Contributing Guest Reviewer
Uncensored, original, and aesthetically pleasing. This issue has all of the ingredients for an instant hit!
Maestros #1, written and illustrated by Steve Skroce, delves into a completely new world, a world where nothing is off limits and anything can happen. Skroce tells the story of the Maestros, a wizarding family with a world entirely different from our own. There’s so much to digest in this issue, it’s packed with absolutely no filler, which is one of the many things I love about it! We’re introduced to the title character, Will, and given a backstory on the Maestros before him. Now as i’ve said before, this issue is, without a doubt, unfiltered and unapologetic. There are a few scenes that will definitely catch you off guard, but it only adds to the originality of the story. I found this quality of the issue to be its biggest strength. It feels a lot different then other stories of its nature. From start to finish, it kept me invested, because I was excited to get more. Another thing you’ll be sure to love is the dialogue between characters. It’s witty, it never falls flat, and it adds so much dimension to the characters, giving them their own personalities and quirks. There’s a lot of groundwork for superb character and story development, which i’m very excited to see.
I’d be remiss not to mention the absolutely breathtaking artwork from Skroce, as well as the coloring from Dave Stewart. There’s a lot to accomplish when establishing a world so different from ours, and they definitely exceed the bar when it comes to world building. There is so much attention to detail in every panel, and it really adds to the overall tone of the issue.
Issue #1 is an amazing start to the series, with a lot of potential to be a consistently superb series. If you don’t want to miss out on an awesome read, i’d definitely recommend you read this issue!
Rating: 9 out of 10