Featuring the origin stories of Beauregard Lionett and Caduceus Clay
After diving into the backstories of Jester Lavorre, Caleb Widogast, Yasha Nydoorin, Fjord Stone, Nott the Brave, and Mollymauk Tealeaf in the Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins graphic novels, Dark Horse Books and Critical Role present the final two origin stories with Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—Beauregard Lionett and Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—Caduceus Clay.
Enter the world of the Cobalt Soul in Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—Beauregard Lionett. Despite her origins with a “traditional” family, Beauregard Lionett’s penchant for troublemaking was legendary. Outraged by her criminal activity, Beau’s father arranged for her to be kidnapped and turned over to the order of monks known as the Cobalt Soul for some much-needed discipline and direction. But the direction Beau takes–toward the Mighty Nein–isn’t what anyone anticipated.
Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, and Mae Catt write Beauregard’s backstory, with art by Guilherme Balbi (Avatar: The High Ground Volume 1), colors by Diana Sousa, and letters by Ariana Maher, with Balbi and Sousa illustrating the cover.
Last but certainly not least, the final member of the Mighty Nein to receive his own graphic novel is Caudecus Clay in Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—Caduceus Clay. Generations of the Clay family have tended to the careful rituals in the Blooming Grove. But when corruption begins to creep in on their sacred space, the Clays depart one by one to seek answers. Soon young Caduceus and Clarabelle are the only ones left, and when a dangerous burial quest falls to Caduceus, he must leave the Grove to do the family’s work.
Matthew Mercer, Taliesin Jaffe, and Kendra Wells (Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas) write the graphic novel, with art by Selina Espiritu (Critical Role: the Mighty Nein Origins—Caleb Widogast, Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—Fjord Stone), colors by Eren Angiolini, letters by Ariana Maher, with cover art by Gus Allen and Angiolini.
Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—Beauregard Lionett HC will be available in bookstores April 30, 2024 and in comic shops May 1, 2024. It is now available to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and bookstore for $17.99.
Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—Caduceus Clay HC will be available in bookstores June 4, 2024 and in comic shops June 5, 2025. It is now available to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and bookstore for $17.99.
Praise for Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins:
“Critical Role fans will leap at this opportunity to delve further into the background of their favourite characters, whilst newcomers looking for a jumping on point will find this a welcome read.” –The Turnaround Blog
“With breathtaking art and gripping storytelling, this graphic novel is a must-have for fans of the hit web series and anyone who loves immersive fantasy worlds. Discover the secrets of Mollymauk’s past and embark on an unforgettable journey that will keep you hooked until the very last page.”–Comicon
“Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast is an excellent adaptation of Caleb’s backstory and comes to us from some very talented creators.” –Gate Crashers
About Critical Role
Critical Role is one of the fastest growing independent media companies in the world, starting as a roleplaying game between friends and evolving into a new kind of organization dedicated to storytelling, community and imagination. As Critical Role continues to expand the unique universe it has created, with complex stories set in an ever-evolving world, it also continues to create more ways for fans to experience the brand, including both fiction and nonfiction books on the New York Times Best Sellers list, comic books, graphic novels, collectibles, tabletop and roleplaying games, podcasts, live events, and a critically-acclaimed animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina, airing exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Additionally, Critical Role has launched two major initiatives: an official 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Critical Role Foundation (CRF), and a tabletop game publishing company, Darrington Press. With an original cast of award-winning veteran voice actors who are also co-founders of the company, including Matthew Mercer, Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Laura Bailey and Liam O’Brien, Critical Role is committed to ensuring anyone can discover its stories, characters and community. For more information on Critical Role go to www.critrole.com.