First volume in Dark Horse’s new Critical Role: The Mighty No Origins series of graphic novels celebrates Laura Bailey’s mischievous tiefling, Jester Lavorre. Polygon is excited to share an early preview of the finished book.
Jester, created and performed by Laura Bailey, is a beloved member of a group of adventurers known as The Mighty Nein. This 56-page book dives into her origin story and includes her very first encounter with the traveler – the quasi-deity of tricks and joy that serves as her protector and the source of her magical power.
For the uninitiated, Critical Role is a long-running series of actual play performances by Dungeons & Dragons, now embarking on its third full campaign. The group (including voice actors Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham) now has its own publishing house, Darrington Press, which creates both board games and tabletop role-playing products. An Amazon Prime Streaming animated series based on their adventures premieres on February 4th.
Critical Role: The Mighty No Origins – Jester Lavorre is written by Sam Maggs (Captain Marvel, The unstoppable wasp), while Hunter Severn Bonyun handles the art. Both creatives worked with Bailey to help bring this never-before-seen side of Jester to life. You can pick up the final product on November 3 at your local comic book store and online.
Check out our four full preview pages below.