(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?
Beginning in October, IDWPublishing returns to the Forgotten Realms with Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker, a five-issue monthly comic book series that takes place before the events of Baldur’s Gate III, the highly-anticipated video game!
Acclaimed author Jim Zub, whose prolific career spans publishing, film, role-playing games, and video games, joins artist Eduardo Mello in a tense tale of familiar Dungeons & Dragons adventurers Krydle, Shandie, Delina, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo, as they discover that something insidious has taken root in their homeland!
Mindbreaker builds upon IDW’s expansive library of Dungeons & Dragons tales written by Zub, a sixth entry in a Baldur’s Gate saga that includes prior publications Legends of Baldur’s Gate, Shadows of the Vampire, Frost Giant’s Fury, Evil at Baldur’s Gate, and Infernal Tides.
Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Max Dunbar, Cover B by Max Davenport, and a Retailer Incentive edition featuring art by Celia Lowenthal.
In 2015, graphic novelist Morgan Rosenblum burst onto the sci-fi scene with a runaway success. His comic book debut, Treadwater Volume 1, delivered complex characters fighting an unwinnable battle in a pre-apocalyptic scenario. Then, in 2017, the long-anticipated Treadwater sequel was released to even greater acclaim, topping Diamond’s ‘Indie Bestseller’ list and bringing sales to over 10,000 copies.
Now, Rosenblum is back, along with co-creator Jonny Handler, with Winds of Numa Sera, a medieval fantasy graphic novel series. The first volume in the series is currently on Kickstarter looking to raise $15,100. The campaign ends on November 23. The series features art by Eduardo Mello, color by Valentina Taddeo, lettering by Voodoo Bownz, character concept design by Andrea De Dominicis, environments/sigil/lore/logo design by Bark Bark Studio, and map design by Luigi Aime.
Winds of Numa Sera is set in an elaborate fantasy world, which features an expansive cast of multi-layered and, above-all, believable characters. As their disparate backgrounds and motivations put them on a collision course with one another, the protagonists of one story become the antagonists in another. This lends the readers deeper insight into each character as they watch their seemingly separate storylines slowly weave together into a large cohesive narrative.
It is said that truth is the first casualty of war and this holds true for the Empire of Numa Sera, whose glorious founding mythology is slowly peeled apart as the protagonists discover the truth behind the legends. The grand narrative plays out over multiple generations, in which villains become heroes, history is rewritten, the mundane becomes mythical and the truly legendary becomes mere superstition.
The tone of the novel strikes a unique balance between that of a lighthearted adventure story and a ruthlessly realistic political drama, which takes place in a world rich with fascinating lore. Confronted with violence, treachery and political intrigue, the charismatic heroes of Numa Sera do what they can to survive and succeed. As they continue on their journeys, long forgotten truths are rediscovered and ancient forces are reawakened.
Owing to the breadth of its story, the depth of its characters and the splendor of its lore, a graphic novel of this scope is necessarily an ambitious undertaking. Fortunately, the novel’s illustrators, both of whom had worked for Marvel, do it complete justice. Finally, after several years of meticulous work, Rosenblum and Handler are ready to share their newest story.
Advent Comics is celebrating 10 years and while they might not have a comic in shops due to work their upcoming comic Facets, that isn’t stopping them from celebrating Free Comic Book Day.
The publisher has released this digital short story to tide fans over until the June release of Facets and you can read it here courtesy and with permission of Advent. You can find them on their website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
AGENT OF C.H.A.N.G.E. – This is the first appearance of the title character that will be playing a BIG part in upcoming stories within the Advent Universe. Enjoy this short Free Comic Book Day story and be on the lookout for more Agent of C.H.A.N.G.E.! Created/Co-Plots/Edits by Tony Kittrell, Written/Co-Plots/Letters by Shawn DePasquale, Art by Eduardo Mello and Colors by Rachel LaChance.
Writer: Dan Rafter, Erika Schultz, Nick Lyons, Aaron Stueve
Artist: Eduardo Mello, Grafimated Cartoon, Brandon Hendricks, Carl Riely, Dahar Butler
Bluewater Productions is known for having developed some of the iconic female characters in independent comic books such as the 10th Muse, Legend of Isis and Judo Girl. This brand new graphic novel features not only Isis but some of the other Bluewater classic characters such as Venus, Valkyrie, Victoria’s Secret Service, Gearz and Black Scorpion. Together for the 1st time in over 100 pages!