- Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
- Publication Date: October 27, 2020
- Price: $19.99
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄8
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-4087-9
- EAN: 9781419740879
- Page Count: 256
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World/All
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An official guide to the most iconic legends and legendary creatures from the world of Magic: The Gathering
The world of Magic: The Gathering is home to many fantastical characters and creatures, but perhaps none so intriguing as its legends. Legendary dragons, demons, angels, goblins, vampires, merfolk, wizards, and more roam the multiverse. These characters harken back to Magic’s early history, having been introduced in one of the first Magic card sets (1994’s Legends); new legends continue to tell epic stories in lore and on the battlefield through the present day.
Magic: The Gathering: Legends showcases high-quality reproductions of the legendary card art from across the game's history—in many instances for the first time outside of the card frame—along with accompanying histories written by Jay Annelli. This collection also offers exclusive insight into the art and mythology behind some of Magic: The Gathering’s most powerful, popular, and enduring legends, including Niv-Mizzet, Emmara Tandris, Marit Lage, Sisay, Atraxa, the Eldrazi titans, Edgar Markov, Queen Marchesa, Zurgo, Pia Nalaar, Zacama, King Algenus Kenrith, Snapdax, and many, many more.
“Part artbook, part reference guide, Magic: The Gathering: Legends is a compendium of the card game’s vibrant cast of characters…If you’re interested in delving into the lore, this quick read has an overview on the story’s most iconic personalities—the perfect jumping off point.”— Forbes
About the authors
Jay Annelli is a Vorthos (lore) writer, consultant for Wizards of the Coast, and co-host of The Vorthos Cast. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., is an award-winning developer and publisher of tabletop and digital games that ignite a sense of adventure in passionate players around the globe. Best known for publishing groundbreaking fantasy franchises, MAGIC: THE GATHERING® and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS®, Wizards is dedicated to bringing together world-class talent to create unforgettable play experiences at its headquarters in Washington and studios in Austin and Montreal.