IDW is releasing the new comic Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World this summer, co-written by former WWE wrester and writer A.J. Mendez and actress Aimee Garcia (star of Lucifer, Dexter). Based on the international game sensation, the four-issue comic features new characters with art by Martín Cóccolo (Magic: The Gathering).
At the Spine of the World is set in a never-ending winter’s night that is slowly driving an isolated town in the depths of Icewind Dale to the brink of insanity. A band of adventurers go on a perilous journey to save them, doing battle with a furious icy god and uncovering the plot of an ancient primordial evil.
This D&D miniseries is the second time Mendez and Garcia collaborated on an IDW book, following their work on GLOW vs. The Babyface.
“The fantasy genre is a source of solace, love, and belonging for me, so entering the world of Dungeons & Dragons is exciting and squeal-inducing in a way that probably isn’t professionally acceptable. But it’s too late now, IDW is stuck with me,” Mendez said. “This is a prestigious and beloved title and we’re proud to join the party.”
“As a kid, I thought I could do magic. As an adult, I never stopped believing in magic. And, as an actor, I play make believe every day,” Garcia said. “Fantasy has always been a part of my life. So, I’m excited and honored to create fantastical stories of brave adventures, because in some way, if they can slay monsters and keep fighting when the odds are stacked against then, then we can keep fighting... no matter what odds are stacked against us.”
“We are so glad to have the chance to bring fans this all-new iteration of Dungeons & Dragons comic books, and know fans will embrace this new cast of characters as well as they have our previous versions,” John Barber, Editor-in-Chief at IDW, said. “This Dungeons & Dragons comic cast and series could not be in better storytelling hands than those of A.J., Aimee, and Martin!”
Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1 will have multiple covers, including cover A by Martin Coccolo, a roleplaying game-style character sheet design by Max Davenport as cover B, and two retailer incentive editions by Catherine Nodet and Davenport.