Secret Origins of Planeswalker Jaya Ballard in MAGIC #6 from BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and in partnership with Wizards of the Coast LLC, revealed today a first look at MAGIC #6, the latest issue of the original comic book series from acclaimed writer Jed MacKay (Marvel’s Black Cat), artists French Carlomagno (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) and Ig Guara (Marvel’s Ghost-Spider), colorists Francesco Segala (Firefly) and Arianna Consonni (Arancia Studios), and letterer Ed Dukeshire (Once & Future), perfect for new readers and long time fans, available in September 2021.
How does the ancient past hold the key to the future of the entire Multiverse? Ral, Vraska, and Kaya have finally tracked down the being that can help them unravel the true nature of the threat they face – Jaya Ballard, one of the oldest living, and most experienced, Planeswalkers in existence. And the key to understanding lies in Jaya’s origins during the Age of Ice in Dominaria… and a threat that was neutralized but never truly eliminated.
MAGIC #6 features main cover art by acclaimed artist Qistina Khalidah (Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn) as well as variant cover art by Ig Guara, illustrators Vincenzo Riccardi (BRZRKR), E.M. Gist (Conan the Barbarian), and Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom).
MAGIC is the newest 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; Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; and Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; and Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers series from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino.
Print copies of MAGIC #6 will be available for sale on September 1, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.