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Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce they have once again partnered with Paizo Publishing for the upcoming launch of their latest Pathfinder adventure, Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones! Crystal Frasier, best known for her work as writer, developer, and graphic designer on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games, has been tapped to serve as writer, and will be joined by artist Tom Garcia (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain, Pathfinder: Origins) for the upcoming March 2018 release.As the Pathfinders plunge into the history and mysteries below Kaer Maga-the no-holds-barred ‘City of Strangers’-Valeros plunges far deeper into the great beyond, defending his immortal soul in the courts of the dead! From Pathfinder author Crystal Frasier comes this scintillating tale of life, death, and what lingers when we’re gone.Writer Crystal Frasier says, “I’m really excited to write for mainstream comics after writing fiction and gaming material for so long. I’ve been working with these character for almost a decade, and I’m positively giddy to see them brought to life the way Tom portrays them-lively and expressive and individual. I’m especially excited to get to focus on Valeros. He ends up the butt of jokes pretty often, but he’s just a guy trying to do his best for his friends and usually feeling like he’s jumped in way over his head. I can relate to that. Now we get a chance to see what makes him tick and what makes him special beyond his sword arm, iron liver, and animal magnetism.”Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor of both the Art Institute of Seattle and New College of Florida, and pulls heavy inspiration for her work from European, Central American, and African history as well as the works of L. Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll. In her free time, Crystal reads comics, plays with her dog, and obsessively re-watches old cartoons from the 80s and 90s.“We have had incredible success publishing the Pathfinder series, as it appeals to both comic book and video game fans across the globe,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Paizo Publishing has been an amazing partner to work with these last 5 years, and we’re excited to both continue that partnership, as well as provide loyal fans with further tales of mystery and adventure set within the groundbreaking world of Pathfinder!”In 2012, Dynamite Entertainment partnered with video game publisher Paizo Publishing and made headlines across the comic and gaming industries with the news that the New Jersey had secured the rights to produce the first series of Pathfinder comics based on the massively popular RPG franchise. The first series, simply entitled Pathfinder: Dark Waters Rising launched later that same year to widespread critical-acclaim allowing for further entries into the Pathfinder universe. Subsequent story arcs and mini-series include Of Tooth and Claw, Night on the Town, City of Secrets, Hollow Mountain, Runescars, Worldscape, Goblins, and Origins.The debut issue of Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! Four art covers feature the talents of Marco Santucci (Tekken: Blood Feud, Assassin’s Creed: Uprising), Diego Galindo (Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Dog Men, Unleash), Jonathan Lau (Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman, Pathfinder: Runescars and Worldscape), and Jen Vaughn (Cartozia Tales, Adventure Time), respectively. Limited variant editions in “Black & White” and “Virgin Art” formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds.
Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1 with their local comic book retailers. Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.