Starcadia Quest #1
James Roberts (w) • Aurelio Mazzara
(a & c)
Out in the Frontier, the toughest
jobs in the galaxy are handled by Freelance Adventuring Crews, and on his
sixteenth birthday (kinda), the delivery boy known as Starkid sends out a call
for the best recruits he can get… at his local Stardollars coffee shop. An
action-packed and hilarious QWST begins!
FC • 36 pages • $4.99
Rising Sun, the award-winning board game published by CMON Limited and designed by Eric M. Lang, will see its epic setting, feudal combat, and political intrigue adapted to comics in an all-new comic book series from IDW Publishing.
Co-written by industry legend Ron Marz and David Rodriguez and illustrated by Martín Cóccolo, the three-issue miniseries will debut its first issue in November, and – as an added bonus – each issue of Rising Sun will feature exclusive content to enhance the game-playing experience for dedicated fans.
IDW’s Rising Sun storyline introduces Chiyoko of the Koi Clan, leader of a group of powerful warriors – the best each clan has to offer – on a mission to save Japan from dragons and monsters. But perhaps the greatest threat she faces is not the many monsters who are ravaging the country… but her very own team!
Magic: The Gathering: Chandra #3
Vita Ayala (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a) • Siya Oum (c)
Tibalt’s attacks on Chandra get more personal—and closer to
home—as he thrives on her anguish. Meanwhile, Ajani tries to help her make
peace with the events of her past, but will Chandra’s outrage be enough to
overcome the devilish Planeswalker’s empathic onslaught?
Vita Ayala and Harvey Tolibao continue their exploration of one of Magic’s most popular—and powerful—characters, pushing her closer to the brink than ever before!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened
B. Dave Walters (w) • Tess Fowler (a & c)
war threatens the Moonshae Isles, legendary heroes return to defeat the forces
of an unthinkable foe.
Enter Hoondarrh: the Red Rage of Mintarn; the Sleeping Wyrm of
Skadaurak; a Red dragon of legendary size, cunning, and strength. None shall
prevail against his might.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Game developer CMON’s highly-anticipated tabletop game (and Kickstarter darling) Starcadia Quest will come to comics beginning in August, courtesy of IDW Publishing. The first-ever expansion of the Starcadia universe, this three-issue miniseries welcomes James Roberts – the fan-favorite and critically acclaimed writer of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye and Lost Light – to craft a wild new adventure for Starkid and his Freelance Adventuring Crew.
The comic is old-school science fiction with a modern twist mashing up classic space opera tropes with weird twists and turns. As it’s a game, the comic helps the world-building aspects of this world and setting.
Illustrated by Aurelio Mazzara and colored by David García Cruz, Starcadia Questtakes comic readers and game fans deep into the Frontier, where the toughest jobs in the galaxy are handled by Freelance Adventuring Crews. On his sixteenth birthday, the delivery boy known as Starkid sends out a call for the best recruits he can get… at his local Stardollars coffee shop. An action-packed and hilarious QWST begins!
The game and comic features solid character design, homages to science fiction movies and enemies, and acknowledges the stories and tropes that have come before. All of that and some laugh out-loud humor.
As a special bonus, each issue of Starcadia Quest will be jam-packed with additional pages’ worth of exclusive playable content, allowing readers to incorporate the issue’s story elements into their tabletop gameplay!
CLUE: Candlestick #1
Dash Shaw (w & a & c)
All of your favorite suspicious characters are back in this new
brain twister based on the timeless detective game. Ripe with puzzles, secrets,
and lies, in CLUE: CANDLESTICK
everyone’s a suspect! Cartoonist auteur Dash
Shaw unleashes his murderous imagination on the quirky, thrilling and
mysterious world of Clue!
FC • 36 pages • $4.99
IDW Publishing reunites the Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate creative team of writer Jim Zub and artist Max Dunbar for an all-new adventure: Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides! Debuting in November 2019, the five-issue miniseries delves into the mythology established in the highly-anticipated D&D adventure Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus arriving on September 17.
In Infernal Tides, fan-favorite Minsc and his friends are caught in the middle of devil-tainted corruption that has taken hold of Baldur’s Gate. Unravelling the secret of its source will take the heroes to unexpected places and threaten the sanctity of their very souls. Even if they survive this perilous journey, there will be Hell to pay!
Infernal Tides, while an accommodating entry point for intrepid new readers, rewards longtime fans as the continuation of Jim Zub’s epic comic book storyline which began with Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate and continued into Shadows of the Vampire, Frost Giant’s Fury, and Evil at Baldur’s Gate.
The Forgotten Realms, the fantasy setting beloved by Dungeons & Dragons fans the world over, is the centerpiece for IDW Publishing’s all-new comic book miniseries, subtitled A Darkened Wish. Debuting in February 2019, the five-issue series will be written by B. Dave Walters with art by Tess Fowler.
In A Darkened Wish, years of hard-fought peace in the Sea of Swords are rent asunder, and legendary heroes must return to the region to defeat an unconceivable foe! Join Helene, a young wizard from the streets of Mintarn, and her friends as they grow from raw recruits to battle-honed warriors.
This December, following the wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for the Hate board game, Image Comics and Top Cow Productions will release an oversized trade paperback edition of Chronicles of Hate, collecting books one and two of internationally renowned artist Adrian Smith’s dark fantasy series.
Smith first came to prominence for his atmospheric, moody artwork and game illustrations for such popular franchises as Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer.
In a world where the sun is frozen and the moon burns, Chronicles of Hate follows an unlikely hero who rises to free the Earth Mother from her chains. This isn’t a world for the weak. All we know is Hate.
Chronicles of Hate, Collected Edition (Diamond code: OCT180056, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1144-2) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, December 5th and bookstores on Tuesday, December 11th.
WARHAMMER 40,000: DEATHWATCH #4
Writer: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Artists: Tazio Bettin, Kevin Enhart
Cover A: David Sondered
Cover B: Connor Magill
Publisher: Titan Comics
31pp, $3.99, On sale October 17, 2018
The Deathwatch miniseries blazes to a galaxy-shaking conclusion! Can a single Deathwatch squad – overpowered, outnumbered by the thousands – hold the line in the name of the Emperor?