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 224-page Oversized HC Includes Comics Series, RPG Content and More

(MT. LAUREL, NJ): Paizo Publishing, LLC, leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, novels, game accessories and board games, and Dynamite Entertainment, leading publisher of fantastic comics, announce today the first Pathfinder graphic novel, Pathfinder Vol. 1: Dark Waters Rising, hits stores today.

The oversized hardcover collects the first six issues of the comic series and includes more than 30 pages of encounters, characters, and world detail for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, including a brand-new poster map of the region explored in the Pathfinder comic. It also features new cover art by Matteo Scalera, and an exclusive 10-page short story, “The Last Mosswood Goblin,” by Jim Zub and Ivan Anaya.  With an action-packed storyline written by Jim Zub (Street Fighter LegendsSkullkickers) and incredibly detailed artwork by newcomer Andrew Huerta, this first volume introduces readers to a richly envisioned fantasy world filled with compelling characters and impressive sights.

"Paizo has been an outstanding partner to work with,” said Dynamite President Nick Barrucci. “We're really happy with the book we've put together here, with their help. It’s got great appeal to Pathfinder RPG fans, and comics fans will enjoy it as well, as both Jim and Andrew have done a fantastic job on the story and artwork. This hardcover will be cherished for years to come!”

"The complete Dark Waters Rising collection is a beautiful sight to behold," says Paizo Publisher Erik Mona. "From Jim Zub's amazing scripts to the kinetic and inventive art from Andrew Huerta to the special Pathfinder RPG articles contributed by Paizo creative director James Jacobs, this new hardcover tells the story of Pathfinder's iconic characters in a new and exciting way that makes the best possible use of the comic book format."

What people are saying about Dynamite’s Pathfinder comics: 

“Pathfinder is probably the best fantasy title on the stands" - "I can safely recommend Pathfinder as a grade-A title. 5/5." — Unleash The Fanboy

"This is one entertaining read and a more than welcome entry in the fantasy comic genre. Dynamite has a strong team on this book." — Newsarama

Andrew Huerta expertly brings the moments of Pathfinder to glorious life in every panel. Zub melds these personalities into perfect usefulness on and off the battlefield. Fans of PATHFINDER are brain dead if they don’t buy this book." — Ain’t It Cool News

"Jim Zub is quickly becoming one my favorite comic book writers." — One Geek Nation

"The dialogue is all very natural and the storytelling pace is top notch."  — Fanboy Buzz 

“Zub is able to use the role-playing source of this licensed comic as a springboard for tight plotting, rather than as a gimmick.”  — Multiversity Comics

“The characters have good interplay and the whole thing really does capture the feel of a role-playing game.” — Futile Position

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