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Pathfinder Special Reviews

The Pathfinder Special arrived in stores on Wednesday. What did critics think of it? Read on and find out…

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Newsarama:8/10 “This was a fun comic that should readily appeal to any fan of the fantasy genre as it strikes a balance between adventure, humor, and character development.”

Fellowship of the Geeks: “It’s really cool to see Zub handle the characters like this, in a way that he couldn’t get away with in the main title.”

Unleash the Fanboy:5/5 “It isn’t easy to draw fast scenes with everything that is going on but Kevin Strokes does an awesome job of making sure that you understand the pace and excitement behind the scenes.”

Big Interview About Li’l Comics :)

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Bleeding Cool has posted up an interview with the creative teams working on Dynamite’s Li’l Kids Comics Event happening in January, including the Li’l Sonja one-shot comic I’m working on with artist Joel Carroll. Click on through to give it a read.

Writer’s Commentary: Pathfinder #10

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The gang at Comic Vine have posted up a page-by-page commentary I put together for the latest issue of Pathfinder. I talk a bit about the writing/pacing process, character moments, and creating a comic for fans and new readers.

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Pathfinder Comic Art Teasers

Writing the Pathfinder comic series is a blast and, with all the Samurai Jack stuff on my blog as of late, I wanted to make sure Pathfinder fans had some new material to check out as well.

Over the summer the art schedule on the series slid, but the series is back on track and the second story arc, “Of Tooth and Claw”, should be wrapping up over the next 3-4 months, with issues #9-12 and the extra-sized Pathfinder Special being released.

Here are some art sneak peeks from the 3 artists who are busting away on those issues:

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Sean Izaakse‘s storytelling is top notch. He’s taken every difficult scene I’ve written and knocked it out of the park.

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Ivan Anaya‘s dragon pencils look incredible. Can’t wait for everyone to read this big fight scene.

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Kevin Stokes work on the Pathfinder Special is drop dead gorgeous. Every page is packed with detail without muddying the expressions or storytelling. It’s amazing.

Pathfinder Special #1 Coming in Late 2013

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PATHFINDER SPECIAL #1

Price: $4.99
Writer: Jim Zub
Art: Kevin Stokes
Cover: Carlos Gomez
Page Count: 40 pages

Magnimar is a city of mythic architecture and colorful occupants. When Merisiel and Kyra decide to ‘hit the town’ and explore their new home, they end up with more trouble than they bargained for – cut throat thieves, betrayal, swashbuckling swordplay and much more are found in this super-sized story that couldn’t be contained in the regular Pathfinder series.

These Warriors Are Terrible Interview

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Over on the RPG-centric podcast These Warriors Are Terrible, Mike Dodd and I talk extensively about the Pathfinder comic, role-playing games and the inclusive world that Paizo has built. Give it a listen!

Pathfinder #7 and Pathfinder Vol. 1 In Stores Tomorrow!

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On Wednesday, the first Pathfinder collection, Dark Waters Rising, and Pathfinder #7 both arrive in comic shops across North America.

Comic Book Resources has a 5 page preview of issue #7 with art by Jake Bilbao.

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Pathfinder Vol 1 in Stores May 15th!

The first Pathfinder comic collection, Dark Waters Rising, arrives in comic shops on May 15th! I received my contributor copies the other day and thought I’d show you how spiffy they turned out.

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Dynamite did a fantastic job printing up this high quality hardcover. It’s big and durable.

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Here’s the back cover showing you all the great stuff you’ll find inside.

• Issues 1-6 of the hit series by Jim Zub and Andrew Huerta
• The exclusive, never-before printed tale, “The Last Mosswood Goblin,” by Jim Zub and Ivan Anaya
• All 31 beautiful covers by Matteo Scalera, Lucio Parrillo, Erik Jones, Tyler Walpole & Dave Dorman
• An introduction by Paizo Publisher Erik Mona
• 42 pages of encounters, characters, and world detail for the Pathfinder RPG
• An all-new, removable poster-map of the region explored in the comic

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The book is printed RPG-sized, so it’s larger than a standard comic trade paperback. Above you can see the size compared to Skullkickers Vol. 3.

The larger format really shows off the beautiful artwork by Andrew Huerta, Ivan Anaya and Jake Bilbao. The reproduction is even better than in the individual printed issues.

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And, of course, the hardcover looks great alongside the other Pathfinder RPG books.

If you haven’t had a chance to read the Pathfinder comic yet, I hope you’ll dive in with Dark Waters Rising and give it a try. It’s new reader friendly sword and sorcery adventure with great characters and big action set in the award-winning Pathfinder fantasy world.

Diamond Pathfinder Interview

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Andrew Huerta and I spoke to Diamond Distribution (North America’s largest comic distributor) and answered some questions about the upcoming Pathfinder: Dark Waters Rising collection arriving soon from Paizo and Dynamite. Click on through to check it out.

Pathfinder #6 Preview

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Comic Book Resources has a 5 page preview of Pathfinder #6, arriving in stores on Wednesday. This issue finishes off our first story arc with a big action climax. Check it out!