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VIZ Media Releases Details on the Summer Release of Magic: the Gathering – Concepts and Legends

VIZ Media dives into the legend, lore, and origins of the bestselling strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering, with the acquisition of Magic: the Gathering – Concepts and Legends. Written by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt, the slipcased, hardcover volume is slated for release in print this Fall and offers a detailed examination of the planes, mythos and in-world history of Magic: The Gathering.

Dive deep into the archives of Magic: The Gathering with an inside look at the origins of the characters, planes, creatures and lore of the world’s most popular trading card game. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Magic: The Gathering, this beautiful collector’s hardcover book features artwork, sketches and commentary showcasing the expansive world that has captivated generations. The book also includes four double-sided collectible art prints.

Throughout its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has more than 20 million fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

The Art of Magic: The Gathering -Dominaria is Out this Summer from VIZ Media

VIZ Media has announced the expansion of The Art of Magic: The Gathering catalog with The Art of Magic: The Gathering -Dominaria. The book is the sixth installment in VIZ Media’s continuing series of hardcover books celebrating the incredible artwork and imagery of Magic: The Gathering™ and is scheduled for release in Summer 2018.

Step aboard the legendary airship Weatherlight and explore the plane of Dominaria, an ancient world that has weathered one apocalypse after another and emerged into a new time of rebirth and renewal. These pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning The Art of Magic: The Gathering, give you the history and stories from the plane where everything started.

Throughout its 24-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has more than 20 million fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

Wizards of the Coast and Viz Team Up for Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh

ArtOfMagicTheGathering-Kaladesh-3DWizards of the Coast and VIZ Media have announced The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh collection. Scheduled for release in January 2017, The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh is the third volume in VIZ Media’s ongoing series of hardcover art books presenting the incredible illustrations of Magic: The Gathering. The 240-page book will feature dozens of full color works by more than 95 artists, including Cliff Childs, Winona Wilson, Christine Choi and Adam Paquette, who also illustrated the cover, and will be complemented with additional in-depth lore by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer, James Wyatt.

Throughout its 22-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has more than 20 million fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

Optimism, innovation, and the spirit of creativity fill these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering! Welcome to Kaladesh – a vibrant, beautiful plane where anything is possible. Join the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they explore the Inventors’ Fair, and let your imagination soar alongside thopters and airships crafted by the best artificers in the Multiverse. Come discover the marvels of Kaladesh – its inhabitants, its inventors, and its artifacts. They all await you at the grand Inventors’ Fair!

 

Art of Magic: The Gathering – Innistrad, Set to Cast Summer 2016

TheArtOfMagicTheGathering_LogoVIZ Media and Wizards of the Coast have announced the expansion of the Magic: The Gathering publishing catalog with the addition of a second art book to the collection. Set for release in Summer 2016, The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Innistrad will feature full color illustrations showcasing the mysteries of Innistrad – its peoples, provinces, and monsters.

In The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Innistrad, terror falls from the skies on blood-spattered wings and nameless horrors lurk in the shadows. These pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering, are your entry into a world beset by terrible evils on all sides and betrayed by the hope it held most dear. Tread lightly as you follow the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they investigate these dark mysteries.

The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Innistrad edition joins The Art of Magic: The GatheringZendikar, a previously announced art book set to debut in January 2016 from VIZ Media that will feature images from popular strategy card game Magic: The Gathering. The 240-page book will feature full color illustrations from some of Magic‘s best artists, such as Aleksi Briclot. MSRP will be $39.99 U.S. / $45.99 CAN.

Duel Art Art Book Spotlights the Original Creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Duel ArtBefore it became one of the world’s longest running and most popular trading card games, the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise began as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi. Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations collects the stunning color artwork of the series’ original creator from throughout the property’s history.

Within the prestigious hardcover book, fans will find magazine covers, card artwork, rare illustrations, and rough concepts. Readers will also be treated to creative process breakdowns, and an exclusive interview with Kazuki Takahashi-sensei himself.

After 13 years in North America, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s popularity shows no signs of slowing. Any fan of the trading card game, manga, or animated series will want Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations in their collection.

Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations is in stores now.

DUEL ART: KAZUKI TAKAHASI YU-GI-OH! ILLUSTRATIONS HC
ISBN: 978-1927925416
DETAILS: 128pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

D&D: Out of the Abyss is Out Today!

Stop the madness and dare to descend into the Underdark! Out of the Abyss, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure for the tabletop roleplaying game from the Rage of Demons storyline, is widely available at retail stores beginning today. Providing the adventure and support rules needed by Dungeon Masters for the Rage of Demons storyline, Out of the Abyss is for use with the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide.

Also available today is the first book in the new ‘Homecoming’ series by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore. Archmage has everything Drizzt’s fans crave: action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Art of Magic: The Gathering Announced By VIZ Media & Wizards Of The Coast

ArtOfMagicTheGathering-Zendikar-3DWizards of the Coast and VIZ Media have announced The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Zendikar, an art book featuring images from popular strategy card game Magic: The Gathering. Available worldwide in January 2016, the 240-page book will feature full color illustrations from some of Magic‘s best artists, such as Aleksi Briclot and Adam Paquette, as well as in-depth lore written by best-selling author James Wyatt.

Throughout its 22-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. In its upcoming set, Battle for Zendikar, Magic returns to the fan-favorite world of Zendikar, where united tribes of elves, vampires, and humans battle the monstrous Eldrazi across strange floating ruins and beautiful landscapes. The Battle for Zendikar card set launches on October 2, 2015.

The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Zendikar will be available for pre-order at many retailers starting as early as September 1, and will be available at Amazon.com and retail and hobby gaming stores world-wide starting January 5, 2016.