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Magic: The Gathering and Marvel team for Universes Beyond

With Magic: The Gathering exploring and teaming up with numerous properties for their “Universes Beyond” line of cards, it was only a matter of time before a team-up with Marvel.

In a new video, an upcoming release of the popular game and comic company was teased that will “share fan-favorite Super Heroes, villains, and more through amazing tabletop gameplay.”

Magic: The Gathering has been willing to step far outside its traditional world in recent years with releases tied into Doctor Who, Warhammer 40K, Army of Darkness, Princess Bride, Fallout, and so much more.

What are you hoping to see with this? Sound off in the comments!

Preview: Magic: The Gathering Vol. 5

Magic: The Gathering Vol. 5

(W) Rich Douek, Jed MacKay (A) Ig Guara, Jacques Salomon, Giorgio Spalletta, French Carlomagno, Roberta Ingranata, and Alberto Locatelli (CA) Miguel Mercado
In Shops: Aug 30, 2023
SRP: $24.99

While our Planeswalker heroes enjoy a time of relative peace, threats from their past refuse to rest, leading to reluctant alliances.
With a villain ready to pull at the seams of the Multiverse, will the wildcard Planeswalker entering the story help Jace, Vraska, Ral, Kaya, Niko, Chandra, Garruk, and Liliana, or is chaos in store? Garruk the Wildspeaker agrees to work with the woman who once cursed him, and together, they must find Isona Maive before she finds an even more dangerous ally than Marit Lage or Tezzeret! Someone is manipulating all their fates, and there’s no time left for grudges.
Rich Douek (Superman Red & Blue) joins series writer Jed MacKay (Moon Knight), artists Ig Guara (Edge of Spider-Verse), Jacques Salomon, Giorgio Spalletta, French Carlomagno, Roberta Ingranata, and Alberto Locatelli, colorists Arianna Consonni, Francesco Segala, Mattia Iacono, and Natalia Nesterenkko, and letterer Ed Dukeshire for the final volume of Magic!
Collects Magic #21-25.

Magic: The Gathering Vol. 5

Preview: Magic Planeswalker: Notorious #1

Magic Planeswalker: Notorious #1

(W) Cullen Bunn, Rich Douek (A) French Carlomagno, Carlos Pedro (CA) Jahnoy Lindsay
In Shops: Aug 23, 2023
SRP: $7.99

Two of the most popular Planeswalkers in Magic: The Gathering history- fan favorite vampire Sorin Markov and the incomparable necromancer Liliana Vess, come together for a team-up that’s not to be missed!

On a mysterious, unnamed plane, the two must work together to prevent a diabolical figure from unleashing hell on not only the residents of their plane of imprisonment… but other planes as well.

Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Basilisk) brings his love for Magic to the page alongside a story featuring the incomparably mysterious Planeswalkers Oko and Calix by acclaimed writer Rich Douek (Breath of Shadows) and artists French Carlomagno (The Dead Lucky) and Carlos Pedro (Elephantmen 2260)!

Magic Planeswalker: Notorious #1

Sorin and Liliana Team Up in Your First Look at Magic Planeswalkers: Notorious #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Magic Planeswalkers: Notorious #1. The prolific and award-winning author, and Magic: The Gathering superfan, Cullen Bunn brings his love for Magic to the page alongside a story by acclaimed writer Rich Douek, with artists French Carlomagno and Carlos Pedro, colorists Mattia Iacono, Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in the 40-page one-shot, hitting shelves August 23, 2023!

Two of the most popular Planeswalkers in Magic: The Gathering history—fan favorite vampire Sorin Markov and the incomparable necromancer Liliana Vess—come together for a team-up that’s not to be missed! On a strange, unnamed plane, the two must work together to prevent a diabolical figure from unleashing hell across the Multiverse.

Meanwhile, two of the most mysterious of the Planeswalkers, Oko and Calix, cross paths elsewhere on another plane…

Magic Planeswalkers: Notorious #1 features a main connecting cover by Jahnoy Lindsay and variant connecting cover by Frany that connect to Magic Planeswalkers: Noble #1, and additional variant cover art by Justine Florentino.

Magic Planeswalkers: Notorious #1

Dungeons & Dragons is Back in a Big Way at Gen Con 2023!

D&D Live: A Giant-Size Adventure

Dungeons & Dragons roars into Indianapolis with a host of play opportunities and activities planned at Gen Con from August 3 to 6! If you’re attending, get your adventuring gear polished up and delve into the fun with us!

Check out everything D&D has planned below –  from a star-studded live game DMed by Brennan Lee Mulligan to food trucks, movie showings, cosplay, panels, and more!

D&D Live: A Giant-Size Adventure

  • Saturday, August 5
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Doors at 5:30 PM)
    Indiana Roof Ballroom
    Also streaming live on twitch.tv/dnd

Dungeon Master Brennan Lee Mulligan will spin a grand tale alongside players Erika Ishii, Gabe Hicks, Dael Kingsmill, Luis Carazo, and D&D’s own Jeremy Crawford as they take on an adventure of humungous proportions! Watch out for giant feet stomping down previewing content from the forthcoming D&D book Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants.

Tickets for this evening live play show are sold out, but you can watch at home if the internet pipeline spells we’re casting work from the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Beadle & Grimm’s Faster, Purple Worm! Kill! Kill! Live Show

  • Thursday, 12:00 PM EDT
    Westin : Grand V

Four intrepid 1st-level characters go up against an epic Dungeons & Dragons monster on an unpredictable journey to meet their heroic demise. The show’s Host and live musician add to the fun of this soon-to-be-TV show. Come and witness the first-ever Gen Con and Wizards of the Coast live show of “Faster, Purple Worm! Kill! Kill!” —and leave your notions of “the heroes always win” at the door. Q&A with cast to follow!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES MOVIE NIGHTS

  • Dates/Times: Thursday through Sunday, 8:00 PM (Doors at 7:30 PM) – 10:15 PM
    Location: Regal UA Circle Centre

Whether you want to relive the magic or want to see it for the first time, join us for a special complimentary showing! Free popcorn & drinks, special guests, and an evening of fun awaits!

D&D Store by Baldman Games

  • All weekend long (exhibit hall hours)
    Exhibit Hall, Booth 2801
    Indiana Convention Center

Baldman Games has a D&D store with tons of great products, and two special offers! Early sales of Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants will be allocated daily–get the physical book here first! In addition, if you show proof during the show date (Aug. 3-6) that you preordered a future book title on D&D Beyond, you’ll receive free set of dice as a bonus gift! (Offer available once per account. While supplies last.


There’s all sorts of panels happening with our D&D staff! You can view the panel list here.

D&D RULES REVISION UPDATE

Join the D&D team as they give an update on the 2024 rules revision playtest, answer some commonly asked questions, and discuss what’s around the corner!

Date/Time: Friday, 11:00 AM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 145
Panelists: Jeremy Crawford (lead), Chris Perkins, Amy Dallen (moderator)
Notes: Player’s Handbook rules discussion, mailbag-style Q&A

THE DECK OF MANY THINGS D&D PRODUCT PREVIEW

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming title, to be released in 2023.

Date/Time: Friday, 2:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Jason Tondro (lead), James Wyatt, Makenzie De Armas, LaTia Jacquise (moderator)
Notes: Heavy on visuals, poster giveaway

D&D WITH KIDS

D&D is for everyone, and more families are playing the game than ever before! Learn from experts in kid-focused D&D play on how to make your experiences with kids exciting and memorable!

Date/Time: Friday, 4:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: LaTia Jacquise (moderator/lead), Chris Lindsay, Gabe Hicks (external), Gwen Marshall (external)
Notes: Small number of slides, educator program/curriculum CTA

PLANESCAPE: ADVENTURES IN THE MULTIVERSE D&D PRODUCT PREVIEW

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming title, to be released in 2023.

Date/Time: Saturday, 2:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Wes Schneider (lead), Justice Arman, Jeremy Crawford, LaTia Jacquise (moderator)
Notes: Heavy on visuals, poster giveaway

D&D DUNGEON MASTERING TIPS & TRICKS

Learn some best practices from Dungeon Masters at Wizards of the Coast! Also great for new DMs – learn where to start, resources available, and best beginner D&D adventures!

Date/Time: Saturday, 4:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Chris Perkins (lead), James Wyatt, Makenzie De Armas
Notes: Derived from Perkins’s DM panel from SDCC, includes discussion of the 2024 DMG

If Magic: The Gathering is more your thing, check out these panels as well!

AMA WITH GAVIN VERHEY

What was the inspiration for Battle Cards? Will Fiblthp ever be totally found? Questions like these will be answered by Magic: The Gathering’s Principal Game Designer, Gavin Verhey!

Date/Time: Thursday, 3:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Gavin Verhey (lead)
Notes: Gavin to take live questions from the audience

MAGIC AT 30: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE WORLD’S BEST TRADING CARD GAME

The world’s best trading card game is officially 30! Join your favorite Wizards as we reveal the future of Magic, including new worlds, partnerships, and innovations to drive the next 30 years.

Date/Time: Saturday, 3:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Jess Lanzillo, Mark Rosewater, Ian Adams, Athena Froelich
Notes: Previews for upcoming releases into 2024

Wizards of the Cones Food Truck

  • Thursday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Gen Con Block Party, South Street

Enjoy cool icy treats on hot Indianapolis days at our first-ever food truck! You’ll find ice cream recipes inspired by D&D and Magic: The Gathering characters, with proceeds from sales benefitting The Trevor Project! Look for a coupon in the Gen Con coupon book as well!

Gen Con Costume Contest Sponsor

  • Saturday, August 5
    4:00 PM
    Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom

Wizards of the Coast is proud to sponsor the iconic 37th Annual Gen Con Costume Contest this year! There will be a special category and awards for Wizards-branded characters and monsters. While tickets to the contest are sold out, you may still be able to attend. Alternatively, watch (or join in) the Costume Parade happening throughout the show. More details here.

D&D Play by Baldman Games

  • All weekend long (Thursday – Sunday)
    JW Marriott, Griffin Hall (most D&D play)
    Indiana Convention Center, Hall C (demo D&D)

Many D&D events are on offer all weekend long from our organizer partner! Most games are 2-4 hours and include the latest Adventurers League adventures as well as a special first-look play of Giants of the Star Forge, an adventure using material from Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants! Adventures for all skill levels are available, including a short learn-to-play demo in Hall C.

In addition, check out the play area in the JW Marriott to see the list of D&D staff signing books during the weekend!

Can’t play in person at Gen Con? No sweat! There are D&D games you can play as part of Gen Con Online. Sign up here.

Preview: Magic: Soul and Stone

Magic: Soul and Stone

(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Kath Lobo, Lea Caballero, Giuseppe Cafaro, Nori Retherford, Jacques Salomon, Michael Shelfer (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
In Shops: Jul 05, 2023
SRP: $24.99

In this deluxe hardcover collection, experience two standalone tales each spotlighting a beloved Magic: The Gathering character. First, delve into Ajani Goldmane’s past adventures and uncover stunning surprises, including what happened when the steadfast, valiant protector faced threats beyond his capabilities!

Meanwhile, Nahiri has protected her home plane of Zendikar for centuries, her ruthlessness and power kept in check by a strong sense of justice. But a new challenge awaits that may change the way the Multiverse perceives her…

Nebula, Hugo, Locus, and Alex Award-winning novelist Seanan McGuire (Ghost-Spider) returns to the world of Magic: The Gathering with artists Kath Lobo (Go Go Power Rangers), Jacques Salomon (Lovecraft: Unknown Kadath), Giuseppe Cafaro (Red Sonja), Lea Caballero (Just Beyond), and Michael Shelfer (The Vampire Slayer) to bring Ajani Goldmane and Nahiri the Lithomancer to comics!

Collects Magic: Ajani Goldmane #1 and Magic: Nahiri the Lithomancer #1.

Magic: Soul and Stone

More Planeswalkers Team-Ups Happening at BOOM! this Summer

The prolific and award-winning author, and Magic: The Gathering superfan, Cullen Bunn brings his love for Magic to the page alongside a story by acclaimed writer Rich Douek, with artists French Carlomagno and Carlos Pedro in the 40-page one-shot Magic Planeswalkers: Notorious #1 from BOOM! Studios, hitting shelves August 23, 2023!

Two of the most popular Planeswalkers in Magic: The Gathering history–fan favorite vampire Sorin Markov and the incomparable necromancer Liliana Vess, come together for a team-up that’s not to be missed! On a mysterious, unnamed plane, the two must work together to prevent a diabolical figure from unleashing hell across the multiverse.

Meanwhile, two of the most mysterious of the Planeswalkers, Oko and Calix, cross paths elsewhere on another plane…

Magic Planeswalkers: Notorious #1 features a main cover by Jahnoy Lindsay, and variant covers by Frany and Justine Florentino.

Preview: Magic #25

Magic #25

(W) Jed MacKay, Rich Douek (A) French Carlomagno

Nicol Bolas, endowed with godlike powers, is ready to take back the Multiverse.

At the edge of existence, our Planeswalkers are discordant, overpowered, and unprepared.

Their only hope? Outnumbering the dragon… with more Planeswalkers packed onto the page than ever before!

Simultaneously, the spectral voice haunting Jace is revealed, with a secret weapon that Jace must wield, if he can…

Magic #25

D&D Direct reveals new games, collectibles, toys, and more!

Wizards of the Coast held their D&D Direct 2023 Showcase today focusing on things spinning out of Dungeons & Dragons. During the presentation, Wizards of the Coast announced new partnerships that expand the breadth of the D&D brand from digital games to physical collectibles from top toy manufacturers Hasbro and WizKids. The first of these new partnerships is with Minecraft and the launch of a new Minecraft D&D DLC, available on the Minecraft Marketplace Spring 2023!

In this new Minecraft D&D DLC, players choose among classes like barbarian or wizard and explore five iconic Forgotten Realms locations such as Candlekeep and Icewind Dale while defeating classic baddies like beholders, mimics, mindflayers and, of course, dragons! This new, original adventure allows players to customize their characters’ stats and roll 20-sided dice to determine how to proceed in fully-voiced dialogue. Play with friends and get a unique D&D experience in the world of Minecraft.

Hasbro is all in on D&D and has been creating amazing figures fans will love. Not only are there the previously announced Dicelings and 6” figures of the characters from Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and the classic D&D cartoon, but Hasbro showed off the Golden Archive releases of the Xanathar, an owlbear, and the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves displacer beast.

For Magic fans, Wizards also announced a special Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Secret Lair drop for Magic: The Gathering. This pack features six cards based on the characters of the film including Edgin, Larcenous Lutenist; Forge, Neverwinter Charlatan; and Holga, Relentless Rager all bearing the likeness of the actor playing the role. Pre-orders for Secret Lair x Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves are open today!

The writing of R.A. Salvatore in the Legend of Drizzt has become synonymous with many D&D fans’ vision of the Forgotten Realms. With the release of Dao of Drizzt this fall and the upcoming conclusion to the latest trilogy featuring the drow ranger, Lolth’s Warrior, Salvatore looked back on the character that has meant so much to fans. Wizards’ partners at Gearbox Publishing and Cryptic Studios have teamed up with Salvatore to create Menzoberranzan, the 25th expansion for the popular MMO NeverwinterThe new expansion is available now on PC, Xbox, and Playstation, and lets players explore the dangerous city for the first time in the game.

WizKids has brought to life hundreds of D&D creatures over the years but none as gruesome – or adorable – as the D&D Replicas of the Realms they introduced during D&D Direct. The mimic may look like a treasure chest on the outside, but its purple tongue and vicious teeth will make any adventurer lose their lunch, and their hands, pretty quickly. The 20-inch-tall mimic is no match for the cuteness of the 11” baby owlbear figure with its “puppy dog” eyes.

D&D Direct rounded out with details on the upcoming documentary from Joe Manganiello celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the game in 2024. Chris Perkins and Jeremy Crawford from the D&D studio also dropped hints at what’s to come with previews of upcoming books, story hooks involving fan-favorite characters and villains, and a deeper look at pre-alpha gameplay footage from the D&D virtual tabletop (VTT) that’s currently in development at Wizards of the Coast.

Godlike Powers and Mysteries Revealed in Your First Look at Magic #25

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Magic #25, the final issue from acclaimed comics writers Jed MacKay and Rich Douek, artists French Carlomagno and Roberta Ingranata, colorists Mattia Iacono and Arianna Consonni of Arancia Studio, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, about a series of mysteries plaguing fan-favorite planeswalkers all over the Multiverse, available on April 5, 2023.

In the epic conclusion to the longest continuous Magic: The Gathering comic series, Nicol Bolas, endowed with godlike powers, is ready to take back the Multiverse. At the edge of existence, our Planeswalkers are discordant, overpowered, and unprepared. Their only hope? Outnumbering the dragon… with more Planeswalkers packed onto the page than ever before! Simultaneously, the spectral voice haunting Jace is revealed, with a secret weapon that Jace must wield, if he can…

Magic#25 features main cover art by acclaimed artist Miguel Mercado, a polybagged Secret Planeswalker Variant Cover by Breno Tamura, and a variant by Junggeun Yoon.

Magic#25
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