With the huge success of podcasts like Critical Hit, Drunks and Dragons, and Critical Role, and with RPG and tabletop gaming at an all-time high, IDW Publishing has announced a new Dungeons and Dragons comic book series.
Dungeons and Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate will be written by Jim Zub, with a number of artists joining the series, including Dean Kotz, Steven Cummings, Harvey Tolibao, Ramon Bachs, and Francesco Mortarino. These artists will each tackle one issue of the series, which “will focus on an individual hero from our band of adventurers to explore what makes them tick, making Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate the most character-centric series of D&D to date.”
The Baldur’s Gate heroes return to the city at last, but their time adventuring in Ravenloft and the frozen northern reaches of the Realms has changed them. Each of them must face great trials ahead before they’ll be ready to embrace their destiny. Minsc, Krydle & Shandie, Delina, Nerys Kathon, and Boo will all take center stage throughout this series. While it does continue Zub’s run on D&D, each story is self-contained and so fans can jump on board anywhere and introduce themselves to this beloved cast of characters.
“Dungeons & Dragons sparked a lifelong desire to create stories in me that’s never really gone away,” said writer Zub in a press release from IDW Publishing. “Dungeons & Dragons is all about exploration and engaging the unknown that lurks around every corner. I love the feeling of exploration that sword & sorcery stories provide. Evil At Baldur’s Gate is our fourth D&D mini-series with this cast and is a great way to jump on board and join in the adventure!”
Who is excited about this new series? The last D&D comic series from IDW Publishing was Frost Giant’s Fury, which wrapped in August of 2017. Dungeons and Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #1 is expected to land at your local comic shop in April 2018.