The cult-favorite web series Critical Role is coming to comic books with a new six-issue series at Dark Horse. Debuting today, Critical Role - Vox Machina: Origins is a six-issue digital comic series by writer Matthew Colville, artist Olivia Samson, and colorist/letterer Chris Northrop.
“We saw the comic as a chance to show folks what happened in Matt’s home game, but I suggested rewinding the clock back even further - Let's tell the story of how Vox Machina met,” said Colville. “The first few issues show our heroes working alone, or as members of other adventuring groups, and not quite fitting in. As they meet each other, they slowly realize they'd all be better off working together. As is their destiny!”
Dark Horse previously published a series of Critical Role motion comics in 2012, and in 2016 Geek & Sundry published a series of webcomics.
“I grew up reading comics, with Dark Horse first capturing me with their expansive world from the Alien franchise when I was 10 years old, and I've been a massive fan ever since,” said Critical Role Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer. “To even consider that our comic series endeavor would culminate with a partnership under their umbrella would seem crazy and impossible! I am so very excited to be working with them to tell the early tales of Vox Machina, both knowing that a story so close to our hearts is in good hands, and to also be working with a company I've respected my entire life.”
Critical Role - Vox Machina: Origins is scheduled to run monthly through February 2017. No print edition has been specified.