Magic: The Gathering: Chandra comic launching this fall from IDW!

In celebration of 25 years of Magic: The Gathering, Wizards of the Coast and IDW Publishing are teaming back up for new series based on the classic trading card game!

Written by Vita Ayala with art by Harvey Tolibao, Magic: The Gathering: Chandra is the first Magic branded book to be published by IDW in four years. As the title implies, it will tell the story of the pyromancer Planeswalker Chandra when it hits the spinner rack this November. For more details, see below for IDW’s full press release on the new book!

New Magic: The Gathering Comic Book Series
Launches This Fall
IDW Publishing and Wizards of the Coast Celebrate 25 Years of
Magic: The Gathering with All-New Comic Written by Vita Ayala
with Interior Art by Harvey Talibao

RENTON, WA (August 8, 2018Wizards of the Coast and IDW Publishing revealed today details for an all-new Magic: The Gathering comic to be published beginning this November. Magic: The Gathering: Chandra is written by Vita Ayala (Supergirl, The Wilds) with interior art by Harvey Tolibao (X-Men, Green Arrow) and features all-new adventures of fan-favorite pyromancer Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar. This is the first Magic: The Gathering comic in four years and will introduce an all-new approach to storytelling as the franchise marks its 25th year.

“Think of a character that you love. From any story, from any property. There is an excellent chance that you were introduced to that character by some kind of page, or some sort of screen,” said Jeremy Jarvis, Magic: The Gathering Franchise Director. “We are thrilled to have Vita and Harvey introduce you to Chandra, to her story, her quirks, and her incredible powers. Set in the near future of the Multiverse, these never-before-told stories will breathe life into Chandra, her cohorts, and her enemies in new and visually striking ways. Knowledge of cards is optional, love of characters required.”

“I can’t hold back my excitement about this new Magic: The Gathering comic book!” said IDW Editor-in-Chief John Barber. “With meteorically rising star Vita Ayala penning these tales, with the incredible art of Harvey Tolibao delineating the adventures, and with the introduction of the dynamic and powerful Chandra Nalaar, it’s clear we’ve entered a bold new era of storytelling. Everybody involved in this comic is dedicated to bringing you emotional and thrilling experiences that will satisfy fans of Magic: The Gathering—as well as fans of stories packed with action and drama told from a unique point of view.”

An adventurous Planeswalker and powerful pyromancer, Chandra Nalaar has seen much in her time—but she had never experienced such tragedy before. In the wake of a devastating loss, Chandra is striking out on her own, determined to prove—to her family and to herself—that next time she’ll be prepared. But when faced with threats both old and new, will she be able to overcome her grief in time to survive? And who is that familiar face lurking in the shadows?

Magic: The Gathering: Chandra #1 will be available in November.

About Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is the world’s best strategy game, with more than 20 million players and fans worldwide. Through a unique blend of digital gameplay and face-to-face play opportunities in more than 6,800 hobby game stores around the world, Magic offers a robust gaming experience for its global community of passionate fans. For more information, visit www.magicthegathering.com.About Wizards of the Coast 
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Avalon Hill. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times bestsellers. For more information about our world-renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast web site at www.wizards.com.

About IDW
IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

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