Last year, Magic: The Gathering built up its lore to an Avengers: Endgame of its own: powerful planeswalkers from across decades of Magic sets united to fight the dread threat of the Elder Dragon Nicol Bolas, and his plot to ascend to godhood. Now, a new artbook is collecting the story and sights behind the War of the Spark—and io9 has a look inside.
Published by Viz Media and written by James Wyatt, The Art of Magic: The Gathering—War of the Spark looks back on the story and art behind Magic’s eighty-first expansion, War of the Spark, which released last year.
From walkthroughs of the elemental planes where Bolas plotted his desire to become the God-Pharoah, to the heroes that rallied across the multiverse to stop him, the book doesn’t just offer a primer to the lore behind one of Magic’s biggest story moments, but a chance to see the artwork on all the cards that helped tell that story across the expansion.
Check out a gallery from the book below—and a spread covering the mystical plane of Dominaria— making its debut here on io9!
The Art of Magic: The Gathering—War of the Spark is out now.
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