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Dynamite Announces a Mage Wars Prose Novel

MageWarsNatureoftheBeastDynamite Entertainment has announced a new licensing agreement with Arcane Wonders for multiple product categories based on Mage Wars, the bestselling and critically acclaimed tabletop fantasy game. Dynamite will debut their first Mage Wars project in January 2015, an original prose novel subtitled Nature of the Beast. Written by Will McDermott, Mage Wars: Nature of the Beast is the first official prose story set within the expansive world of the game. Following the January print and digital launch, Dynamite plans to expand the line into comic books, graphic novels, additional prose novels, prints, lithographs, and an art book.

Mage Wars is the customizable strategy game of dueling mages. Players take on the role of powerful mages, stepping into an arena to battle for supremacy. A unique genre-breaking concept, Mage Wars combines the best elements of customizable card games and tactical miniature games. Players can choose from multiple mages like the Wizard, Warlock, Beastmaster, Priestess, or many others, each with their own unique strategies and style of play. The game is fast-paced and exciting, with challenging decisions every turn. Since its debut in 2012, the game achieved critical success and has accrued dozens of industry accolades. Tom Vasel of Dice Tower, a leading podcaster and reviewer in the gaming community, ranked Mage Wars as the Second Best Game of All Time in his “Top 100 Games of All Time” list.

The first novel, Mage Wars: Nature of the Beast, takes place in the world of Etheria, and follows an unlikely cast of characters refreshingly removed from the trappings of traditional fantasy adventure.

In a release McDermott said:

Nature of the Beast is not your average Hero’s Journey tale. This is the story about the other guys — the loners and the outcasts, the guards and the stewards, the folks who normally stay behind when the adventure starts — the forgotten characters. It is a journey not toward the light, but into the darkness, both literal and figurative, where these characters must face their foibles and fears, their painful pasts and their lonely lives. It is a story about how true heroes are born, not through trial by fire, but by forging friendships that help them discover their own inner strength.

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Preview: The Twilight Zone: Lost Tales

The Twilight Zone: Lost Tales (One-Shot)

Mark Rahner (w)
Randy Valiente, Rod Rodolfo, Edu Menna (a)
Roberto Castro (c)
FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • Teen+

Three new tales of the strange and unsettling by Mark Rahner (Twilight Zone Annual, Dejah of Mars)! A former terrorism detainee hunts down the ailing politician who authorized his torture – to deliver a very special gift. Tensions boil over on a space ship whose mission is to terraform a new planet, which happens to be occupied already. A tech mogul tries on his new smart-glasses prototype, and discovers an unexpected feature: he can see people’s souls.

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Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #3

Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #3

Steve Niles (w)
Nacho Tenorio (a)
Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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The dark forces are closing in on Ash & Sheila. Ash must venture to the one place he doesn’t want to go to make it to his wedding alive.

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Preview: The Devilers #4

The Devilers #4

Joshua Hale Fialkov (w)
Matt Triano (a)
Jock (c)
FC • 32 pages • $2.99 • Teen+

A Deviler DIES RIGHT HERE! As the true villain is revealed, and, the supposed King of Hell is deposed, the Devilers face their worst nightmare, a world too far gone to be saved.

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Preview: Path of Exile #2

Path of Exile #2

Edwin McRae, Royal McGraw (w)
Carlos Rodriguez (a)
24 pages • $3.99 • 12+

Victario Nevalius, The People’s War Correspondent? As the empire faces open revolt on every front, Victario takes on the guise of an imperial correspondent, so that he might catch a firsthand glimpse inside Inquisitor Maligaro’s Chamber of Horrors… But even the bloody Karui Rebellion could not prepare Victario for the dark terrors lurking within! Get ready! This issue overflows with fan-favorite characters: Malachai, Maligaro, Lady Dialla, Geofri, Black Death… plus witness the origin of Fidelitas! Grinding Gear Games and Dynamite Entertainment present the never-before-told story behind the devastation of Wraeclast. The road to Cataclysm continues in Path of Exile: Origins #2 – Sons of Virtue!

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Preview: Alice Cooper #2

Alice Cooper #2

Joe Harris (w)
Eman Casallos (a)
David Mack (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Alice Cooper has escaped the dark clutches of Lucius Black only to find himself in thrall to a new master. But if the “Lord of All Nightmares” hopes to ever control his own destiny and restore his shock n’ roll legacy, he’ll have to put some more bullies in their place first.

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Preview: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #8

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #8

Greg Pak (w)
Takeshi Miyazawa (a)
Bart Sears (c)
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Can a dinosaur-riding Native American stop the Mongol invasion of North America in 1210 AD? Or will our hero switch sides — and become the Khan of the New World? Don’t miss the shocking conclusion to the WEST TOWARDS HOME storyline — and the revelation of the destiny of Turok, Dinosaur Hunter, and Altani, Captain of the Mongol skyriders!

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Preview: Magnus: Robot Fighter #7

Magnus: Robot Fighter #7

Fred Van Lente (w)
Cory Smith (a)
Gabriel Hardman (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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In this issue: Transmech Catchers. Soft Robots. Computers that are guns. Ultraviolent versions of video games that aren’t actually video games because everybody that plays will probably die. Welcome to THE BUTCHER BLOC, from acclaimed creators FRED VAN LENTE (Marvel Zombies, Conan The Avenger) and CORY SMITH (Fathom, TMNT)!

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Preview: Red Sonja: The Black Tower #2

Red Sonja: The Black Tower #2

Frank Tieri (w)
Cezar Razek (a)
Amanda Conner (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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The mystery behind the Black Tower comes to a head! As the fortress finally opens its doors, what emerges is something so shocking – so unlike anything Red Sonja has ever faced before – that it will change her world forever! Could the enigmatic Tower’s secrets finally signal the end for our favorite She-Devil with a Sword?

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Preview: Vampirella Archives Vol. 10

Vampirella Archives Vol 10

Roger McKenzie, Gerry Boudreau, Bruce Jones (w)
Jose Gonzalez, Leo Duranona, Jose Ortiz, Gonzalo Mayo (a)
Enrich (c)
FC • 392 pages • $49.99 • Mature

Vampirella, horror hostess extraordinaire, welcomes you to the latest fear-fraught volume in the Vampirella Archives! Join the Daughter of Drakulon in over thirty terrifying tales from issues #65 through #71 of Vampirella Magazine, the acclaimed 1970s anthology. Many masters of the craft (including Jose Gonzalez, Bruce Jones, Gonzalo Mayo, Gerry Boudreau, and more) unleash vignettes like “The Mad King Drakulon,” “October Man,” and “Swamp Lovers,” each a vintage classic guaranteed to shiver the spine!

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