Dark Horse Comics and Critical Role have announced three new projects set to release in 2019. Based on epic tales from the world of Exandria, these new comics, art books and more will explore this universe in new and original ways.
Critical Role, the digital tabletop game is live-streamed every week and set in Exandria. In each episode, veteran voice actor and Game Master Matthew Mercer leads his nerdy and wildly entertaining friends on a thrill ride of turmoil and adventure.
The cast includes fellow voice actors Matthew Mercer (Overwatch), Travis Willingham (Ultimate Spider-Man), Marisha Ray (Star Wars: Battlefront), Taliesin Jaffe (Street Fighter), Ashley Johnson (Blindspot), Sam Riegel (One Punch Man), Liam O’Brien (Star Wars Rebels), and Laura Bailey (Dragon Ball Z).
On July 10, 2019, Dark Horse and Critical Role will release Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series II #1, which finds the unlikely heroes of Vox Machina back in action-packed yet absurdly entertaining adventures. The six-issue series will be available through Dark Horse Digital and through retail stores and continues to follow the origin stories of engaging characters, material hinted at but not fully disclosed in the live-stream.
The sequel to Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series I features writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things) and first series artist Olivia Samson, with colorist MSASSYK (Isola) and letterer Ariana Maher (James Bond). The debut issue cover is drawn by artist Fiona Staples (Saga). The series will be collected into a trade paperback collection in summer 2020.
In Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series II, familiar faces from Critical Role’s hit first campaign return as their escapades in Stilben lead them towards their next adventure – and a dire threat to Grog Strongjaw, the goliath barbarian, when he goes missing in the night. Tracking him down will see the party lose one member, gain another, and reveal parts of Grog’s secret past. But first, his friends have to actually find him.
Dark Horse and Critical Role will also release a trade paperback collection of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series I on October 15, 2019! Writers Matthew Mercer and Matthew Colville team with artist Samson and colorist and letterer Chris Northrop to tell the story of how Vox Machina first met.
The Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series I paperback collection will be available for purchase in local comic shops and at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and critrole.com. Featuring a cover by Stjepan Šejic, Critical Role fans can purchase this 168-page collection for $19.99.
In late 2019, Dark Horse and Critical Role will release Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria – The Mighty Nein. With a cover by Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio, this hardcover art collection contains materials presented chronologically from the first few story arcs of the Mighty Nein campaign.
Featuring a wide variety of illustrations from the Critical Role fan community paired with text by cast members Liam O’Brien and Taliesin Jaffe, and art direction from Lauryn Ipsum, this 200-page tome will retail for $39.99.