Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2016 is being held this year from 21 to 24 July. This four day event held at the San Diego Convention Center is pretty much the largest pop culture convention of its kind in the world. In years past, Wizards of the Coast would host a well-attended Magic panel which featured previews of the annual Commander series and the upcoming fall (October) Magic: the Gathering set. Although it does not appear at the moment that WotC will be holding their regular MTG panel, they will be at the Hasbro Booth (#3213) and there are indeed some other things planned (see this post on the mothersite).
What will definitely be back for Comic-Con are Magic: the Gathering SDCC promo cards. As in previous years, a limited edition collection of Planeswalker cards are offered for sale. The limited supply means that these promo cards become collector’s items immediately and although the retail price is expected to be around $120, one can expect these promo sets to be worth significantly more than that when the weekend is over.
Sticking with the whole Liliana / Zombie horde theme forming part of the Eldritch Moon prerelease, WotC staffer Blake Rasmussen revealed a witty take on the Gatewatch crew all depicted as Zombies - well, except for Liliana who has stayed true to her necromancer roots.
All SDCC Promo cards are illustrated by Eric Deschamps
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Battle for Zendikar, illustrated by Eric Deschamps
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
Shadows over Innistrad, illustrated by Tyler Jacobson
Liliana, the Last Hope
Eldritch Moon, illustrated by Anna Steinbauer
Oath of the Gatewatch, illustrated by Jason Rainville
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
Oath of the Gatewatch, illustrated by Raymond Swanland