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Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 (of 5)

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 (of 5)

(W) Jim Zub (A) Eduardo Mello (CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The prelude to the much-anticipated video game Baldur’s Gate III begins here!

Changed by their experiences in Avernus, Krydle, Shandie, Delina, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo return home to Baldur’s Gate to find that something much more insidious has taken root… what could be behind the odd behavior of the Head Librarian of the Knowledge-Hold?

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 (of 5)

Hasbro Pulse Con Returns in October

Hasbro has announced the return of their 2-day event, Hasbro Pulse Con 2021! The event will be livestreamed exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel on October 22 – 23 and showcase the most iconic fan brands including G.I. JOE, Magic: The Gathering, NERF, Power Rangers, Transformers, and Dungeons and Dragons, as well as partner brands such as Star Wars, Marvel, Ghostbusters, Fortnite, and more.

Co-hosted by Jackie Jennings and Khleo Thomas, Hasbro Pulse Con will feature the cast of Power Rangers Dino Furynumerous special guest appearances, and other opportunities for fans to engage with, including Hasbro Pulse Con exclusive items revealed earlier this year along with additional programming to be announced soon.

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World

(W) AJ Mendez, Aimee Garcia (A/CA) Martin Coccolo
In Shops: Aug 25, 2021
SRP: $15.99

A new Dungeons & Dragons adventure awaits! Return to Icewind Dale with a new party of adventurers! Can these five unlikely heroes stop the plot of an ancient, primordial evil?

A never-ending winter night is driving an isolated northern town to the brink of madness. To save them, Runa, Saarvin, Patience, Amos, and Belvyre must traverse the blighted tundra to find a cure. On the journey, they’ll encounter frozen obstacles, unimaginable monsters, and, perhaps most dangerous, dissension in their ranks and the fraying of the bonds of friendship that must sustain them through the dark.

Based on the original, massively popular tabletop role-playing game and featuring a brand-new cast of characters, Dungeons and Dragons: At the Spine of the World is written by New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez and writer/actor Aimee Garcia! Martin Coccolo (Green Lantern, Star Trek: Year Five) provides stunning art that will have readers feeling the crunch of snow under their boots. Whether you’re a veteran dice-slinger or a new visitor to the Forgotten Realms, At the Spine of the World is a perfect gateway to new adventure.

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World

(W) AJ Mendez, Aimee Garcia (A/CA) Martin Coccolo
In Shops: Aug 25, 2021
SRP: $15.99

A new Dungeons & Dragons adventure awaits! Return to Icewind Dale with a new party of adventurers! Can these five unlikely heroes stop the plot of an ancient, primordial evil?

A never-ending winter night is driving an isolated northern town to the brink of madness. To save them, Runa, Saarvin, Patience, Amos, and Belvyre must traverse the blighted tundra to find a cure. On the journey, they’ll encounter frozen obstacles, unimaginable monsters, and, perhaps most dangerous, dissension in their ranks and the fraying of the bonds of friendship that must sustain them through the dark.

Based on the original, massively popular tabletop role-playing game and featuring a brand-new cast of characters, Dungeons and Dragons: At the Spine of the World is written by New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez and writer/actor Aimee Garcia! Martin Coccolo (Green Lantern, Star Trek: Year Five) provides stunning art that will have readers feeling the crunch of snow under their boots. Whether you’re a veteran dice-slinger or a new visitor to the Forgotten Realms, At the Spine of the World is a perfect gateway to new adventure.

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Fell’s Five

Dungeons & Dragons: Fell’s Five

(W) John Rogers (A) Denis Medri, Horacio Domingues, Juanan, Guido Guidi, Vicente Alcazar, Nacho Arranz, Andres Ponce (A/CA) Andrea Di Vito
In Shops: Jun 30, 2021
SRP: $39.99

Expand on your gaming experience with this graphic novel that includes three Game Adventures featuring the characters of Fell’s Five!

Join Adric Fell, the halfling Bree Three-Hands, the dwarf Khal Khalundurrin, the tiefling Tisha Swornheart, and the elf Varis in a tale of high adventure and deep secrets. Adric Fell leads a band of wayward heroes in a world where civilization has been reduced to a few scattered points of light amid a rising tide of shadows.

Plus, play as the heroes of the book in three Game Adventures created for this series, replicating pivotal scenes in the story as roleplaying game encounters. You can use these as the foundation for a longer adventure of your own creation, or you can simply play them as a short excursion!

Dungeons & Dragons: Fell's Five

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #4

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #4

(W) AJ Mendez, Aimee Garcia (A/CA) Martin Coccolo
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

To rescue one of their own, Runa, Saarvin, and Patience must brave the mines! Out of the snow, can they survive the onslaught of enemies who await them?

Based on the massively popular game and featuring a brand-new cast of characters, written by New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez and writer/actor Aimee Garcia!

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #4

Diamond Select Toys and Hasbro Team up on New Collector Products

Diamond Select Toys is known for their wide range of dynamic collectibles. Hasbro is the home of many of the world’s greatest toy and entertainment brands. Now, the two companies will partner up on a new line of collectibles based on some of Hasbro’s biggest names!

The new range will include products based on Transformers, G.I. Joe, Power Rangers, classic animated Dungeons & Dragons, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Jem and the Holograms. Products will include both retro-styled collectibles as well as items based on the newest iterations of the characters. It is DST’s first time working on Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, two fantasy brands that continue to capture the imagination of fans worldwide.

The new range will span multiple categories of collectibles, including Gallery Diorama PVC sculptures, Premier Collection and Milestones resin statues, Legends in 3D half-scale busts and Minimates mini-figures. The first products will launch in Fall 2021 at comic shops, specialty stores and drug stores worldwide.

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #4

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #4

(W) AJ Mendez, Aimee Garcia (A/CA) Martin Coccolo
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

To rescue one of their own, Runa, Saarvin, and Patience must brave the mines! Out of the snow, can they survive the onslaught of enemies who await them?

Based on the massively popular game and featuring a brand-new cast of characters, written by New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez and writer/actor Aimee Garcia!

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #4

Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides

The forces of evil are back in Baldur’s Gate and this time, they have some truly heinous stuff planned in Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides. As they try to force the plane of Avernus into the more natural world, a group of heroes will need to rise up and stop them. A group with a good balance of skills. Possibly, one with a miniature giant space hamster. Yes, Minsc and company return to Baldur’s Gate to kick butts.

I feel that there is a lot to like about Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides. It brings back Jim Zub and Max Dunbar. All the creative teams have knocked it out of the park but Zub is a bit more involved with the properties and it just shows in how these tales are delivered. Quickly, you know who is who and what they can do. We see the threat quickly and the story builds them up. But, the one thing I think that might be the most important is that when you have a cast like the one that Infernal Tides has, it’s important to craft their individual voices. Zub makes them feel like a true party and while a character like Minsc has such a strong, outstanding personality, he doesn’t drown everyone out.

Max Dunbar illustrates another great Dungeons & Dragons story. Paired with Sebastian Cheng, David Garcia Cruz, and Neil Uyetake, Infernal Tides features a lot of great character design and action sequences. I thought there was a really great 2-page splash in issue 2. As someone who has been reading these adventures since Evil At Baldur’s Gate, it’s good to have a colorist that I think is perfect for Max Dunbar’s art.

Ultimately, IDW Publishing does Dungeons & Dragons right. I’ve been really happy with all of the stories they’ve done but I do feel there’s something a bit more special, exciting and enjoyable about Jim Zub and Max Dunbar working on a tale set in Baldur’s Gate. Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides ends up as another truly enjoyable tale of Minsc and company that’s sure to keep fantasy readers enthralled.

Story: Jim Zub Art: Max Dunbar
Colors: Sebastian Cheng, David Garcia Cruz Letters: Neil Uyetake
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Dungeons & Dragons Infernal Tides

Dungeons & Dragons Infernal Tides

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
SRP: $17.99

A new D&D® campaign begins as the odyssey following the Baldur’s Gate heroes continues in this graphic novel adventure! Minsc and his friends are caught in the middle of devil-tainted corruption that has taken hold of Baldur’s Gate. Unravelling the secret of its source will take our heroes to unexpected places and threaten the sanctity of their very souls. Even if they survive this perilous journey, there will be hell to pay!

Dungeons & Dragons Infernal Tides
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