Set in the world of the New York Timesbestselling fantasy novel series, Shades of Magic, V E Schwab has written a prequel comic book series called Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince. Illustrated by Andrea Olimpieri (Dishonored), and colored by Enrica Angiolini (Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor) it’s out this October from Titan comics.
In Titan’s new Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince series, young and unruly Prince Maxim of Red London is sent to the lawless city of Verose after disobeying the King. Little does he know that a fate worse than exile awaits him on the Blood Coast…
Schwab had this to say about this new series:
Maxim Maresh became one of the most controversial figures in the Shades of Magic series, more often seen as an antagonist than a hero. But The Steel Prince paints a different picture of the young man, long before he was king. It has taken incredible talent to bring his journey to life on the page. The artistry with which Andrea and Enrica have captured young Maxim borders on true magic. I can’t wait for readers to see the rest of the story and the beautiful artwork in The Steel Prince this fall.
You can catch Schwab in person at SDCC as she talks about her successful books series as well as this upcoming comic on Friday July 20, 2018 at 12pm in Room 4, followed by a V.E. Schwab Shades of Magic #0 ashcan signing at 1:30pm at Titan Comics booth #5537.
Ahead of that, we have a preview here now. Y’know, for the majority of us not going to SDCC.