HYPE: Dark Horse Comic Series Updates & The Mighty Nein Art Book
Written by Rachel on March 11, 2019
We are elated to announce a few very special projects we have in store for 2019 with our great friends at Dark Horse Comics, including Vox Machina Origins Series II (six brand new issues available via digital AND through your favorite comic book shops!), a trade paperback edition of Vox Machina Origins Series I (our first six issues in the series, which were released in 2017-2018), and our next community art book, which will cover the early episodes of our Mighty Nein campaign. This is a massively huge update, so be sure to check out the details (and cover art!) below!
VOX MACHINA ORIGINS SERIES II
On July 10, 2019, we will release Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series II #1. The six-issue series will be available through Dark Horse Digital and for the very first time, through comic book stores. We’ll continue to follow the origin stories of Vox Machina.
VOX MACHINA ORIGINS SERIES II CREATIVE TEAM
From award-nominated writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Stranger Things) and first series artist Olivia Samson, with colorist MSASSYK (Isola, Gotham Academy) and letterer Ariana Maher (James Bond, Xena) comes Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series II. The beautiful first issue cover is by artist Fiona Staples (Saga). The series will be collected into a trade paperback collection in summer 2020.
VOX MACHINA ORIGINS SERIES II ISSUE #1 STORY DESCRIPTION: FOREVER SEARCHING FOR GROG
As Vox Machina’s escapades in Stilben lead them towards their next adventure—and a dire threat to Grog when he goes missing in the night. Tracking him down will see the party lose one member, gain another, and reveal parts of Grog’s secret past. But first, his friends have to actually find him.
VOX MACHINA ORIGINS SERIES I TRADE PAPERBACK
We’re also excited to announce that we’re releasing a trade paperback collection of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series I on October 15, 2019!
Our own Matthew Mercer and our longtime friend Matthew Colville teamed with artist extraordinaire Olivia Samson and colorist and letterer Chris Northrop to tell the story of how Vox Machina first met. Originally released through Dark Horse Digital, the Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series I paperback collection will be available for fans to purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, critrole.com, and in local comic shops!
THE CHRONICLES OF EXANDRIA: THE MIGHTY NEIN
In late 2019, we’ll release The Chronicles of Exandria: The Mighty Nein. With a stunning cover by Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio, our next art book will cover the first few story arcs of the Mighty Nein campaign. Featuring a wide variety of illustrations from the Critical Role fan community paired with text by cast members Liam O’Brien and Taliesin Jaffe, and art direction from Lauryn Ipsum, this 200-page tome retails for $39.99. We’ll have more to share about our next art book, so be sure to stay tuned to critrole.com for more information.
To each and every one of you: Thank you. Thank you for checking out our comics, supporting our INCREDIBLE art community, watching our shows, and for all of the love that you have shown us. We’re so incredibly humbled to have such an incredible opportunity to share our stories with you through comics and art books and we can’t wait to share them with you.