Magic: Nahiri the Lithomancer #1 is published by BOOM! Studios, written by Seanan McGuire and illustrated by Kath Lobo.
Issue #1 is available 30th November 2022 either directly from BOOM! Studios online or from your local comic book store, digital copies will be available to download from the usual content providers.
Nahiri–also known as The Harbinger–has protected her home plane of Zendikar for centuries, her ruthlessness and terrible deeds kept in check by a strong sense of justice. But her fate is far from decided, and a new challenge awaits that may change the way the entire Multiverse perceives her…
In this special one shot issue we are introduced to Nahiri the Lithmancer who is the latest character to be introduced into the Magic multiverse. We are taken on a journey of discovery as Nahiri embarks on a soul searching adventure where she begins to find the route of her powers, Nahiri speaks to the mountains and takes energy from the rocks , the ability to utilise the ground we walk on as weapons and protection is a powerful ability to have but how can Nahiri get to grips with this new power? and how can she harness the power to her benefit and protection? A journey that is emotionally charged with moments of thought provoking, a discovery of a potential big character to enter this multiverse with the potential to completely shake things up.
I enjoyed the story and learning the origins of a new character although I can’t quite tell at the moment if we are seeing the beginnings of a new hero or villain, Seanan McGuire has expertly scripted Nahiri’s path to self discovery building a strong new character base which I would love to see more of.
Once again the illustrations of the book are magical and take you on a visual journey you would only expect from a Magic comic, each panel is visually stunning Kath Lobohas expertly captured the very essence of the story.
A good introduction of a new strong character, the writing keeps you guessing and the artwork keeps you mesmerised. Nahiri as a character has the potential to become an integral part of the universe good or bad and I can’t wait to see more.