There are dead bodies in the Brakebills library and tensions are rising fast. With just two issues left in The Magicians from BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint, relations between traditional magicians and hedge witches are at an all-time low, which is quite a feat considering how much they hate each other in Lev Grossman‘s best-selling series. Today, The Beat can reveal an exclusive first look at The Magicians #4, the penultimate issue in this all-new story featuring a whole new generation of magical practitioners and rule breakers.

Written by Lilah Sturges and illustrated by Plus Bak, with colors by Gabriel Cassata and letters by Mike FiorentinoThe Magicians #4 reveals that everyone at Brakebills have some big problems to face, lest their future be riddled with darkness.

After discovering carnage in the midst of the Brakebills library, it’s clear that there is something much bigger at hand than the rivalry between the hedge witches and the traditional magicians. Someone, or something sinister is at work, and Dean Fogg will finally have to reveal the truth behind opening the doors of Brakebills to the hedges… and what it means for their future.

The Magicians #4 features a main cover by artist Qistina Khalidah, along with a tarot card variant cover by artist Alexa Sharpe (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The issue hits shelves February 5, 2020; you can currently pre-order from your local comic shop with Diamond Code DEC191272, or pick it up digitally next month.

Check out both covers and a five-page preview below. For more info, visit boom-studios.com.

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