Pathfinder: Spiral Of Bones Expands An RPG World In Comics At Dynamite

by Hannah Means Shannon

Dynamite is partnering with Paizo for a Pathfinder adventure in comics, Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones. 

Crystal Frasier, who is a writer, developer, and graphic designer on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games will be writing the comic, and she’ll be joined by artist Tom Garcia (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain, Pathfinder: Origins) for March 2018 release.

Dynamite explains:

As the Pathfinders plunge into the history and mysteries below Kaer Maga-the no-holds-barred ‘City of Strangers’-Valeros plunges far deeper into the great beyond, defending his immortal soul in the courts of the dead! From Pathfinder author Crystal Frasier comes this scintillating tale of life, death, and what lingers when we’re gone.

Writer Crystal Frasier says:

I’m really excited to write for mainstream comics after writing fiction and gaming material for so long. I’ve been working with these character for almost a decade, and I’m positively giddy to see them brought to life the way Tom portrays them-lively and expressive and individual. I’m especially excited to get to focus on Valeros. He ends up the butt of jokes pretty often, but he’s just a guy trying to do his best for his friends and usually feeling like he’s jumped in way over his head. I can relate to that. Now we get a chance to see what makes him tick and what makes him special beyond his sword arm, iron liver, and animal magnetism.

Dynamite’s partnership Paizo dates back to 2012. Comic story arcs and mini-series for Pathfinder have included Of Tooth and Claw, Night on the Town, City of Secrets, Hollow Mountain, Runescars, Worldscape, Goblins, and Origins.

The first issue of Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones will have covers by Marco Santucci (Tekken: Blood Feud, Assassin’s Creed: Uprising), Diego Galindo (Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Dog Men, Unleash), Jonathan Lau (Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman, Pathfinder: Runescars and Worldscape), and Jen Vaughn (Cartozia Tales, Adventure Time).

Here’s an advance look at some of the interior art on the first issue:


Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2018 Previews catalog, and arrive in March 2018.