It doesn't take much for an apocalypse to creep up on an unsuspecting populace. In fact, there's probably one creeping up on us right now, but the thing is, we don't have forbidden magic to save us. Marc Silvestri and Sumeyye Kesgin plan to change that in Rise of the Magi, presenting us with a new ongoing 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 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 that there truly is no honor among thieves.
“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.”
Rise of the Magi #0 will be available on Free Comic Book Day on May 2 for readers looking for a head start on all the action. The adventure continues in Rise of the Magi #1, which will be available on May 21 for $3.50. Cover A with art by Silvestri can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140483. Cover B with art by Stjepan Sejic can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140484. Cover C with art by Kesgin can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140485. Cover D (retail incentive) with art by Silvestri will be available to pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140486.
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