BOOM! Studios has announced that Something is Killing the Childrenand Once & Future Deluxe Hardcover Editions, the definitive collections of the critically acclaimed Eisner Award-nominated series from superstar creators James Tynion IV, Werther Dell’Edera, Kieron Gillen, and Dan Mora, available in October and November 2021.
Something is Killing the Children Deluxe Hardcover Edition collects the first 15 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated horror series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV, artist Werther Dell’Edera, colorist Miquel Muerto, and letterer AndWorld Design, available in stores October 2021.
Once & Future Deluxe Hardcover Edition collects the first 12 issues of the Diamond Gem Award-winning series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen, Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, available in stores November 2021.
Something is Killing the Children Deluxe Hardcover Editionwill be available for sale on October 6, 2021 at local comic book shops and on October 12, 2021 at bookstores everywhere. Once & Future Deluxe Hardcover Edition will be available for sale on November 17, 2021 at local comic book shops and on November 23, 2021 at bookstores everywhere.
Welcome to Ravnica, the home of magic. Kaya the Ghost-Assassin. Ral Zarek the Stormheart. Vraska the Queen of the Downtrodden. While each resides somewhere different in Ravnica, each will face down many foes due to a sudden attack in Magic #1. Who sent them is unknown but it’s part of the mystery of the multiverse of Magic.
I’m coming into Magic #1 as someone who knows absolutely zero about Magic: The Gathering but with any fantasy system, it’s about finding the components and putting them into terms you are familiar with. As someone who has played Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder, I wasn’t completely confused with the goings-on of this first issue. It’s definitely a good setup issue. It provides an introduction to Ravnica and the various Planeswalkers and a couple of steps into what each is capable of. I’m not ready to go get a deck but the character work laid out within the pages is definitely enough to keep me entertained.
I’m fairly impressed with Magic #1. Jed McKay put together a simple enough story, which is great for someone like me who doesn’t understand MTG and yet there’s enough of the terms and abilities and such thrown about that it quickly brings you into the fold. McKay has put in a good amount of worldbuilding, action, and intrigue to really help make Magic #1 a quality fantasy comic.
Add Ig Guara’s art to the mix, I really like the art style used here. One of the great things about fantasy is the mixture of the strange and exotic and there’s definitely a lot of strange and exotic with this issue and having an artist up to the task of drawing all of this up is key. I know some of this has to come from the game itself but there’s a lot of cool character designs here. It’s a comic book with a lot of bright and vibrant colors. Arianna Consonni’s colors really add to the fantasy feeling and with Ed Dukeshire’s letters, I feel this issue of Magic is an adventurous first issue.
Magic #1 is very much in the vein of IDW’s Dungeons & Dragons comics, which I also really enjoy. We can never have enough fantasy-driven work in comics so if that’s what you like, take a chance with Magic.
The popular game Magic: The Gathering has found a new home in comics with BOOM! Studios. Magic #1 kicks off a new series and adventure in the worlds crafted over decades by Wizards of the Coast. The debut is an interesting one that can be enjoyed for the straightforward story or the deeper cuts into the world of Magic: The Gathering. It’s been years since I played but the comic is full of references that fans of the game will enjoy.
Written by Jed MacKay, Magic #1 introduces us quickly to the multiverse and concept of Planeswalkers and most importantly the setting of Ravnica. The setting is an interesting one. It’s not just a setting of a Magic: The Gathering set but it also might defy expectations of those new to the world. Ravnica is as much a character in the comic as the Planeswalkers. It’s a sprawling city with thousands of cultures, numerous guilds, and lots of possibilities.
Despite the at times complicated world of the game, MacKay keeps things simple. Magic #1 focuses on an assassination attempt on three heads of guilds and the fallout from that. It’s a simple concept that introduces the key players, creates conflicts, and gives a logical reason for these characters to come together. Fans of the game will recognize the high-profile choices. Where I fall short is recognizing the spells. There’s some I think I know but those who have played and know the world will likely appreciate some of what’s on the page more. It’s a comic that feels like it has a lot for long-time fans but it also presents things so that new readers can hop in and not feel overwhelmed or that they’re missing something.
The art by Ig Guara is interesting. Along with color by Arianna Consonni, the art is much more geared towards “comics”. Those expecting an art style that’s similar to Magic: The Gathering cards might be disappointed. The art though is really engaging. Ravnica looks fantastic and the introduction to the various guilds makes it all look fantastical and sucks the reader in. The art does a great job of balancing the various perspectives with page layouts that are dynamic. There’s some really interesting choices that make an exciting flow to the story. Ed Dukeshire‘s lettering is great too, really adding emotion to the characters. At times, there’s also a lot of dialogue as well but Dukeshire’s choices never feel overwhelming and the art still shines.
Magic #1 does a solid job of bringing the massive world of Magic: The Gathering to comics. Its story keeps things simple with an attack and assassination attempt, something that’s easy to understand and brings characters together in an organic and easy way. It’s a great mix of the game and comics that’s fun for long-time fans and those new to the world.
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Dune: House Atreides #6, adapted and scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, who co-wrote the eponymous prequel novel based on Frank Herbert’s notes and illustrated by artist Dev Pramanik with ink assistance by Raffaele Semeraro, colorist Alex Guimarães and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in partnership with Herbert Properties LLC and in full coordination with Abrams ComicArts, who published the first of three graphic novel adaptations of Herbert’s original classic novel Dune in Fall 2020.
An unexpected revolt throws the balance of Ix into jeopardy and now Leto must make an important decision as the underground city is on the cusp of falling into evil hands. And while The Bene Gesserit’s oracles predicted they would need a child from the Baron Harkonnen in order to continue tracing a genetic line to their foretold messiah… their plan has not gone as well as hoped. On the doorstep of Castle Caladan comes the boy who will change everything – Duncan Idaho has arrived.
Dune: House Atreides #6 features main cover art by Evan Cagle and variant cover art by Jenny Frison. It comes to shops on April 28, 2021.
BOOM! Studios has announced today that Magic #1, the premiere issue of the new original comic book series from acclaimed writer Jed MacKay, artist Ig Guara, colorist Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, perfect for new readers and long-time fans, has sold out at the distributor level!
In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced Magic #1 Second Printing, featuring brand new cover art by superstar series artist Ig Guara with colors by Tamra Bonvillain and available in stores April 28, 2021.
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!
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the brand new oversized special issue,Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir to Darkness #1, as acclaimed author L.L. McKinney, artist Simone Ragazzoni, colorist Igor Monti, and letterer Ed Dukeshire present a powerful new story that no Power Rangers fan can miss on March 31, 2021.
Astronema is one of the most popular Power Rangers villains ever and her true origin is revealed for the first time in a one-shot directly connected to the events of Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers! Before she became a Power Ranger, a young girl named Karone was kidnapped by bounty hunters and brainwashed into the assassin known as Astronema by two of the greatest threats in the galaxy—Dark Specter and Ecliptor. But what is Dark Spector’s true plan. . . and what does it mean for the new Mighty Morphin & Power Rangers teams?
Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir to Darkness #1features main cover art by Dan Mora and variant cover art by illustrators Jungeun Yoon, Vincenzo Riccardi, and Jenny Frison.
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Power Rangers #5from superstar writer Ryan Parrott, acclaimed artist Francesco Mortarino, colorist Raúl Angulo, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in conjunction with the Mighty Morphin series. Two New Series. Two New Teams. The Era of UNLIMITED POWER continues HERE—and only Lord Drakkon, their greatest enemy, can save the Power Rangers on March 24, 2021!
The Omega Rangers are attacked by the young assassin known as Astronema, one of the most popular characters in franchise history from Power Rangers: In Space! Meanwhile, Lord Drakkon and Trini face off against one of the greatest Power Rangers villains ever – with a shocking conclusion!
Power Rangers #5 features main cover art by Matteo Scalera, and variant cover art by fan-favorite artists Daniele di Nicuolo, and Peach Momoko.
BOOM! Studios has announced Basilisk, a brand new supernatural horror series from New York Times bestselling horror writer Cullen Bunn, acclaimed artist Jonas Scharf, colorist Alex Guimarães, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, unleashing an epic tale of vengeance and survival as a monstrous threat ravages the countryside and the only ones who can stop it are mortal enemies, available in June 2021.
Who Can Stop The Chimera? Five individuals bound by a cult-like hivemind, they terrorize small towns with their horrifying supernatural sense-based powers, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Regan, one of the Chimera, escaped and has been in hiding, with her murderous eyes bound, overcome with guilt. Until now… when a victim from her past forces her to hunt down the other four of her kind.
Basilisk #1 features main cover art by series artist Jonas Scharf and variant covers by acclaimed illustrators Christian Ward and Rafael Albuquerque.
BOOM! Studios has revealed a Hidden Planeswalker variant cover featuring Kaya the Ghost Assassin by artist Taj Tenfold for Magic #1, the premiere issue of the new original comic book series from acclaimed writer Jed MacKay, artist Ig Guara, colorist Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, perfect for new readers and long time fans, available on April 7, 2021.
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!
BOOM! Studios has announced the return of the blockbuster series Seven Secrets on April 7, 2021 with issue #7, kicking off the next chapter of the highly praised new original comic book series from New York Times bestselling author Tom Taylor, artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, colorist Walter Baiamonte, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, about the seven powerful secrets—words, wonders, weapons, and worse—with the power to change the world.
In this brand new chapter, another case has been opened, and with it, a new path revealed. Caspar and the remaining members of the Order have managed to escape to the world of Faerie… but are they truly safe?
Seven Secrets #7 features main cover art by series artist Daniele di Nicuolo and variant cover art by acclaimed artists Bengal and Miguel Mercado.