BOOM! Studios has licensed powerhouse game property Magic: The Gathering for comics in a deal with Wizards of the Coast parent Hasbro, the company announced.  BOOM! has had success with licensed comics, including Power Rangers, which was acquired by Hasbro in 2018. It is at least the fourth publisher of comics based on the property.  The most recent was IDW Publishing, which acquired the license in 2011 (see “IDW Launching ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Comic”), and was still publishing comics under the license as recently as 2018 (see “Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar Headlines ‘Magic’ Comic”).  Back in the last century, Dark Horse Comics and Acclaim also published Magic: The Gathering comics.

The first BOOM! Magic: The Gathering series will be Magic, written by Jed MacKay (Black Cat) with art by Ig Guara (Ghost-Spider), which launches in April.

The story follows Guildmasters Ral Zarek, Vraska, and Kaya as coordinated assassination attempts on all three leave Jace Beleren’s life in the balance, leading the three to infiltrate the plane of Zendikar in a tenous alliance to uncover why the assassination targets have all been Planeswalkers.

BOOM! is packaging the story with a raft of covers, including the A cover by Matteo Scalera; variant covers by Guara, InHyuk Lee and Yunggeun Yoon; and Hidden Planeswalker variants covers by Miguel Mercado, Taj Tenfold, and Magdalena Pagowska, featuring characters Liliana Vess, Kaya the Ghost Assassin, and Sorin Markov.

The first issue will also be sold in a Magic Pack, including an exclusive Magic Pack variant by Mirka Andolfo, the A cover, a randomly inserted Hidden Planeswalker variant, and the Black blank sketch cover.

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