Card Game MAGIC: THE GATHERING Returns to Comics at IDW

MAGIC: THE GATHERING Returns to Comics

Magic: The Gathering, the original trading card game first introduced in 1993, is making a return to comic books this December with a new four-issue miniseries from IDW. The series was first announced in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, with further details announced Thursday afternoon.

The creative team for the series is writer Matt Forbeck, who has a games background with credits including developing The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game, and newcomer artist Martín Cóccolo. Select issue of the series will contain playable cards exclusive to the comic, and the first story will, according to IDW's official statement, "focus on a unique, new Planeswalker, a powerful mage with the ability to travel between worlds in the Magic Multiverse."

Previously, both Dark Horse and Valiant Comics published Magic: The Gathering comic books, but this marks the first time the game has been represented in the medium in more than a decade. The comic represents a further extension of IDW's licensing agreement with Hasbro, as they've also published a Dungeons & Dragons comic book since last year.

Magic: The Gathering has made news online this week due to a controversial post on tech blog Gizmodo where intern Alyssa Bereznak gave a negative portryal of two dates with world champion player Jon Finkel, whom she met through dating site OkCupid.

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