Friday, January 31, 2014

Image Offers Rise of the Magi #0 for Free Comic Book Day


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.

RISE OF THE MAGI: A DARK FANTASY
FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 
When a piece of forbidden magic is stolen,
one boy will be the key to saving the world

The world as we know it is at risk because the world we don’t see—the one that makes ours possible—is on the brink of destruction. From Top Cow Productions, Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, WITCHBLADE, CYBER FORCE), founder and partner at Image Comics, and artist Sumeyye Kesgin present a new fantasy adventure series set in both the worlds—magical and mundane—in which we live. 

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 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.”

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 will be available on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on 5/2, followed by RISE OF THE MAGI #1 in late May.



ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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