Magic: The Gathering - Chandra
|Publication period||December 12, 2018 - TBA|
|Number of issues||TBA|
|Character(s)||Chandra Nalaar, Ajani Goldmane, Tibalt|
Publishing background[edit | edit source]
One of IDW's goals with this series is to offer a clean gateway into the Magic universe for readers who aren't necessarily familiar with the 25 years of existing lore. This series is billed as a "fresh start" for the franchise with "an all-new approach to storytelling". The new series isn't connected to IDW's previous Magic comic from 2014. It will focus a great deal on the fundamental link between Planeswalkers and the magic they wield; how their mental, emotional, and physical states can effect how they manifest their magic.
Volume 1[edit | edit source]
Blurbs[edit | edit source]
An adventurous Planeswalker and powerful pyromancer, Chandra Nalaar has seen much in her time — but she had never experienced such tragedy before. In the wake of a devastating loss, Chandra is striking out on her own, determined to prove — to her family and to herself — that next time she’ll be prepared. But when faced with threats both old and new, will she be able to overcome her grief in time to survive? And who is that familiar face lurking in the shadows?
In the wake of tragedy, Planeswalker and pyromancer Chandra Nalaar strikes out on her own, looking for new challenges and seeking justice. From the towers of Ravnica to the graveyards of Innistrad and beyond, she'll find plenty of the former. The justice she'll have to make for herself.
Story[edit | edit source]
Chandra is struggling to come to terms with what she has just experienced. The story is picking up on threads created by the card game and its story, but the comic follow Chandra’s journey — especially her emotional journey — with greater depth and breadth. We’ll follow Chandra across planes and through various conflicts, and see her interactions with various other planeswalkers (e.g. Ajani Goldmane). And because the comic and card game aren’t strictly tied together, we’ll get to check in on fan-favorite planes and characters the card game may not visit anytime soon.
Volume 2[edit | edit source]
Blurb[edit | edit source]
After her latest defeat, Chandra feels broken as events of the past continue to haunt her, and a familiar foe seizes the opportunity to strike! Will Ajani’s heroic intervention be enough to help her overcome the threat and stop her from traveling farther down a self-destructive path?
Volume 3[edit | edit source]
Blurb[edit | edit source]
Tibalt’s attacks on Chandra get more personal—and closer to home—as he thrives on her anguish. Meanwhile, Ajani tries to help her make peace with the events of her past, but will Chandra’s outrage be enough to overcome the devilish Planeswalker’s empathic onslaught?
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References[edit | edit source]
- IDW Publishing (August 8, 2018). "New Magic: The Gathering Comic Celebrates The Franchise's 25th Anniversary", IGN.com
- IDW Publishing (August 8, 2018). "New MAGIC: THE GATHERING Comic Book Series Launches This Fall"
- Jeff Spry (November 30, 2018), "IDW Casts A Potent Spell In Our Exclusive Look At New M agic: The Gathering Series", SyFY.com
- Jamie Lovertt (August 8, 2018). "'Magic: The Gathering' Returns to Comics in November". Comicbook.com
- Wizards of the Coast. (December 5, 2018.) “Magic: The Gathering - Chandra #1 Preview”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.