New Magic: The Gathering Comic Will Start in Ravnica With Focus on Ral Zarek, Vraska, and Kaya

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Content Creator
March 11, 2021  06:45 PM

BOOM! Studios recently acquired the comic book rights to Magic: The Gathering from Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast, and their first MTG comic, Magic, by Jed MacKay, Ig Guara, Arianna Consonni, and Ed Dukeshire, will be released this April.

During today's DailyMTG steram on, writer Jed MacKay and associate editor Amanda LaFranco talked about the new Magic comic book series, and although they didn't reveal any major spoilers, they confirmed that the story of the series will begin in Ravnica with the focus on the three planeswalkers: Vraska, Ral, and Kaya, but assured that other fan-favorite planeswalkers will also join the series later on. McKay teased that the comic book series will explore five planes of the Magic Multiverse, and that it's not just a spin-off of the card game's lore: there will be surprises along the way. The preview pages already revealed that Niv-Mizzet now has a gearwork body

Alternate covers for the MTG comic book series have also been revealed during the stream, and it features Kaya, Liliana, and Sorin. 

BOOM! Studios recently shared a preview of the Magic #1 Ashcan that reveals a brilliant cover art and a few pages. 

Check out the fantastic cover for Magic #1

Official synopsis of Magic #1: 

“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!

MAGIC #1 features main cover art by acclaimed artist Matteo Scalera (Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn) as well as variant cover art by Guara, InHyuk Lee (Miles Morales: Spider-Man), and Junggeun Yoon (Seven Secrets), and a set of Hidden Planeswalker variant covers by artists Miguel Mercado (Mighty Morphin), Taj Tenfold (Abbott), and Magdalena Pagowska (The Library of Esoterica) featuring fan favorite characters Liliana Vess, Kaya the Ghost Assassin, and Sorin Markov.

Fans can also pre-order the MAGIC PACK, a limited–edition Collector’s Set of MAGIC #1 covers, featuring an exclusive MAGIC PACK variant by artist Mirka Andolfo (Mercy), along with the MAGIC #1 main cover by Scalera, a randomly inserted Hidden Planeswalker variant cover, and the Black blank sketch cover, available in April 2021.”

Magic #1 is now avalable for pre-order, and will be available at your local comic book shops in April 2021. 

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