Wizards of the Coast are busy pushing D&D and Magic: The Gathering closer together. There’s Strixhaven, and, of course, this month, there’s the Forgotten Realms crossover with adventures like From Cyan Depths as free downloads.
Wizards of the Coast have teamed up with BOOM! Studios for a new one-shot comic in which Magic: The Gathering villain Master of Metal Tezzeret of Esper sets off on a mission that ignites a…
… spark of events that will ripple throughout the Multiverse!
Once again, we have a planeswalker who might act as a connection between settings.
The etherium-infused mage, Tezzeret the Seeker, in search of his answer, is from Esper, that’s one of the shards of Alara from the Dominia/default multiverse setting.
The comic will be written by Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers) and illustrated by the team of Jorge Coehlo (Rocket Racoon), French Carlomagno (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Jacques Salomon (Kadath).
The synopsis for the adventure notes;
When the fate of the Multiverse is at stake, what game will the scheming Master of Metal play? Tezzeret of Esper, the cruel artificer now free from his former master Nicol Bolas, the God-Pharaoh of Amonkhet, has traveled across the Multiverse seeking the answer to a question only he knows. Once he finds it, he will manipulate anyone necessary and do whatever it takes to claim his prize… but to what end?”
Mairghread certainly seemed to be suggesting something was building, saying;
I’m thrilled to be writing in the Magic comic book universe with the new one-shot Master of Metal! If you feel a cold prickle of dread crawling up your spine, don’t worry; everything is going according to plan,”
BOOM! editor Kathleen Wisneski told the press;
Tezzeret is one of those cerebral villains who’s got plans within plans. While Mairghread and our ingenious artists take readers through just a few links in his diabolical Rube Goldberg machine, Magic readers will be amazed to see how many of Ravnica’s current misfortunes Tezzeret set in motion. Magic fans who already love to hate Tezzeret will appreciate the smart exploration of his psyche; and anyone new to MTG will understand why Tezzeret is one of the most popular characters in a vast multiverse.”
It’s been a busy few days for Magic: The Gathering with the Russo Brothers and their writing team leaving the Netflix Magic: The Gathering series with creative differences. Deadline reports that Transformers: Prime executive producer Jeff Kline now heads the project.
Magic: Master of Metal #1 will be available this November from BOOM! Studios with a retail price of $8.89.
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