Thursday, April 1, 2021

MAGIC #1 SELLS OUT

The press release follows:

Media Release — BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and in partnership with Wizards of the Coast LLC, has announced today that MAGIC #1, the premiere issue of the new original comic book series from acclaimed writer Jed MacKay (Marvel’s Black Cat), artist Ig Guara (Marvel’s Ghost-Spider), colorist Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, perfect for new readers and long-time fans, has sold out at the distributor level!

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced MAGIC #1 SECOND PRINTING, featuring brand new cover art by superstar series artist Ig Guara with colors by Tamra Bonvillain (Once & Future) and available in stores April 28, 2021.

Across the vast Multiverse, those gifted with a “spark” can tap into the raw power of Magic and travel across realms — they are Planeswalkers. When coordinated assassination attempts on Guildmasters Ral Zarek, Vraska, and Kaya rock the city of Ravnica and leave Jace Beleren’s life hanging in the balance, a fuse is lit that threatens not just these three Guilds, but the entire plane of Ravnica. Now these three must covertly infiltrate the wild plane of Zendikar and form a tenuous alliance to uncover why the targets of the assassins have all been Planeswalkers. . . which will lead them straight to one of the most enigmatic characters in Magic history!

“Record-setting sales of MAGIC #1 have absolutely blown us away with another historic launch this year,” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios. “We are so excited for even more fans to dive into this epic Multiverse of MAGIC expertly crafted by Jed, Ig, Arianna, and Ed!”

MAGIC is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; and Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; and Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino.

Print copies of MAGIC #1 FIRST PRINTING will be available on April 7, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use www.comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.