PORTLAND, OR, 10/20/2017 — Image Comics is very pleased to announce that the first issue of MAESTROS, the new irreverent fantasy series from The Matrix storyboard artist Steve Skroce (WE STAND ON GUARD), will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with customer demand.
The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered, and his banished son from Earth suddenly inherits 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?
“Thanks to everyone who tried and/or recommended MAESTROS,” said Skroce. “I can't wait for people to see where this crazy story goes!”
MAESTROS #1 will remain available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
MAESTROS #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: SEP178184) and MAESTROS #2 (Diamond code: SEP170750) arrive in comic book shops Wednesday, November 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, October 23rd.
Select praise for MAESTROS:
“This acerbic book promises to be a nice balance to all the more serious fantasy stories in comics right now, and that it looks good while doing it is icing on the cake.” —Uproxx
“MAESTROS is manic magic! We've waited too damn long for Steve to have his own
book but this was worth the wait. MAESTROS is a Skroce Hadron Collider where
panel-packed action slams into his wicked sense of humor releasing some of the most
original and gleeful fun comics has seen in some time.” —Lana Wachowski, creator of The Matrix and Sense8
“Skroce’s expert sequential storytelling and detailed style are a rare treat, and the
opportunity to see him drawing exactly what he pleases is the kind of comics
serendipity that only the creator-owned realm can offer.” —Paste Magazine
"MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first issues I've ever read. Steve is
somehow an even greater writer than he is an artist. Get ready for your new favorite
comic." —Brian K. Vaughan
“A beautifully drawn book pulsing with details you can't imagine, featuring wizardry
cloaked in a sheen of sarcastic sleaze.” —The Oregonian
“With MAESTROS, Skroce demonstrates his true expert level conducting skills at
weaving together a story and artwork that leave the mind yearning for more.”
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