At the Spine of the World–D&D and IDW take to Icewind Dale for next comic tie-in series

A 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 creative team behind GLOW vs the Babyface are tag-teaming the next Dungeons & Dragons mini-series heading to comic shops this week.  Former WWE superstar and writer AJ Mendez (Crazy is My Superpower) and actor Aimee Garcia (star of Lucifer and Dexter) take readers back to the freezing temperatures of Icewind Dale and Ten-Towns in Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World.  


Runa, Saarvin, Patience, Amos, and Belvyre must traverse the blighted tundra to find the cure that will save the town.  On the journey, they’ll encounter frozen obstacles, unimaginable monsters, and, perhaps most dangerous, dissension in their ranks and the fraying of the bonds of friendship that must sustain them through the dark.

Runa is superb, a driven, fierce warrior in the vein of the legendary Nordic heroines.  This assemblage is the best of any IDW D&D tie-in story yet thanks to all-new characters by Mendez and Garcia.  Artist Martin Coccolo is perfectly matched with colorist Katrina Mae Hao, bringing forth the vivid imagery and stark cold from the pages of the fantastic Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, reviewed here at borg earlier this year.

Character designs were created by Max Davenport and Katrina Mae Hao.  Check out some images and forthcoming covers from the series, and a sneak peek at the first issue, courtesy of IDW Publishing:

Add Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World to your comic shop pull list at Elite Comics or your local comics shop.  You can pre-order the entire adventure collecting the four issues of the story here at Amazon.  Issue #1 arrives in comic shops this week.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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