Wizards of the Coast’s next official Magic: The Gathering visual guide has been revealed, and it will focus on the realms of the Magic Multiverse. Its title is Magic The Gathering: Planes of the Multiverse: A Visual History by Vorthos (lore) writer Jay Anneli, and its hardcover and Kindle versions are now available for preorder on Amazon.com. Set to release on July 20, 2021, the hardcover copy costs $19.99 and the Kindle version is $9.99.
Planes of the Multiverse features original artwork reproduced for the first time outside of Magic’s card frame, so fans will be appreciate a fuller version of the beautiful artworks that depict the realms of MTG.
The cover image has been revealed, and it features the iconic planeswalker, Chandra Nalaar as well as a glimpse at various fantasy worlds that fans are familiar with such as Kaladesh, Dominaria, Innistrad, Zendikar, and more.
First look at Magic: The Gathering: Planes of the Multiverse: A Visual History
Here’s the official description of the book:
“The various realms of Magic: The Gathering’s storied Multiverse have served as host to countless epic battles and dramatic cataclysms—and each plane is richly and uniquely populated with its own fantastical creatures, iconic characters, and legendary Planeswalkers. In Magic: The Gathering: Planes of the Multiverse, author Jay Annelli presents a visual guide to the history behind lore-defining events from the Phyrexian Invasion to the War of the Spark, as well as character profiles for Karn, Narset, Vraska, Sorin Markov, and other fan-favorite Planeswalkers.
Planes of the Multiverse pairs original artwork—in many instances reproduced for the first time outside of the card frame—with detailed primers on each plane. This collection offers exclusive insight into the art and mythology of some of Magic: The Gathering’s most popular and enduring locales—and the characters that inhabit them.”
Magic The Gathering: Planes of the Multiverse: A Visual History will be available on July 20, 2021.