Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
For today's post, we wanted to do a round-up of upcoming Magic the Gathering Comics published by IDW. We realise that depending where you may reside, you might not even have the very first one in your local store yet. First though, here's an interesting blurb about MTG comic sales from Comic Book Resources -
"IDW had a strong month with "Magic the Gathering" topping the sales list for the publisher. Issue #1 sold around 28,854 units and #2 sold around 23,846 estimated units." IDW had a strong month with "Magic the Gathering" topping the sales list for the publisher. Issue #1 sold around 28,854 units and #2 sold around 23,846 estimated units. IDW has a fairly diverse lineup of properties with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles titles, the Transformers titles, the Infestation 2 crossover event and the G.I. Joe titles, as well as having a number of original properties like "Locke and Key" and "Next Men."~
One reason that the IDW Magic: the Gathering comics may be selling so well is because they come with an alternate art promotional Magic: the Gathering card.
The first issue of IDW's Magic: the Gathering comic book series featured an exclusive alternate-art Treasure Hunt, while issue two a Faithless Looting. The third issue will feature an Electrolyze, and the fourth comes with Feast of Blood.
Here's the blurb on the new series
San Diego, CA (March 9, 2012) – What happens when mystery, sorcery, different planes of existence, comic books, and trading card gaming collide? A brand-newMagic: The Gathering® miniseries, of course!Magic: The Gathering - The Spell Thief #2 (of 4)
Continuing the blockbuster success of the eponymous first series, writer Matt Forbeck and artist Martín Cóccolobring further adventures of Planeswalker Dack Fayden inMagic: The Gathering: The Spell Thief! “Dack is back!” says series writer Matt Forbeck. “And I’m thrilled that [series artist] Martin Cóccolo and I get to tell more of his story. He’s hot on the trail of Sifa Grent, the woman who destroyed his hometown, and it’s only a matter of time before the Multiverse’s greatest thief tracks her down—if he survives that long.” Forbeck laughs. “Poor Dack. He’s got a hell of a path ahead of him, one that leads through all sorts of different planes and runs him smack into a Planeswalker or two that fans of the card game should recognize.”
As spells, swords, and wits clash, an epic new tale unfolds along with a fully playable, alternate-art Magic: The Gathering card only available in each polybagged issue! Your only excuse for missing out on this series is a hatred of adventure!
Release Date : June 27, 2012
Dack Fayden barely escapes the Collector's prison... and now finds himself back on his home plane of Fiora. Forced to confront the destruction of his hometown, Dack relives the painful memories as he seeks clues that will lead him back on the trail of the malevolent Sifa Grent. Dack must find the strength within himself to carry on or his burden of guilt may prove too overwhelming for the Planeswalker thief. Special playable MAGIC: THE GATHERING card polybagged in this issue!
Magic: The Gathering: - The Spell Thief #1 (of 4)
Release Date : May 30, 2012
Planeswalker Dack Fayden has followed Sifa Grent into a mysterious plane, where a Titan's castle looms invitingly in the distance. Entering the castle in search of Sifa, Dack is soon imprisoned by the Titan and added to his vast collection. Dack must find a way out before the trail to Sifa runs cold and he remains the Titan's prisoner forever! Special playable Magic: The Gathering card polybagged in each issue!
And the rest for reference . . .
MAGIC THE GATHERING #1
Release Date : Wed, February 1st, 2012
Get ready, Magic: The Gathering fans, there's a new Planeswalker in town! In search of greater magical knowledge and on the hunt for the people who destroyed his town, Dack Fayden is the greatest thief in the Multiverse. When he gets his hands on his latest prize, though, he has no idea where it will lead him-or to who!
Issue #1 MTG Card - Treasure Hunt
MAGIC THE GATHERING #2
Release Date : Wed, February 29th, 2012
Get ready, Magic: The Gathering fans, there’s a new Planeswalker in town! On the trail of the person who destroyed his town, Dack Fayden must travel to Innistrad, a plane of savage monsters, strange transformations and sinister magic. Naturally, Dack immediately gets caught up in a vampire attack at a secluded inn.
Issue #2 MTG Card - Faithless Looting
MAGIC THE GATHERING #3
Release Date : Wed, March 28th, 2012
After last issue's fierce battle against a group of Innistrad vampires, Dack Fayden has found a new ally: young cathar Ingrid Reichert. With her help, Dack continues to track down the person who devastated his hometown. But when Dack stumbles into another vampire attack, even Ingrid's help may not be enough to get them out alive...
Issue #3 MTG Card - Feast of Blood
MAGIC THE GATHERING #4
Release Date : ?
Dack Fayden has finally caught up to the mage that destroyed his home village, but it might be too late: she has begun casting a deadly spell that will drain hundreds of their life force. And, now that Dack has arrived, he may fall prey to the same dark magic as the rest!
Issue #4 MTG Card - Electrolyze
The next set in the Duel Deck series, Venser vs. Koth is due out next month (March 30th). There is already a bit of hype about this set and we should very soon within the next few weeks have the full decklist. We suggest you stay tuned to MTG Mint Card which will have all the coolest singles from this set for pre-order.