Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab, is a comic book prequel to A Darker Shade of Magic, the first volume in the hugely popular Shades of Magic sequence. With the comics series having been described as “Possibly the best fantasy comic out there right now” (Culturess) and “A great introduction to a deeply layered fantasy world” (The Pull Box), the new trade paperback is perfect for fans of bloody, swashbuckling adventure and gritty fantasy:

Delve into the thrilling, epic tale of the young and arrogant Prince Maxim Maresh, long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead in A Darker Shade of Magic!

The youthful Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city on the Blood Coast of Verose, on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, to cut his military teeth in this lawless landscape.

There, he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and the intoxicatingly deadly presence of the newly returned pirate queen, Arisa…

The new paperback edition collects Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #1-4.

To celebrate the publication of Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Price, and Titan Comics are pleased to share these exclusive character sketches to help introduce readers to the world of Red London:


Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab, Andrea Olimpieri and Enrica Angiolini
Titan Comics 9781785865879 pbk Mar 2019