AJ Mendez and Aimee Garcia rolls a new Dungeons and Dragons quest for comic readers

IDW recently announced Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World, a new comics adventure co-written by New York Times bestseller and former WWE superstar AJ Mendez aka as AJ Lee (and author of Crazy is My Superpower) and actor Aimee Garcia (star of Lucifer and Dexter).

This comic series if of course based on Dungeons & Dragons, the role-playing table-top game that remains popular for nearly a half-century now. At the Spine of the World will star a cast of fresh-new characters, with a new storyline spanning four-issues. The artist is Martín Cóccolo (Magic: The Gathering, Star Trek: Year Five). The series is set for a late summer release.

In the story for At the Spine of the World, the never-ending winter’s night is slowly driving an isolated town in the depths of Icewind Dale to the brink of insanity. To save them all, a perilous journey awaits a band of adventurers as they battle a furious icy god and uncover the plot of an ancient primordial evil.

“The fantasy genre is a source of solace, love, and belonging for me, so entering the world of Dungeons & Dragons is exciting and squeal-inducing in a way that probably isn’t professionally acceptable. But it’s too late
now, IDW is stuck with me!” says Mendez in a recent PR release. “This is a prestigious and beloved title and we’re proud to join the party.”

“As a kid, I thought I could do magic. As an adult, I never stopped believing in magic. And, as an actor, I play make believe every day,” says Garcia. “Fantasy has always been a part of my life. So, I’m excited and honored to create fantastical stories of brave adventures, because in some way, if they can slay monsters and keep fighting when the odds are stacked against then, then we can keep fighting… no matter what odds are stacked against us.”

The new four-issue Dungeons & Dragons miniseries marks the second IDW comic book collaboration between AJ Mendez and Aimee Garcia, who previously stepped into the ring of the Netflix Original comedy series GLOW with the GLOW vs. The Babyface series.

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Martin Coccolo, a roleplaying game-style Character Sheet design by Max Davenport as Cover B, and two Retailer Incentive editions by Catherine Nodet and Max Davenport, respectively.

For more info, check you local comics retailer, or visit IDWPublishing.com.

Here’s some new concept art in the meantime!

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