Mage (Kevin Matchstick)

The Religious Affiliation of
Kevin Matchstick

Religion: Arthurian; Existentialism CBR Scale: S

Name: Mage

Alter Ego: Kevin Matchstick

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Comico

First Appearance: Mage #1 (May 1984): "Outrageous Slings and Arrows"

Creators: Matt Wagner

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 38

Gender: male

Technically, "Mage" is series title, not a name for protagonist Kevin Matchstick. The titular "Mage" probably refers to the wizard (Mirth, or Merlin in disguise) that he meets. This is a story of existentialist engagement and can be read as an allegory for Wagner finding his own voice as an artist.

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Mage #1 (May 1984): "Outrageous Slings and Arrows" (lead character)
Oni Press Color Special #1 (June 2001): "Powers: Who Killed Madman?"

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