Image Comics has a new new dark fantasy series from Marc Silvestri titled “Rise of the Magi”, and the story will kick off with a #0 issue on Free Comic Book Day 2014. The book follows Asa Stonethrow as he tries to hunt down the person who stole the powerful black sphere that contains all the magic in the world. Unfortunately, the mysterious Magi are released, and now it’s up to the wizards and warriors to stop them.
Official Press Release:
The world as we know it is at risk because the world we don’t see—the one that makes ours possible—is on the brink of destruction. From Top Cow Productions, Image Comics founder and partner Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, WITCHBLADE, CYBER FORCE) and artist Sumeyye Kesgin present a new ongoing fantasy adventure series set in both the worlds—magical and mundane—in which we live.
A small black sphere contains all the magic that exists—past, present, and future. Without it, two worlds would not survive. But someone has done the unimaginable: stolen a piece of the sphere and fled from the world of magic into the world of man.
Now only the very common Asa Stonethrow can find him. Asa thought saving two worlds was great enough a burden… until he meets a girl.
“The unfamiliar, the uncomfortable, and the things that scare us are what make us grow as people,” said Silvestri. “It’s safe then to say that in Rise of the Magi, Asa and a cast of characters both strange and familiar, will be doing a lot of growing.”
The Magi are awake and they are legion, and only seven magicians, sorcerers, thieves, and killers can stop them. But as Asa will soon find out that there truly is no honor among thieves.
RISE OF THE MAGI #0 will be available on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on May 2 for readers looking for a head start on all the action. The adventure continues in RISE OF THE MAGI #1, which will be available on May 21 for $3.50.
Cover A with art by Marc Silvestri can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140483. Cover B with art by Stjepan Sejic can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140484. Cover C with art by Sumeyye Kesgin can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140485. Cover D (retail incentive) with art by Marc Silvestri will be available to pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140486.