What better way is there for a Magic: The Gathering fan to kick off the year than with a brand-new art book from VIZ Media? VIZ is set to release Art of Magic: The Gathering – Ravnica on January 1, expanding their already vast collection of art books from their partnership with Wizards of the Coast. VIZ Media passed along the following statement regarding the upcoming release:

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA is the seventh installment in VIZ Media’s series of hardcover editions that each depict the incredible artwork, lore, and characters of the imaginative worlds of Magic: The Gathering®. The title debuts in January alongside the eagerly anticipated Ravnica deck release. THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA carries a print MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $53.99 CAN.

Written by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA takes readers on a fantastic journey through the City of Ravnica, a metropolis so vast that its name has long become synonymous with the entire plane. An eternity of winding streets, dark alleys, towering structures, and rubble-strewn ruins make up the world of Ravnica. The social and political framework of the world is defined by ten guilds, each with its own distinct identity, values, and priorities. Though the guilds constantly vie among themselves for power, no single one has ever succeeded in seizing total control of the plane, as they have a natural tendency to keep each other in check—and now it’s time to choose your place in this world. In these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®, you’ll learn the deepest secrets of the guilds and the plots unfolding in their ranks.

“The sprawling city of Ravnica and its inhabitants are showcased in VIZ Media’s newest art book series featuring the planes of Magic: The Gathering,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “Artwork for Ravnica depicts the machinations of the guilds vying for power as well as the creatures, characters, and historical lore.”

Throughout its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has tens of millions of fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

VIZ Media’s catalog of MAGIC: THE GATHERING titles includes the recent release of MAGIC: THE GATHERING—CONCEPTS & LEGENDS, a hardcover volume that offers a detailed examination of the planes, mythos and in-world history of Magic: The Gathering. VIZ Media’s THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING series includes THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—DOMINARIA, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—IXALAN, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—KALADESH, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—INNISTRAD, and THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—ZENDIKAR. Each hardcover edition contains specially curated collections of plane-specific illustrations from Wizards of the Coast’s popular strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering

For additional information on THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.