Comic book publisher Dark Horse and role-playing webseries Critical Role have three joint projects for 2019.
On July 10th, 2019, Dark Horse and Critical Role will release Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series II #1. The six-issue series will be published digitally and in print, following the origin stories hinted at but not fully disclosed in the live-stream.
From Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Stranger Things) and first series artist Olivia Samson, with colorist MSASSYK (Isola, Gotham Academy) and letterer Ariana Maher (James Bond, Xena) comes Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series II is the sequel to Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series I.
With their first issue cover by currently-on-a-break-from-Saga Fiona Staples. The series will be collected into a trade paperback collection in summer 2020.
In Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series II, familiar faces from Critical Role’s smash-hit first campaign return as their escapades in Stilben lead them towards their next adventure—and a dire threat to Grog Strongjaw, the goliath barbarian, when he goes missing in the night. Tracking him down will see the party lose one member, gain another, and reveal parts of Grog’s secret past. But first, his friends have to actually find him.
Dark Horse and Critical Role will also release a trade paperback collection of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins series I on October 15th. Writers Matthew Mercer and Matthew Colville team with artist Olivia Samson and colorist and letterer Chris Northrop to tell the story of how Vox Machina first met. With a cover by Stjepan Šejić.
Then in late 2019, Dark Horse and Critical Role will release Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria — The Mighty Nein with a cover by Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio, a hardcover art collection containing materials presented chronologically from the first few story arcs of the Mighty Nein campaign. Featuring a wide variety of illustrations from the Critical Role fan community paired with text by cast members Liam O’Brien and Taliesin Jaffe.