Dragon Age is known for its multitude of tie-in materials, which include various books that have helped add to the depth and lore of the Dragon Age universe. A new series from Dark Horse Comics, called Dragon Age: Magekiller is looking to do just that. Following the release of issue #1 in December, issue #2 hit the shelves today.
In order for this new comic series to stand out from all the others, it had to do something different. For the first time in any Dragon Age game, book, etc., we are getting our first look at the Tevinter Imperium. That alone is enough to excite hardcore fans.
Set in the capitol city of Minrathous, the Magekiller series follows Marius and Tessa – a former slave and a Navarran elite, respectively – as they found a mercenary group that specializes in hunting down and killing mages. As some may know, the Tevinter Imperium is run by a mage-controlled government, so things will probably get dicey for the protagonists before series ends.
As far as where the series fits in the overall timeline, Magekiller picks up just before the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition and issue #2 (the current one) will end with the destruction of the Conclave, the event that sets the stage for Inquisition’s main arc. The first arc of the series is said to correspond to the game, and then it will branch out into new territory afterward.
What that means is anyone’s guess, but if you’re a Dragon Age junkie, I’m sure you’ll love this series. Issues one and two are on sale now, so be sure to pick those up and keep a look out for future releases!