Magic #1 Out Today!

The first issue of the Magic: The Gathering comic book I’m writing for IDW hits stores today. Be sure to hustle down to your local comic shop to grab yourself a copy, which comes with a playable, alternate-art card for the bestselling Magic: The Gathering collectible card game, on which the comic is based.

If you don’t want/need the card or just prefer your comics in a less tangible format, you can also order the comic through comiXology and download it immediately. You can then read it through your web browser or on your iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire device.

I’m thrilled to be involved with this book. I’ve known about Magic since before it was published back in 1993, and I’ve watched it grow into a global phenomenon. I’ve also been pals with the folks at IDW since they were all back with WildStorm Productions in the day, and it’s wonderful to be working with them on comics again.

To top it all off, the art team on this book is amazing. Martin Cóccolo‘s pencils and inks make the book even better than it looked in my head when I was writing it, and J. Edwin Stevens‘s color bring it all to stunning life. Big thanks also to my editors at IDW — Carlos Guzman, John Barber, and Denton Tipton — for juggling all three of us plus Wizards of the Coast to make this the best book it can be.

As a taste, I’ve embedded a free preview of the first several pages of the book for you to check out.