Critical Role: Tales of Exandria: The Bright Queen #1
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Critical Role: Tales of Exandria: The Bright Queen #1

Writer: Darcy Van Poelgeest Artist: CoupleofKooks Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 20, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Leylas Kryn, the Bright Queen of the Kryn Dynasty, has spent multiple lives in pursuit of assembling the Luxon. With her eternal lover Quana at her side, she will stop at nothing to use its otherworldly power to bring a Golden Age to the peoples under her rule. So when what might be the final piece of the Luxon appears nearby, Leylas sends Quana to collect it . . . with consequences that may threaten the entire Dynasty!

Critical Role Game Master Matthew Mercer joins Eisner Award-winning writer Darcy van Poelgeest (Little Bird)!

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Vixen Ninetails Nov 16, 2021

    Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria: The Bright Queen #1 is yet another reason we have grown to love Dark Horse Comics even more, as they continue to work with bringing more of the characters from our favorite Critical Role campaigns to life. By not only expanding their stories, but just bringing them back once again as the cast continue now with Campaign 3 with a host of new characters, quests and adventures awaiting them all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Oct 20, 2021

    For better or worse, this comic is geared primarily to the hardcore Critter, to the fan who cares about the deep lore of the series and its intriguing mysteries. While I'm personally interested in what the Luxon and the Spider Queen (a title of Lolth, one of D&D's oldest villains and the traditional goddess worshipped by the dark elves who rule the Kryn Dynasty), I feel that this comic might be a bit too somber and caught up in its own lore to be of real interest to the more casual fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 24, 2021

    The Tales of Exandria: The Bright Queen #1 is a fantasy comic that caters itself to fans familiar with the title. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Sequential Planet - Kila Panaretou Oct 23, 2021

    All in all, this first comic in the Tales of Exandria series was something of a miss for me, but I did find it really interested to delve more into the parts of the world we had never seen before, and hopefully the following issues will feature more of this and less lore dumping. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Kate O'neil Oct 20, 2021

    The Bright Queen issue 1 begins telling a new story set in the now official Critical Role D&D setting on Exandria. The Bright Queen is one of the more interesting characters from the campaign, a reincarnated ruler fronting a holy dynasty. Some of the confusion about time and place would have been alleviated with a dialog box or two telling us the year or if the events with the elder and youth were concurrent with the mission happening or post-mission consequences. This is inevitably going to be a mini-series that reads best as a complete whole. This issue ends just before everything is about to kick off. I love me some derpy murder kitties though, more moorbounders, please. Read Full Review

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