Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new series and next chapter in the Pathfinder franchise comics, based on the Paizo PRG game. Arriving in May, Pathfinder: Runescars will be written by the co-creators of Pathfinder, F. Wesley Schneider and James L. Sutter, and art will be by Ediano Silva (Grimm Fairy Tales, Hellchild: The Unholy).
This new chapter in storytelling will feature our team of heroes on the warpath to track a killer in the midst of chaos in the city of Korvosa. The first issue will also include a pull-out poster map and bonus RPG content.
Here’s the official description of the new series:
An exciting new Pathfinder adventure begins! The Pathfinder heroes receive a desperate plea to unmask a killer stalking the chaos-gripped city of Korvosa. A new queen has ascended the city’s Crimson Throne, and now deadly armored Hellknights and Gray Maidens clash in the streets. With the help of a cagey adventuring detective, the heroes race down the perilous trail of a brutal murderer – only to realize that the next target might be one of their own! Dare the magic and monsters of gothic Korvosa in the first sword-swinging issue, complete with pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter.
Here’s a look at some more of the covers for issue #1:
James L. Sutter, Paizo Senior Editor, teases, “We’re going to be revealing some secrets in this one that fans have been asking about since the very beginning of the game, so I can’t wait to see people’s reactions!” So fans may be learning more about the world of Pathfinder in this comic than has ever been revealed before.
Wesley Schneider, Paizo Editor-in-Chief, says:
We’re totally jazzed to explore Korvosa, not just because it’s one of Pathfinder‘s most adventure-packed cities, but because we’ve been detailing the place with Paizo’s incredible creative team for more than ten years! While we’re visiting, we’re absolutely planning to show off as many fan-favorite creatures and characters as we can – like notorious Gray Maidens and merciless Hellknights!
Nick Barrucci, Dynamite’s CEO and publisher notes that, “What makes this line of comics so unique is that each series not only ties into the game’s story, but makes the stories themselves playable to enhance the gaming experience”.
Here’s a closer look at some of the rather beautiful interior line art by Ediano Silva for issue #1:
With gaming and other forms of interactive media increasingly involved in comic crossovers, looking for new intersections in how a comic functions is really interesting, and the idea of “playable comics” is certainly intriguing.
Pathfinder: Runescars #1 is listed in March 2017 Previews and will arrive in shops in May. You’ll also find the comics digitally on Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital in May.