Having read and enjoyed author Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Saga for many years, I have to admit I was pretty excited to learn it was being made into a comic from Marvel. Now my level of excitement has risen even higher with the announcement that the comic based on the second book of the series, Magician: Master, will make its debut exclusively on the Marvel Comics app.
Harvey Award-winning writer Bryan J. Glass, along with breakout artists Tim Seeley and Hugo Petrus, have adapted the story for comics. In case you’re not familiar with it, here’s bit about the comic from Marvel’s official release:
As the fate of Midkemia hangs in the balance. Now three distant friends—a magician, a warrior and a prince—must reunite for the greatest battle of their lives and possibly make the ultimate sacrifice. Can Pug, Tomas and Arutha come together to save Crydee one more time? Or will the mighty kingdom fall?
“Magician: Master is the first full-length series from Marvel to be published on the Marvel Comics app before arriving in stores,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales. “Given both Raymond E. Feist’s worldwide popularity and success of Magician: Apprentice and Riftwar, Magician: Master seemed a natural choice for our first app-exclusive series.”
Feist said, “I am both pleased and excited at having Magician: Master selected to be the first full digital exclusive series chosen by Marvel to be available on the Marvel Comics app worldwide. The creative talent involved makes me proud to see what other creative forces can do with my imaginings.”
This five part limited series will be released weekly on the Marvel Comics app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch beginning today. Check out some preview pages after the break.