Title: Maestros #1
Words: Steve Skroce
Art: Steve Skroce
Colors: Dan Stewart
Publication Date: October 18, 2017
Publisher’s Summary: “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 the artist of Amazing Spider-Man and ALAN MOORE’s YOUNGBLOOD.”
There is a whole hell of a lot going on in this issue, but thanks to some clever plotting and pacing, the information dumped in this issue is far from bothersome and is easily absorbed. The book starts off with a bang: a massacre in which a royal family and the leader of the Realms are killed, and then, before long, we find ourselves in the back room of a strip club, watching a shady deal go down that may or may not involve a magical penis-enlarging serum…Yeah, it’s that kind of story ladies and gentlemen.
Steve Skroce’s off-the-wall story is more than entertaining, it’s intoxicating. In no time at all, it becomes obvious, thanks to some fantastic writing, that something amazing is going on. Skroce’s wicked sense of humor oozes out of the staple-bound seam of Maestros #1. I laughed several times throughout my wide-eyed reading of the issue, and I’m confident that other readers will too.
Yeah, the man that wrote this masterpiece illustrated it too. Crazy, right? The mind behind this book is a great one indeed. Skroce’s artwork is second to none; every panel is packed with detail and visual goodies that’ll give any reader the justification to go back for a second look.
The Bottom Line:
Maestros #1 is an enchanting romp that’ll leave readers spellbound. This debut issue is packed tight with story and wonder. Maestros is one to watch; hop on the train to the realms now, you’ll be glad that you did.