“The Mighty Nein: An Oversized Dark Horse Collection”

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new collection of four of its Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins graphic novels, bundled together into a super-sized volume. The collection includes stories centering on the backstories of Jester Lavorre, Caleb Widogast, Yasha Nydoorin, and Nott the Brave, written by Sam Maggs, Jody Houser, and Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Hunter Severn Bonyun, Selina Espiritu, William Kirkby, and Eren Angiolini. It also includes a sketchbook and new art from Robynn Frauhn.

Critical Role is a popular web series that follows the adventures of the Adventuring Party called The Mighty Nein. The group is made up of nine members, hence the name, and they help put an end to the War of Ash and Light, stop Lucien Tavelle from transporting Cognouza to the Material Plane and expose Trent Ikithon’s abuse of students. Since the campaign, Critical Role has released supplemental merch based on The Mighty Nein, ranging from clothing, miniatures, holiday ornaments and even statues.

In 2021, Dark Horse Comics began releasing its series of The Mighty Nein Origins graphics novels, starting with Jester Lavorre. The latest standalone looked at halfling Veth Brenatto’s backstory and how she was turned into the goblin Nott the Brave, with Mollymauk Tealeaf’s following on February 14th. Beyond The Mighty Nein, Critical Role has found massive success with its first campaign, Vox Machina. After a record-breaking Kickstarter to fund two animated episodes based on the campaign, Prime Video greenlit two full seasons of The Legend of Vox Machina for its streaming service.

Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins Library Edition Volume 1 is set to release on September 13th, 2023. It will be an exciting collection of stories from the world of Critical Role, and fans can look forward to the release.