Sponsored.  Dark Horse Comics and Critical Role are thrilled to present Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—a new line of hardcover graphic novels focusing on Jester, Caleb, Fjord, Mollymauk, Yasha, Beauregard, Nott, and Caduceus.  Following newly revealed stories about the heroes who would become the Mighty Nein, Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins has begun with volumes featuring Jester Lavorre, Caleb Widogast, and Yasha Nydoorin, with Fjord Stone coming up soon.

Jester Lavorre had an unconventional upbringing, even for one born in cosmopolitan Nicodranas.  Daughter of the famed Ruby of the Sea, she had many opportunities for mischief as a small child, of which she took full advantage!  Dive into the mystery of Jester’s early years, her first meeting with the Traveler, and the fateful events that set her on a path to eventually join the Mighty Nein.

Written by Sam Maggs (Captain Marvel, The Unstoppable Wasp), line art by well-known Critter Hunter Severn Bonyun, colored by Cathy Le, and developed in direct consultation with Critical Role cast members Laura Bailey and Matthew Mercer, Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins: Jester Lavorre is now available wherever books and comics are sold.

In Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast, Bren Aldric Ermendrud is chosen to attend the exclusive Soltryce Academy, preparing for an important future in service to the Empire.  But nobody—least of all Bren himself—can foresee the cruelty he will endure, and the ways in which it will break and remake him.  Witness the events that transform Bren into the Mighty Nein’s Caleb Widogast, and how they inform the path he’ll take in the future.

Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast features Critical Role alumna writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things, StarCraft: Survivors), art by Selina Espiritu, and colors by Diana Sousa, with direction from Critical Role cast members Matthew Mercer and Liam O’Brien.