V. E. Schwab Reveals ‘Extraordinary,’ a New Comic Series Set In Her Villains Universe

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Titan Comics and V. E. Schwab announced Extraordinary – a new comics series set in the world of the internationally-acclaimed fantasy novels Vicious and Vengeful – and slated for release in 2021.

New York Times bestselling author Victoria “V. E.” Schwab exclusively revealed the news during the Shades of Magic panel at San Diego Comic Con on Sunday, July 26. Speaking to Titan’s Andrew Sumner, Schwab said: “Extraordinary is about supervillains. It’s about people who discover that the result from near-death experiences are superpowers. It’s the ultimate anti-hero/proud villain tale.”

The new comic series is set in the Villains novel universe during the five years between Schwab’s critically acclaimed Vicious (2013) and the sequel novel Vengeful (2018), and follows Eli “Ever” Cardale, as he takes on a sinister new role hunting down Extraordinaries, or E.O.s, as they grapple with their newfound powers.

Extraordinary continues the collaboration between Titan Comics and author V. E. Schwab, which began with the Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince graphic novel trilogy. Reaching the final round of the GoodReads Choice Awards 2019, the trilogy – The Steel Prince (2019), The Night of Knives (2019) and The Rebel Army (July 2020) – is a prequel to her phenomenally popular novel series Shades of Magic and features art by Andrea Olimipieri, Budi Setiawan and Enrica Eren Angiolini.

The Shades of Magic panel is available to watch in full on the San Diego Comic Con YouTube Channel now. The complete Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince graphic novel trilogy is available at Forbidden Planet, all good book retailers, and digital devices through ComiXology using our affiliate link.