“IDW’s Smoke and Mirrors concluded this week with its fifth issue. Since it started, this has been my go-to book for fun. It’s a reasonably simple story, but it’s well told and is full of wildly creative ideas. It doesn’t make you think too hard, but it sets your imagination racing. It’s comic book comfort food.”
“There’s a few mini-series ending this week, but one that I will definitely miss each month is Smoke and Mirrors. The story of a magician lost in a world where magic really exists has not only been an entertaining story, but a heartfelt one at that.”
“If you haven’t been reading this fantastic story issue-to-issue, then you’ve been missing out on the best show in town.”
“IDW has been doing a lot right lately with its new books. Night of 1000 Wolves, The Hypernaturals, Extermination… they’re quietly putting out some of the best comics in the business right now. But even by that standard, Smoke and Mirrors is something genuinely special: a new twist on an old idea.”
“Although this isn’t a perfect comic, it’s got a unique premise that has been executed with style and conviction. There’s a lot of room for this story to grow – not least because Terry still has to figure out a way back to our world – so you can expect all kinds of surprises from “Smoke and Mirrors” in the future. And I think we can all be glad that creators Costa, Armstrong and Browne have got a couple more rabbits to pull out of this hat.
Final Verdict: 7.5 – Solid ending to a strong arc. Give the trade a shot!”