A New Line of Character-Focused Graphic Novels Created in Collaboration with the Cast of Critical Role
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (November 10, 2020)—Dark Horse Comics and Critical Role are thrilled to announce Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—a brand new line of hardcover graphic novels focusing on Jester, Caleb, Fjord, Mollymauk, Yasha, Beauregard, Nott, and Caduceus. Following newly revealed stories about the heroes who would become the Mighty Nein, Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins will be launching with volumes about Jester Lavorre and Caleb Widogast!
Jester Lavorre had an unconventional upbringing, even for one born in cosmopolitan Nicodranas. Daughter of the famed Ruby of the Sea, she had many opportunities for mischief as a small child, of which she took full advantage! Dive into the mystery of Jester’s early years, her first meeting with the Traveler, and the fateful events that set her on a path to eventually join the Mighty Nein.
Written by Sam Maggs (Captain Marvel, The Unstoppable Wasp), line art by well-known Critter Hunter Severn Bonyun, colored by Cathy Le, and developed in direct consultation with Critical Role cast members Laura Bailey and Matthew Mercer, Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins: Jester Lavorre will be available everywhere books are sold June 16, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.
In Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast, Bren Aldric Ermendrud is chosen to attend the exclusive Soltryce Academy, preparing for an important future in service to the Empire. But nobody––least of all Bren himself––can foresee the cruelty he will endure, and the ways in which it will break and remake him. Witness the events that transform Bren into the Mighty Nein’s Caleb Widogast, and how they inform the path he’ll take in the future.
Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast features Critical Role alum writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things, StarCraft: Survivors), illustrated by Selina Espiritu and colors by Diana Sousa, with direction from Critical Role cast members Matthew Mercer and Liam O’Brien. This graphic novel will be available everywhere books are sold July 14, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.
The Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins line is presented in hardcover format and volumes will retail for $17.99 each.