Here is a big win for BOOM! Studios – Magic: The Gathering is coming to the publisher in April 2021.
It probably shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, after all, BOOM! Studios does publish Power Rangers books, which is also owned by Hasbro, Inc. and with the popularity of Magic: The Gathering, this seems like a next step for BOOM! Studios.
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: The Gathering is written by Jed MacKay, with art by Ig Guara.
“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!” said MacKay in a press release from BOOM! Studios. “I’m extremely psyched to be digging into the world of Magic and all that entails, and can’t wait for all of you to see what we’ve been cooking up for you!”
With the lore surrounding the deck building game, the Magic: The Gathering comic book series, could bring even more story to the game table.
“Magic: The Gathering is more than a game—it’s a rich, expansive multiverse and mythology you can really live in and spend an infinite amount of time traversing. This all-new and unique story we’re launching into is full of beloved characters and shocking reveals from the world of MAGIC that are going to entertain readers new to the brand and surprise lifelong fans in the best possible ways,” said Bryce Carlson, Vice President, Editorial & Creative Strategy, BOOM! Studios. “Jed, Ig, Arianna, Ed, all of our incredible cover artists, and the entire team at BOOM! Studios are firing on all cylinders so I can confidently say that this is far and away the best Magic: The Gathering has ever been executed in the comics medium. Period.”
It is interesting to note that currently IDW Publishing has the license for the Dungeons and Dragons comic book line, and I wonder if we are going to see a shift in publishers in the near future…
Magic #1 arrives in April 2021.