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Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince, Vol. 1 is an adult fantasy comic written by V.E. Schwab and illustrated by Andrea Olimpieri. It will be the first installment of the Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince series.[2]

It will be released in four issues before being published as a bind-up copy.[6][7] The issues will come out every month from October 2018[1] to January 2019,[4] and the bind-up will be released around April 2019.[5]


The comic will delve into the thrilling backstory of Kell's adoptive father, prince Maxim Maresh, before he became the king of Red London. When Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city far away to cut his military teeth on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and a newly returned pirate queen.[2]

In Titan's new Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince series, young and unruly Prince Maxim of Red London is sent to the lawless city of Verose after disobeying the King. Little does he know that a fate worse than exile awaits him on the Blood Coast...[8]



# Title Release date ISBN Pages Price
1 Issue 1 July 2018 (preview)[9]
October 10,[3] 2018
N/A N/A $ 5.00 (preview)[9]
$ 3.99
2 Issue 2 November 2018 N/A N/A N/A
3 Issue 3 December 2018 N/A N/A N/A
4 Issue 4 January 2019 N/A N/A N/A


Red LondonEdit



Sneak peaks[1] and previewsEdit


  • The full first issue will have four different covers—one official and three variant covers.[10]