Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins--Caduceus Clay

Hardcover
$17.99 US
6.92"W x 1.48"H x 0.38"D   | 12 oz | 38 per carton
On sale Jun 18, 2024 | 56 Pages | 978-1-5067-2373-0
| Rated T+
FOC Mar 4, 2024 | Catalog February 2024
Death is never truly the end.

Follow the origin story of the Mighty Nein’s Caduceus Clay in this beautiful hardcover graphic novel written by Kendra Wells (Tell No Tales), illustrated by Selina Espiritu (Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins--Caleb Widogast), with colors by Eren Angiolini and letters by Ariana Maher. Created in consultation with the cast of Critical Role!


Generations of the Clay family have tended to the careful rituals in the Blooming Grove. But when corruption begins to creep in on their sacred space, the Clays depart one by one to seek answers. Soon young Caduceus and Clarabelle are the only ones left, and when a dangerous burial quest falls to Caduceus, he must leave the Grove to do the family’s work.
Taliesin Jaffe is a Los Angeles-based actor known for his roles in film, television, animation and video games, as well as the massively popular hit show and media brand, Critical Role. Critical Role has become one of the most popular storytelling and world building independent media companies in the world, and Taliesin plays a pivotal role within the company as a co-founder, primary cast member for the flagship show and executive producer of The Legend of Vox Machina animated series which will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Taliesin began his career as a child actor appearing in films such as Mr. Mom as Kenny Butler, 2010 as Christopher Floyd, and Explorers as Ludwig Müller, and television series including The Facts of Life as Danny Slater, St. Elsewhere as Jimmy Hassett and She’s the Sheriff as Kenny Granger. Since then he has worked as an ADR director for projects such as Hellsing, BECK, Street Fighter IV, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Taliesin has also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to characters such as Blanka in Street Fighter, Darion Mograine in World of Warcraft, Thancred in Final Fantasy XIV, Basil Hawkins in One Piece, Ga’nar in Lords of War, The Flash in Injustice 2 and Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Aaron Terzieff in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Edward ‘Edge’ Geraldine in Final Fantasy IV, plus countless others. Taliesin is the recipient of two Young Artist Awards for his roles in Child’s Cry and The Facts of Life. He has also been nominated for three additional Young Artist Awards as well as a BTVA Anime Dub Movie/Special Voice Acting Award for his role in Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix.

Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor best known for his roles in animation and video games, as well as the massively popular hit show and media brand, Critical Role. Critical Role has become one of the most popular storytelling and world building independent media companies in the world, and Matthew plays a pivotal role within the company as Chief Creative Officer, primary cast member, and executive producer of The Legend of Vox Machina animated series which will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. As CCO, Matthew helps shape the overall creative vision of the company, helping it become the powerhouse organization it is today. In addition to Critical Role, Matthew’s extensive training in theater, improv, and being a life-long hardcore gamer helped prepare him for mainstream pop culture projects and characters such as: McCree in Overwatch, Hermes in Netflix’s Blood of Zeus, Yusuke Kitagawa in Persona 5 Royal & Persona 5 Strikers, Captain Levi in Attack on Titan, Goro Majima in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Gangplank and Kindred (Wolf) in League of Legends, Rexxar, Nefarian, and Ragnaros in Hearthstone, Trafalgar Law in One Piece, Kanji Tatsumi in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona Q, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Smash Bros, and numerous other projects. Mercer was named Voice Actor of the Year at the 2017 BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Awards for his role as McCree, where he also received a win for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game. He has also received three BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Awards, two BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Awards, a BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award and a BTVA Anime Dub Television/OVA Voice Acting Award.

Kendra Wells is a comic artist, illustrator, writer, game dev, and character designer living in Brooklyn. They are represented by Maria Vicente with P.S. Literary. Their clients include:

Critical Role

Dimension 20

Collegehumor

The Nib

The New Yorker

Geek & Sundry

MTV Networks

MISHKA NYC

The Toast

Boom! Studios

Dark Horse Comics

Lion Forge Comics

Z2 Comics

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Death is never truly the end.

Follow the origin story of the Mighty Nein’s Caduceus Clay in this beautiful hardcover graphic novel written by Kendra Wells (Tell No Tales), illustrated by Selina Espiritu (Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins--Caleb Widogast), with colors by Eren Angiolini and letters by Ariana Maher. Created in consultation with the cast of Critical Role!


Generations of the Clay family have tended to the careful rituals in the Blooming Grove. But when corruption begins to creep in on their sacred space, the Clays depart one by one to seek answers. Soon young Caduceus and Clarabelle are the only ones left, and when a dangerous burial quest falls to Caduceus, he must leave the Grove to do the family’s work.

Creators

Taliesin Jaffe is a Los Angeles-based actor known for his roles in film, television, animation and video games, as well as the massively popular hit show and media brand, Critical Role. Critical Role has become one of the most popular storytelling and world building independent media companies in the world, and Taliesin plays a pivotal role within the company as a co-founder, primary cast member for the flagship show and executive producer of The Legend of Vox Machina animated series which will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Taliesin began his career as a child actor appearing in films such as Mr. Mom as Kenny Butler, 2010 as Christopher Floyd, and Explorers as Ludwig Müller, and television series including The Facts of Life as Danny Slater, St. Elsewhere as Jimmy Hassett and She’s the Sheriff as Kenny Granger. Since then he has worked as an ADR director for projects such as Hellsing, BECK, Street Fighter IV, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Taliesin has also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to characters such as Blanka in Street Fighter, Darion Mograine in World of Warcraft, Thancred in Final Fantasy XIV, Basil Hawkins in One Piece, Ga’nar in Lords of War, The Flash in Injustice 2 and Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Aaron Terzieff in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Edward ‘Edge’ Geraldine in Final Fantasy IV, plus countless others. Taliesin is the recipient of two Young Artist Awards for his roles in Child’s Cry and The Facts of Life. He has also been nominated for three additional Young Artist Awards as well as a BTVA Anime Dub Movie/Special Voice Acting Award for his role in Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix.

Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor best known for his roles in animation and video games, as well as the massively popular hit show and media brand, Critical Role. Critical Role has become one of the most popular storytelling and world building independent media companies in the world, and Matthew plays a pivotal role within the company as Chief Creative Officer, primary cast member, and executive producer of The Legend of Vox Machina animated series which will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. As CCO, Matthew helps shape the overall creative vision of the company, helping it become the powerhouse organization it is today. In addition to Critical Role, Matthew’s extensive training in theater, improv, and being a life-long hardcore gamer helped prepare him for mainstream pop culture projects and characters such as: McCree in Overwatch, Hermes in Netflix’s Blood of Zeus, Yusuke Kitagawa in Persona 5 Royal & Persona 5 Strikers, Captain Levi in Attack on Titan, Goro Majima in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Gangplank and Kindred (Wolf) in League of Legends, Rexxar, Nefarian, and Ragnaros in Hearthstone, Trafalgar Law in One Piece, Kanji Tatsumi in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona Q, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Smash Bros, and numerous other projects. Mercer was named Voice Actor of the Year at the 2017 BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Awards for his role as McCree, where he also received a win for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game. He has also received three BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Awards, two BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Awards, a BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award and a BTVA Anime Dub Television/OVA Voice Acting Award.

Kendra Wells is a comic artist, illustrator, writer, game dev, and character designer living in Brooklyn. They are represented by Maria Vicente with P.S. Literary. Their clients include:

Critical Role

Dimension 20

Collegehumor

The Nib

The New Yorker

Geek & Sundry

MTV Networks

MISHKA NYC

The Toast

Boom! Studios

Dark Horse Comics

Lion Forge Comics

Z2 Comics