Magic (BOOM! comic)

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Publication information
Publisher BOOM! Studios
Publication period April, 2021 - TBA
Number of issues Ongoing
Character(s) Jace Beleren, Vraska, Kaya, Ral Zarek, Liliana Vess, Sorin Markov
Creative team
Writer(s) Jed MacKay
Illustrator(s) Ig Guara
Colorist(s) Arianna Consonni
Preceded By
Followed By

Magic is a ongoing monthly series of Magic: the Gathering comics published by BOOM! Studios in 2021.[1][2]

Description[edit | edit source]

Magic's creative team includes writer Jed MacKay (Black Cat), artist Ig Guara (Ghost-Spider), colorist Arianna Consonni and letterer Ed Dukeshire.

The series opens in the realm of Ravnica, whose planet-sized city is rocked by assassination attempts against three Guildmasters, Ral Zarek, Vraska, and Kaya. The trio will be forced to put aside their differences and travel to the plane of Zendikar to hunt the assassins. Boom is teasing a climactic showdown with a major Magic: The Gathering character.

The events in the BOOM! comics are officially confirmed to be non-canon. They are based on the familiar characters and locations, but don't bother with continuity.[3]

Magic #1 released on April 7, 2021. The issue featured cover art by Matteo Scalera (Black Science), with variant covers by Guara, InHyuk Lee (Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man), and Junggeun Yoon (Seven Secrets). The first issue also featured a series of Hidden Planeswalker variant covers by artists Miguel Mercado (Mighty Morphin), Taj Tenfold (Abbott), and Magdalena Pagowska (The Library of Esoterica), each spotlighting a different iconic Magic character. Additionally, Boom! offered a "Magic pack" collector bundle that includes the main cover, an exclusive variant by Mirka Andolfo (Mercy). one of the Hidden Planeswalker covers, and a blank sketch cover.

Storyline blurbs[edit | edit source]

Volume 1[edit | edit source]

"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!"

Volume 2[edit | edit source]

"With their homes rocked by an attack - and Jace Beleren’s life hanging in the balance - Planeswalkers Kaya, Ral, and Vraska must discover who is behind it all. But as they begin to suspect one of Ravnica’s most prominent Guilds is behind the attack, it becomes clear their enemy may be plotting something even more destructive…"[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jesse Schedeen (January 21, 2021). "Magic: The Gathering Returns to Comics in April 2021".
  2. Jake Vyper (March 9, 2021). "Magic: The Gathering Ashcan Comic Will Be Sneak-Published This Week".
  3. Magic Comes Back to Comics (Video). Weekly MTG. YouTube (March 12, 2021).
  4. Matthew Aguilar (April 16, 2021). "Magic: Jace Fights For His Life and a New Alliance Forms in New Issue #2".