Wizards of the Coast and IDW Publishing revealed details for a new Magic: The Gathering comic to be published beginning November 2018. Writer Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and artist Harvey Tolibao (X-Men) will be the creative team for Magic: The Gathering: Chandra, focusing on the adventures of the popular pyromancer. This will be the first new Magic comic book in four years and will be introducing a new storytelling approach as the franchise celebrates its 25th anniversary.
“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.”
Magic: The Gathering is the world’s most popular trading card game, boasting more than 20 million players worldwide. Chandra Nalaar is a planeswalker – a character in the game’s lore – who will be striking out on her own, determined to prove herself.
“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.”