Ever wonder if the world we live in is at risk? Well, it is--constantly--yet that doesn't mean there are other things we should be concerned about subverting our civilization. There are things we don't see that push the world to the brink of destruction, something that Marc Silvestri and Sumeyye Keagin plan to reveal to readers in Rise of the Magi #0 from Image Comics. And it'll be offered on Free Comic Book Day, which means more readers will get in on the secret threatening to end our world.
“The unfamiliar, the uncomfortable, and the things that scare us are what make us grow as people,” said Silvestri. “It’s safe then to say that in Rise of the Magi, Asa and a cast of characters both strange and familiar, will be doing a LOT of growing.”
A small black sphere contains all the magic that exists—past, present, and future. Without it, two worlds would not survive. But someone has done the unimaginable—stolen a piece of the sphere and fled from the world of magic into the world of man. Now only the very common Asa Stonethrow can find him. Asa thought saving two worlds was great enough a burden... until he meets a girl. The Magi are awake and they are legion, and only seven magicians, sorcerers, thieves, and killers can stop them. But as Asa will soon find out, among thieves, there is no honor.
Rise of the Magi #0 debuts on May 2 for FCBD, while Rise of the Magi #1 will hit stores later in the month. Full press release below.