Critical Role continues to expand their stories into comics with The Tales Of Exandria, the newest story which will focus on the non-player characters that are brought to life by Dungeon Master Matt Mercer. Mercer has the immensely difficult job of building the world that the characters explore and a huge part of this is embodying the characters that exist within that world.
Mercer has created an unending number of NPCs, many of whom Critters and the cast of Critical Role have fallen in love with. Now, Critters will get the chance to learn more about these characters who are often only touched upon during Critical Role.
CRITICAL ROLE THE TALES OF EXANDRIA #1
In the upcoming comic mini-series The Tales Of Exandria fans will get to explore the world of Exandria that Mercer has created through the stories of the characters that Mercer plays. The Tales Of Exandria is a mini-series that will focus on different non-player characters from Exandria with The Tales Of Exandria #1 focusing on Leylas aka The Bright Queen, the leader of the Kryn Dynasty.
Leylas has spent multiple lives in her pursuit to assemble the Luxon. With her eternal lover Quana at her side, she will stop at nothing to use its power to bring a Golden Age to the people under her rule. When what seems to be the final piece of the Luxon appears nearby, Leylas sends Quana to collect it… with consequences that may threaten the entire Kryn Dynasty!
Check out the title of The Tales Of Exandria #1 below.
The Tales of Exandria is a four-part mini-series written by Eisner Award winner Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird) and is illustrated by CoupleofKooks, with covers by Helen Mask and creative consultation by none other than Matt Mercer. The Tales Of Exandria #1 will be available March 17, 2021 with the following issues releasing bi-monthly.
Critters will not only get to explore Exandria through this upcoming series, but the Mighty Nein Origins graphic novels as well. The Mighty Nein Origins will explore the members of the Mighty Nein before they became a part of the adventuring party. The first two characters that will have graphic novels focusing on their back story are Jester Lavorre and Caleb Widogast. The Mighty Nein Origins: Jester Lavorre will be released June 16, 2021 with The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast following shortly after, being released July 14, 2021.
Critical Role has been expanding their stories in comic form since 2017 when Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins was first announced at San Diego Comic Con. Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins shared the pre-stream adventures of Vox Machina, Critical Role’s campaign one adventuring party, and how the group came together. Vox Machina Origins has been a massive success, in 2019 Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins was Dark Horse Comic’s 6th best selling title. Vox Machina Origins Volume I and Volume II are available now. The first issue of Vox Machina Origins series III is set for release February 10, 2021.
Critical Role began as a weekly live-stream game of Dungeons & Dragons played between friends that has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. Critical Role has over 200 episodes of their flagship livestream, numerous shows created by Critical Role, multiple comic series, and an upcoming animated series The Legends Of Vox Machina that will stream on Amazon Prime.
The Tales Of Exandria hits comic shop shelves March 17, 2021. Are you excited for The Tales Of Exandria comic mini-series? Do you want to learn more about The Bright Queen? Which other NPCs do you hope are featured in The Tales Of Exandria? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.