First Impressions: Smoke and Mirrors

Posted: September 10, 2012 by Andrew Keleher in Art, Comicology - Comic Books, IDW
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Cover of Smoke and Mirrors Issue 1

An impeccably-drawn comic book about sleight of hand magic? This is relevant to my interests…

There are few things in this world that capture my imagination more than sleight of hand. As both a spectator and psychology student, I find the art of close-up magic to be fascinating. So imagine my delight when the heavens opened up and IDW graced us with Smoke and Mirrors, a comic about a magician named Terry Ward trying to survive in a world where magic is real, using only his illusions and wits. Written by Mike Costa (Blackhawks, G.I. Joe: Cobra) and drawn by Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts, Blast Furnace) the comic also benefits from the addition of sleight of hand expert Jon Armstrong as a “magic consultant” to ensure that all tricks in the book are accurate and amazing.

I’ve just started the series so I’ve yet to see most of what Terry can do, but with strong writing from Costa and detailed, almost nostalgic artwork from Browne, I’m excited to see what tricks this comic has up it’s sleeve.

To learn more about Smoke and Mirrors visit:

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