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Magic The Gathering Heads to Comics
Magic The Gathering. The global card playing phenomenon that kept a fair whack of Male Nerds virgins for the majority of the 1990s is being released as a Comic Book series through BOOM! Studios.
One of those virgin nerds, writer Jed Mackay (Marvel’s Black Cat) is working on the project and had a few things to say about his Magic The Gathering obsession:
“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!
“I’m extremely psyched to be digging into the world of Magic The Gathering and all that entails, and can’t wait for all of you to see what we’ve been cooking up for you!”
Joining Mackay on the Magic the Gathering project is Ig Guara, a Brazillian comic book artist, who has worked with publishers including Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, and Image Comics, on series including Ghost Spider, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Rose.
Ig Guara, also a Magic The Gathering fan of old, added:
“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 battled the Affinity deck and watched the Phyrexian take over Mirrodin.
“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!”
What We Know So Far
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!
MAGIC #1 features main cover art by acclaimed artist Matteo Scalera (Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn) as well as variant cover art by Guara, InHyuk Lee (Miles Morales: Spider-Man), and Junggeun Yoon (Seven Secrets), and a set of Hidden Planeswalker variant covers by artists Miguel Mercado (Mighty Morphin), Taj Tenfold (Abbott), and Magdalena Pagowska (The Library of Esoterica) featuring fan favorite characters Liliana Vess, Kaya the Ghost Assassin, and Sorin Markov.
Magic #1 will be available in April 2021 through your Local Comic Shop.
What’s your thoughts on this property hitting the Comic Book shelves? Is it too much comic book adapted IP or is it a worthy feather in BOOM! Studio’s cap?
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