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Star Mage. The First Series

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2.53  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  9 reviews
JC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, gives us a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage! Darien Connors discovers he's not from Earth, has strange magical powers, and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds, and weird ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published December 16th 2014 by IDW Publishing
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Wayne McCoy
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
'Star Mage, The First Series' combines science fiction with fantasy. This is something that rarely works, and it doesn't really work here either.

Poor Darien Connors. When we meet him, bullies have tied him from the flagpole at his school. His father is an astronaut on his way to Mars, and no one has heard from him. But lucky Darien. He's about to find out some crazy unusual things about himself. He's from another planet and his parents are named Dalidor and Kaela, and he has two brot
i want to believe that this comic is kind of a parody or something, because if it is not, then i don't know what to think about it.

i feels like the world of harry potter and the one of the superheroes (especially green lantern, i think) collided in a bad day in this story.

there are too many facts and strange words thrown at you in too little period of time, too many things happening without a break, a completely new universe half developed and half explained and half baked characters. but it h
Paul Allard
Oct 05, 2014 rated it liked it
This collection involves a high school student discovering that he has magical powers which originate many galaxies away. He is whisked away to fulfil a destiny to save the world from where his family originates. Many mystical battles ensue, involving different alien yet magically endowed races

These different alien races pepper the comic allowing plenty of imagination from the artist who delivers the artwork reasonably well although it a bit too colourful for my taste. The plot is a
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
Star Mage is interesting in concept (magic and spaceships), but fails to meet expectations in storytelling. It begins well with the opening set on Earth. Darien is an orphan after loosing his father on a Mars expedition. While being bullied at school, he manifests magical powers and he is immediately whisked off into space by Star Mage Anjon. That is when too much exposition and stale plot lines manage to crash a decent concept. If you enjoy the creator's previous work, you may like this one.
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
In a word – derivative. In more words – very vividly coloured and attractively drawn, but derivative. In more words – one of the limper mixtures of 'no son, this is your destiny' Star Wars/'son, you're not from round here' Guardians of the Galaxy/'this is what magic sounds like' Harry Potter amalgams you never wished to read. It's certainly not offensively bad, but life is too short for something so confused, so blunt and yes, so unoriginal, however nice it looks.
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
I did not like this comic that much, either the story or the drawings did not seem to me something exceptional.

Non mi é piaciuto poi cosí tanto questo fumetto e sia la storia che i disegni non mi sono poi sembrati cosí notevoli.

Borrowed from Publisher/NetGalley for an honest review.

This wasn't most well written story. It seems like it was trying to focus on too many things as well as feeling like a hodgepodge of various things such as Harry Potter, Star Wars and Thor to name a few.
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
The art is cartoony but engaging with some imaginative alien designs even if all look too human even the bug warriors.
The biggest issue is that the story feels very derivative of multiple genres.
It has potential but needs more focus which will hopefully improve it in the future.
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, own
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JC De La Torre is a speculative fiction author who lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida - a suburb of Tampa. De La Torre has written two critically acclaimed novels, the Rise of the Ancients saga, and Nightmares from Eberus - A Speculative Fiction collection. He also is a featured columinist for Bleacher Report on Tampa Bay sports.

De La Torre is married to his lovely wife, Rita, and their f

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