Dark Horse Comics has announced a Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins graphic novel collection combining four volumes.
According to ScreenRant, the new collection includes four previously released books focusing on the backstories of Jester Lavorre, Caleb Widogast, Yasha Nydoorin, and Nott the Brave, with the Fjord Stone graphic novel the only one not included. The stories feature writers Sam Maggs, Jody Houser and Cecil Castellucci with artists Hunter Severn Bonyun, Selina Espiritu, William Kirkby and Eren Angiolini contributing to the various novels. The Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins Library Edition Volume 1 she’s also adding more to her sketchbook, along with new artwork from Robynn Frauhn.
The critical role is The Mighty Nein
Critical role second campaign focused on the Adventure Party called The Mighty Nein, named in part for the outlier number of nine the group rolled in attack rolls and skill tests, as well as actor Liam O’Brien’s German accent for Caleb, along with the group’s enjoyment of hearing him pronounce the German word “nein”. During their time together, the group helped end the War of Ash and Light, stopped Lucien Tavelle from transporting Cognouza to the Material Plane, and exposed the abuse of students by Cerberus Assemblyman Trent Ikithon .
During the campaign and since then, Critical role released supplemental merchandise based on The Mighty Nein. These have ranged from dresses, miniatures, holiday ornaments, and even statues, like one by actor Jester Laura Bailey. In 2021, Dark Horse Comics started publishing its own series of The origins of Mighty Nein graphic novel, starting with Jester Lavorre. Her latest standalone looked at the backstory of Halfling Veth Brenatto and how she was transformed into the goblin Nott the Brave, with Mollymauk Tealeaf following on Feb. 14.
Critical Role is The Legend of Vox Machina
Beyond mighty Nein, Critical role enjoyed huge success with its first campaign, which included the Adventure Party Vox Machina. After a record-breaking Kickstarter to fund two animated episodes based on the campaign, Prime Video has greenlit two full seasons of The Legend of Vox Machina for its streaming service. The series follows the titular team as they battle powerful villains from their past and attempt to stop the world-ending disasters.
The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 just premiered on Prime Video, earning a similar level of praise as the first. This season follows the team as they attempt to bring down the Chroma Conclave, a band of chromatic dragons bent on bringing all of Tal’Dorei to their bidding. New episodes of the series air in batches of three every Friday.
Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins Library Edition Volume 1 released on September 13, 2023.