BOOM! Studios Partners With Wizards Of The Coast For ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Comics
by Brendan M. Allen
BOOM! Studios announced a new partnership with Wizards of the Coast LLC that adds Magic: The Gathering to their slate of properties. This new venture launches with Magic, a new original comic book series from writer Jed MacKay, artist Ig Guara, colorist Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, perfect for new readers and long time fans, available in April 2021.
‘Across the vast Multiverse, those gifted with a “spark” can tap into the raw power of Magic and travel across realms — they are Planeswalkers. When coordinated assassination attempts on Guildmasters Ral Zarek, Vraska, and Kaya rock the city of Ravnica and leave Jace Beleren’s life hanging in the balance, a fuse is lit that threatens not just these three Guilds, but the entire plane of Ravnica.
Now these three must covertly infiltrate the wild plane of Zendikar and form a tenuous alliance to uncover why the targets of the assassins have all been Planeswalkers. . . which will lead them straight to one of the most enigmatic characters in Magic history!’
Series writer Jed MacKay, who has been playing MTG for decades, says
Twenty-five years ago when I was digging through the commons and uncommons bin to build my first deck, I would never have thought that one day I would be handed the reins to the Magic: The Gathering comic, but here we are!
Series artist Ig Guara is also a longtime MTG player. He says
It is amazing to be able to tell a story in the universe of a game I have been playing for over 20 years! I was actually finishing a new Commander deck when the proposal came so you can imagine just how excited I am to be working on this series, and bringing this world alive for fans everywhere!
Magic #1 features main cover art by artist Matteo Scalera as well as variant cover art by Guara, InHyuk Lee, and Junggeun Yoon, and a set of Hidden Planeswalker variant covers by artists Miguel Mercado, Taj Tenfold, and Magdalena Pagowska featuring fan favorite characters Liliana Vess, Kaya the Ghost Assassin, and Sorin Markov.
Fans can also pre-order the Magic Pack, a limited edition Collector’s Set of Magic #1 covers, featuring an exclusive Magic Pack variant by artist Mirka Andolfo, along with the Magic #1 main cover by Scalera, a randomly inserted Hidden Planeswalker variant cover, and the Black blank sketch cover, available in April 2021.
Print copies of Magic #1 will be available for sale in April 2021.