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VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces a fantastic new collection of artwork and lore with the debut of THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET, the fourth title in the publisher’s ongoing series of hardcover editions celebrating the artwork from Magic: The Gathering™.

The Art of Magic: The Gathering - AmonkhetScheduled for retail release on July 4th, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET will present scores of full-color illustrations from an array of talented artists including Cliff Childs, Winona Nelson, Christine Choi, and Adam Paquette. Additional insights and lore on the dangerous and beautiful world of Amonkhet are provided by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt. Amonkhet is the latest plane and card set for Magic: The Gathering and was recently released by Wizards of the Coast in April.

In THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET, the Second Sun creeps across the sky, growing ever closer to the horns of the God-Pharaoh. These pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering™, will introduce readers to the people of Amonkhet, whose life is a series of trials meant to prepare them for the great God-Pharaoh’s return. The glorious hope and desolate despair of Amonkhet awaits readers as the final hours draw near!

Throughout its 24-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has more than 20 million fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

“THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – AMONKHET is an ideal complement to the new Amonkhet plane and card set, offering players and fans a detailed look at this sun-soaked world of worship,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “We look forward to fans adding this latest book to their The Art of Magic: The Gathering collections.”

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET joins THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—KALADESH, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING— INNISTRAD and THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—ZENDIKAR, which are available now from VIZ Media. Each contains specially curated collections of plane-specific illustrations from Wizards of the Coast’s popular strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering.

For additional information on THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.

About Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is the world’s best strategy game, with more than 20 million players and fans worldwide. In this innovative card game, players build personalized decks using cards they have collected from booster packs and by trading with friends. Magic offers a robust gaming experience for its community of passionate fans through face-to-face play events and social gatherings in more than 7,000 hobby game stores around the world, complemented by its Magic Duelsand Magic Online digital games. For more information, visit MagicTheGathering.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at VIZ.com.

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