First Look at MAGIC: THE HIDDEN PLANESWALKER #1

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Liliana Returns with New Ally in Your First Look at MAGIC: THE HIDDEN PLANESWALKER #1 

Discover a Mysterious Planeswalker with the Power to Save or Destroy Entire Planes in April 2022

BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and in partnership with Wizards of the Coast LLC, announced today a first look at MAGIC: THE HIDDEN PLANESWALKER #1, the first issue in a brand new four-issue comic book series from comic book and screenwriter Mairghread Scott (Transformers, Guardians of the Galaxy), artist Fabiana Mascolo (Firefly: Brand New ‘Verse), colorist Francesco Segala (All-New Firefly) with Gloria Martinelli, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, about the deadly Liliana Vess and the hidden planeswalker she discovers who will change the fate of the entire multiverse forever, available in April 2022.

While our heroes have many dangers to face throughout the multiverse, the powerful Necromancer Liliana Vess returns to her new home as a professor at the greatest college of magic in the Multiverse. But she doesn’t return alone. Sensing the presence of a distant planeswalker calling for help… one with the power to save, or destroy, entire planes, puts her on a collision course with the diabolical machinations of the Tezzeret, the Master of Metal…

MAGIC: THE HIDDEN PLANESWALKER #1 features main cover art by acclaimed artist Karen S. Darboe (Noir is the New Black) as well as a set of connecting variant cover art by award-winning illustrator Miguel Mercado (Mighty Morphin, Power Rangers), and variant covers by star artists Awanqi (Good Asian), Yanick Paquette (Wonder Woman), and Junggeun Yoon (Spider-Woman).

MAGIC is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Basilisk by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; and the upcoming Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano and Alice Ever After by Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; and Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino.

Print copies of MAGIC: THE HIDDEN PLANESWALKER #1 will be available for sale on April 20, 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.  

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