detailed, it is sometimes grotesque or vulgar (ala Crossed), but consistent and enjoyable to look at, nonetheless. The story...
  • Den
    2018-10-03
    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*)
  • Rod Brown
    2019-02-06
    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....)
  • Rachel
    2019-01-06
    Amazing art, fun story and satisfying conclusion
  • Sierra
    2018-09-01
    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 art. Now don't get me wrong, the story is pretty great as well. It kept me on my toes, it kept me wanting more, it kept grossing me out when I lease excepted it! Its...
  • QuietBlizzard
    2019-02-26
    The product itself is pretty great, with gorgeous art and a very solid plot. I took off one star because it's 2019 and I'm beyond over comics in which every single female character is hypersexualized. It's especially annoying here because the tone of the story and the value system of the protagonist are actually really progressive and inclusive, so how about we just stop doing that.
  • Siann
    2019-01-04
    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 drawn incredibly -if you're looking for some breath taking works. Also if you're looking for some creative and wacky stuff look no further than this book, it's sort...
  • Andre Simonsen
    2018-05-30
    Maestros está para magia como The Manhattan Projects está para ciência. Um pouco "sujo" e muito divertido!
  • Dakota Morgan
    2019-02-13
    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 excellent, quickly drawing the reader into an amusing fantasy world populated with articulate wizards.Maestros stars Will, the banished son of an all-powerful wizard, ...
  • Colona Public Library
    2019-02-25
    I really enjoyed these fantasy illustrations and ideas, That being said I wished for a little more to do storywise with our main character. What it was like to have magic in a non-human world, college time, being without his mother. That was the shock of him having to re-adjust to human world only be thrown back into a fantastical one would impact me more. I'm snorting with laughter that he ripped of the constitution to make it reflect this fanta...
  • Gabriell Anderson
    2019-01-23
    Ono je to vlastně jednoduché. V okamžiku, kdy máte dobrého scénaristu a hlavně sakra, sakra dobrého kreslíře, tak je úplně jedno, že vršíte jedno klišé za druhým a že lidem dáváte jenom to, co už viděli předtím, pořád je to hodně dobrá jízda. Imho zasloužená Eisner nominace na nejlepší novou sérii.Mohlo by se vám líbit, pokud:- vám nevadí fantasy, které není čistokrevné (hrdina ze Země, kde není magie ...
  • Devann
    2018-09-18
    I received an ARC copy of this book from EdelweissI 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 a really great job of bringing something new to the genre [especially for a book where the main characters are All-Powerful-White-Dude and his mom and girlfriend, seri...
  • Leticia
    2019-02-09
    Very funny and original series, though not something for kids (sex, violence and gory images).
  • Jamie Connolly
    2018-12-03
    Uhh it was descent. 3 Star story but 4 stars overall cause the art was outstanding! 4 stars.
  • Dania
    2018-09-03
    Meh. Didn't grip me that much, but that ending was not okay. I still want to continue Maestros when the conclusion comes out.
  • Nicolas
    2019-03-02
    Dans cette intéressante histoire, un magicien exilé sur terre se retrouve au pouvoir. Et par au pouvoir, je veux dire au pouvoir complet, total, sur tout l'univers.Evidement, il y a des trahisons, et des révélations.Et d'une façon assez curieuse, le dessin, très fouillé, qui m'a rappelé des tonnes de comics très gritty, accompagne un scénario d'un positivisme furieux : le nouveau maestro est gentil, pense au bien-être général et, glo...
  • Imogene
    2018-05-10
    Damn! What just happened! How are they going to come back from that ending.This would be Thanos’ favourite book.
  • Chihoe Ho
    2018-12-31
    A case of style over substance. A weak plot but great execution by way of the art saved the day.
  • Marco
    2018-09-09
    Really entertaining story and jaw-dropping art. Fully recommended.
  • Pop Bop
    2018-11-02
    Take Your TimeThis 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 installments but figuring out the gaps), and really enjoyed each issue, even as the plot rocketed around and the mood changed along with the plotlines. Then I read this vo...
  • Simon Chadwick
    2018-11-19
    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 son to grow up in Orlando back on Earth. Years later, and forced to remain subtle about his magical talents, Will has grown into a young man looking for an angle to g...
  • Jon Cosner
    2018-11-30
    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 tough time with pacing (tbf it’s quite difficult). Either too much is put into world building and the character interactions and the plot feel rushed without sufficie...
  • Jeff Lewonczyk
    2018-12-17
    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 - he's a good kid with progressive leanings, wants to try hard to make the magical multiverse a more woke place, but very often displays unearned confidence in his ...
  • Mark
    2019-02-15
    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 Earth. Will, a nerd living on Earth, embraces his title and wants to remake the realm into something more resembling the U.S., where everyone is given rights rather than ...
  • Mmmhhmm
    2019-01-11
    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 awesome.The art is incredible too. Yes it's gory and immensely violent, but don't let that deter you. The art is vibrant, colorful, dynamic, and every page is a delig...
  • Carl Waluconis
    2019-02-03
    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 three-dimensional. The artwork keeps you moving, and can just leave you diving into one page for quite some time. Confession - I read the comic book issues, but am a l...
  • Douglas Cosby
    2019-02-21
    An over-the-top magical, multiverse kaleidoscope amazingly written and drawn by Skroce. The main character seems like a carbon copy of Yorick from Y: The Last Man, so it is no wonder that this comic comes highly recommended from Brian K. Vaughn. A bastard magician banished to Earth ends up becoming the king (Maestro) of his father's universe when his father dies. A power struggle ensues with what you might say is a lot of collateral damage. The g...
  • Tom Malinowski
    2019-04-10
    The Maestro has been murdered along with nearly all the royal family, except for one son. He's half human and has done some magic, but now he's tasked to much much more to save his realm, his mother, and his girlfriend. Very detailed art, quite bloody and vivid which can be sometimes refreshing in this mostly PG/PG-13 world of comics, but Image has their share of adult comics. The writing was a tad bogged down. Overall enjoyable!
  • Billie
    2018-11-21
    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 of similar stories, but I felt like I had read this before.The art though? The art is fan-fucking-tastic.