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Preview: The Magicians #2

The Magicians #2

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Lilah Sturges, Lev Grossman
Artist: Pius Bak
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover: Qistina Khalidah
    Variant Cover: Alexa Sharpe

THE NEW CLASS IS HERE! As the newly welcomed hedge Magicians and the traditional students come together for the first time in Brakebills history, things go wrong. A horrible accident leaves a student dead—and the only way to keep it a secret is for the two groups to work together..

The Magicians  #2

Your First Look at Lev Grossman’s The Magicians #3

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Magicians #3, the latest issue of the brand new original five-issue series which reunites New York Times bestselling series creator Lev Grossman with award-winning writer Lilah Sturges and acclaimed artist Pius Bak for an all-new story in the world of The Magicians, featuring the next generation of magic practitioners and rule breakers, available in January 8, 2020.

After the shocking conclusion of the last issue, the five students chosen to learn battle magic are forced to confront the terrible consequences of what they’ve done, and what it could mean for the future of Brakebills. As tensions mount, the traditional Brakebills students and the newly admitted hedges begin to turn on one another!

The Magicians #3 features a main cover by artist Qistina Khalidah, along with a tarot card variant cover by artist Alexa Sharpe.

The Magicians #3

Your First Look at Lev Grossman’s The Magicians #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Magicians #2, the latest issue of the brand new original five-issue series which reunites New York Times bestselling series creator Lev Grossman with award-winning writer Lilah Sturges and rising star artist Pius Bak for an all-new story in the world of The Magicians, which features the first appearance of the next generation of magic practitioners, available on December 11, 2019.

The new class is here! As the newly welcomed hedge magicians and the traditional students come together for the first time in Brakebills history, things go wrong. A horrible accident leaves a student dead—and the only way to keep it secret is for the two groups to work together. 

The Magicians #2 features a main cover by artist Qistina Khalidah, along with a tarot card variant cover by artist Alexa Sharpe, featuring two new magicians as the Lovers.

The Magicians #2

Preview: The Magicians #1 (of 5)

The Magicians #1 (Of 5)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Lilah Sturges, Lev Grossman
Artist: Pius Bak
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino 
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover: Qistina Khalidah
    Variant Cover: Alexa Sharpe
Price: $3.99

MEET THE NEW CLASS OF BRAKEBILLS COLLEGE!

Series creator Lev Grossman returns to BOOM! Studios for an all-new story in the world of The Magicians with Lilah Sturges and artist Pius Bak that features the first appearance of the next generation of heroes and villains!

Long after Quentin Coldwater has graduated from Brakebills, Dean Fogg welcomes the first class in Brakebills history to include hedge magicians, who are known for being dangerous practitioners of unsanctioned magic.

As these two student bodies clash to prove their superiority, everyone at Brakebills is forced to take a side – not realizing a new threat has targeted them all!

But the reason for this change at  Brakebills will rock them to their core – and shock longtime fans of The Magicians!

The Magicians #1 (Of 5)

Your First Look at Lev Grossman’s The Magicians #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Magicians #1, the premiere issue of an all-new original five-issue series which reunites New York Times bestselling series creator Lev Grossman with award-winning writer Lilah Sturges and rising star artist Pius Bak for an all-new story in the world of The Magicians that features the first appearance of the next generation of magic practitioners, available on November 6, 2019.

Long after Quentin and his friends have graduated from Brakebills, Dean Fogg welcomes a historic new group of students to the school – the first ever class of hedge magicians, rogue practitioners of unsanctioned magic, invited to enroll at Brakebills. But the classical magicians aren’t too thrilled to have the rule-breaking outcasts in their hallowed halls, and tempers flare as the student bodies clash to prove their superiority – not realizing a new danger has emerged to threaten them all. The malevolence behind the threat at Brakebills will rock everyone to their cores – and even shock longtime fans of The Magicians!

The Magicians #1 features a main cover by artist Qistina Khalidah, along with the first in a series of tarot card variant covers by artist Alexa Sharpe, featuring a brand new magician as the Hierophant.

The Magicians #1

The Next Generation of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Makes Their First Appearance in a Brand New Series

BOOM! Studios has announced The Magicians, an all-new original five-issue series in which New York Times bestselling series creator Lev Grossman returns with an all-new story in the world of The Magicians with award-winning writer Lilah Sturges and rising star artist Pius Bak that features the first appearance of the next generation of heroes and villains, available in November 6, 2019.

Long after Quentin and his friends have graduated from Brakebills, Dean Fogg welcomes a historic new group of students to the school – the first ever class of hedge magicians, rogue practitioners of unsanctioned magic, invited to enroll at Brakebills. But the traditional magicians aren’t too thrilled to have the rule-breaking outcasts in their hallowed halls, and tempers flare as the student bodies clash to prove their superiority – not realizing a new danger has emerged to threaten them all. The malevolence behind the threat at Brakebills will rock everyone to their cores – and even shock longtime fans of The Magicians!

The Magicians #1 features a main cover by acclaimed artist and illustrator Qistina Khalidah, along with the first in a series of tarot card variant covers by artist Alexa Sharpe, featuring a brand new magician as the Hierophant.

The Magicians #1

Preview: The Magicians: Alice’s Story OGN HC

The Magicians: Alice’s Story OGN HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges
Artist: Pius Bak
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Letterer: Pius Bak
Cover Artist: Steve Morris
Price: $26.99

Alice Quinn is manifestly brilliant, and she’s always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, she rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically magical creature invade their dimension.

It’s not soon after graduation when Alice, Quentin, and their friends set their sights on the idyllic setting of Fillory: a place thought to only live in the pages of their favorite children’s books. A land where magic flows like rivers . . . But in this magical realm nothing is what it seems to be, and something darker lies behind the spellbinding facade. It is in the darkness where Alice will discover her true calling and her life, and those friends, forever changed.

Acclaimed novelist Lev Grossman teams with New York Times bestselling writer Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), and breakout artist Pius Bak for a new look at the smash hit trilogy The Magicians.

The Magicians: Alice's Story OGN HC

Your First Look at Lev Grossman’s The Magicians: Alice’s Story

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Magicians: Alice’s Story, an all-new original graphic novel hardcover set in the world of the acclaimed book trilogy by Lev Grossman, from writer Lilah Sturges(, rising star artist Pius Bak and featuring a cover by Steve Morris.

The Magicians is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling adult fantasy novel series created by Lev Grossman, which has become a worldwide pop culture phenomenon and inspired a hit television series on Syfy, whose fourth season will premiere later this year. Originally published in 2009, The Magicians introduced readers to Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, which boasts a prestigious and dangerously difficult curriculum, famous and infamous alumni, and a record of only… a few deaths per graduating class.

Debuting in July 10, 2019, The Magicians: Alice’s Story expands the mythology of The Magicians, the first novel in the series trilogy, through the perspective of the character Alice Quinn before she joins Brakebills and embarks on an epic journey into the magical land of Fillory.

Alice is a brilliant and naturally talented magician who grew up fully aware of the hidden world of magic but whose well-versed parents refused to teach her how to make use of it. So what is an insanely gifted young genius with no guidance or encouragement to do except teach herself? Which is how she winds up a top student at Brakebills College. Alice is at first meek and cripplingly shy until she breaks out of her shell to face deadly magical creatures, devastating heartbreak, and the hard lessons of a magical world where even well-intentioned actions can have brutal and deadly consequences.

Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges will be in attendance as a guest of BOOM! Studios at ALA Midwinter 2019 in Seattle, Washington. She will be available for signings both Saturday and Sunday, 1/26-1/28, as well as a guest on the BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours panel on Monday, 1/28, where she will join some of the most acclaimed voices in graphic fiction today for a discussion on the diverse, award-winning imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box and KaBOOM!.

The Magicians: Alice's Story

Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Comes To BOOM!

BOOM! Studios has announced it has acquired the comic book and graphic novel publishing license to The Magicians, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling adult fantasy novel series created by Lev Grossman, which has become a worldwide pop culture phenomenon and inspired a hit television series on Syfy, whose fourth season will premiere in 2019.

Originally published in 2009, The Magicians introduces readers to Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, which boasts a prestigious and dangerously difficult curriculum, famous and infamous alumni, and a record of only…a few deaths per graduating class.

The first release in this partnership will be The Magicians: Alice’s Story, an all-new original graphic novel hardcover set in the world of the book trilogy by Grossman, from acclaimed writer Lilah Sturges, rising star artist Pius Bak and featuring a cover by Steve Morris.

Debuting in July 2019, The Magicians: Alice’s Story expands the mythology of The Magicians, the first novel in the series trilogy, through the perspective of lead character Alice Quinn before she joins Brakebills and embarks on an  epic journey in the magical land of Fillory.

Alice is manifestly brilliant, and she’s always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills Alice rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically powerful magical creature called the Beast invade their dimension. Soon after graduation, Alice and Quentin set their sights on the idyllic setting from their favorite children’s books, Fillory. In Fillory, magic flows like a river but even with talking animals, enchanted items, and the chance to become king and queen of a magical land in the offing, nothing is what it seems and something far darker lies in wait behind the spellbinding facade. Now fans will learn untold secrets of Alice’s journey, the world of The Magicians, and will find answers to some of their biggest questions.

Writing Generation X & The Magicians with Christina Strain. Listen on Demand

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Christina Strain is the writer of the new Generation X series for Marvel Comics as well as a staff writer for The Magicians which airs on SyFy. She joins the Graphic Policy Radio crew to talk her career, merry mutants, and more!

Strain was born and raised right outside an Army base in Seoul, South Korea where she devoured comics and manga as good nerds do. She began her career as a colorist working at Cross Gen & later on Marvel’s beloved series Runaways. At 32, Christina retired from coloring to go the American Film Institute for a degree in screen writing and at 34, she landed a staff writing job on Season 2 of Syfy’s THE MAGICIANS. And she’s been there ever since!

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