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For the past decade, Bioware’s Dragon Age franchise has become one of the biggest fantasy series in the gaming world. With a mix of dark fantasy that’s inspired by Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, Dragon Age has been able to set itself apart from everyone else through its inclusion of human drama, even if not every character is human. The result has been strong sales performance and critical and fan acclaim.

While the next Dragon Age video game is in the works, it appears that it won’t be coming out any time soon. Luckily, for fans of the franchise who want to revisit the world of Thedas, there are many comics to fill that Dragon Age shaped hole in your life. Dragon Age has had a strong relationship with comics, with in-canon stories about some of the fan-favourite characters. Even better is that many of these have had writers from Bioware involved.

This simple guide will give you all the information you need to know about the Dragon Age comics, so you can jump right in and enjoy the game’s world in this wonderful medium.

RELATED: Your Guide To The Mass Effect Comics

Are The Dragon Age Comics Official?

They sure are. All of the comics are officially licence from Bioware/EA Games. Even better is that many of the comics are written by people who have worked on the games, including Dragon Age creator David Gaider.

Where Can I Buy Dragon Age Comics?

Mass Effect comics can be found at any good comic book store, online stores, eBay, as well as digitally on Amazon/Kindle.

You can find out more about where to find comic books here.

Dragon Age Comic Book Series

Dragon Age cover by Humberto Ramos.

Dragon Age

Written by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. Art by Mark Robinson, Anthony J. Tan, and Jason P. Martin.

Number of issues: 6
Timeline Setting: Before Dragon Age: Origin
Trade Paperback Collection: Dragon Age (Collects Dragon Age #1-6)
Published by: IDW Publishing

Ender’s Game author, Orson Scott Card, pens a Dragon Age story which deals with the use of magic through a number of characters.

Dragon Age: The Silent Grove cover.
Dragon Age: The Silent Grove cover.

The Silent Grove

Written by David Gaider. Art by Chad Hardin.

Issues: Dragon Age: The Silent Grove #1-6
Timeline Setting: After Dragon Age II
Trade Paperback Collection: Dragon Age Volume 1: The Silent Grove
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

Written by the lead writer of the games, this story focuses on King Alistair, Isabela, Varric as they venture into nation of Antiva.

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Dragon Age: Those Who Speak cover by Anthony Palumbo.
Dragon Age: Those Who Speak cover by Anthony Palumbo.

Those Who Speak

Written by David Gaider and Alexander Freed. Art by Chad Hardin.

Issues: Dragon Age: Those Who Speak #1-3
Timeline Setting: After Dragon Age: The Silent Grove
Trade Paperback Collection: Dragon Age Volume 2: Those Who Speak
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

Those Who Speak is the sequel series to The Silent Grove and sees King Alistair and his party travel across Thedas to seek the truth about his heritage and the mysteries of dragons. Along the way they’ll have to take on an army of cultists.

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 Dragon Age: Until We Sleep cover by Anthony Palumbo.
Dragon Age: Until We Sleep cover by Anthony Palumbo.

Until We Sleep

Written by David Gaider and Alexander Freed. Art by Chad Hardin.

Issues: Dragon Age: Until We Speak #1-3
Timeline Setting: After Dragon Age: Those Who Speak
Trade Paperback Collection: Dragon Age Volume 3: Until We Sleep
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

While the previous two series focused on Alistair, this series provides more details on Varric – digging into his past. We also see a conclusion to plot threads that have been going on in the previous two stories.

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Dragon Age: Magekiller cover by Sachin Teng.

Magekiller

Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Carmen Carnero.

Issues: Dragon Age: Magekiller #1-5
Timeline Setting: Before Dragon Age: Inquisition
Trade Paperback Collection: Dragon Age: Magekiller
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

Magekiller focuses on Marius and his handler Tessa Forsythia. The pair act as mercenaries as they hunt down people who use magic to hurt others. The series also details the rise of the Venatori.

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Dragon Age: Knight Errant cover by Sachin Teng.
Dragon Age: Knight Errant cover by Sachin Teng.

Knight Errant

Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. Art by Fernando Heinz Furukawa.

Issues: Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1-5
Timeline Setting: After the Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser DLC
Trade Paperback Collection: Dragon Age: Knight Errant
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

Vaea, a talented elven thief, believes she’s taken on an easy job. Unfortunately, everything goes pear-shaped when the terms of the deal change well beyond her experience.

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Dragon Age: Deception cover by Sachin Teng.
Dragon Age: Deception cover by Sachin Teng.

Deception

Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. Art by Fernando Heinz Furukawa and Michael Atiyeh.

Issues: Dragon Age: Deception #1-3
Timeline Setting: After the events of Dragon Age: Knight Errant
Trade Paperback Collection: Dragon Age: Deception
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

This miniseries focuses on Olivia Pryde, a failed actress who has turned con artists. With her talents, she targets the heir of a wealthy house. But is her target all that he says he is?

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Dragon Age: Blue Wraith cover by Sachin Teng.
Dragon Age: Blue Wraith cover by Sachin Teng.

Blue Wraith

Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. Art by Fernando Heinz Furukawa and Michael Atiyeh.

Issues: Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #1-3
Timeline Setting: After the events of Dragon Age: Deception
Trade Paperback Collection: Dragon Age: Blue Wraith
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

Fan-favourite character Fenris makes his comics debut with the most recent miniseries. In it we find out what he has been up to since the incident in Kirkwall.

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Dragon Age: Dark Fortress #1 cover by Sachin Teng.

Dark Fortress

Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. Art by Fernando Heinz Furukawa.

Issues: Dragon Age: Dark Fortress #1-3
Timeline Setting: Continuation of Dragon Age: Blue Wraith
Trade Paperback Collection: Dragon Age: Dark Fortress
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

This miniseries picks up where Blue Wraith left off. Fenris and a team of Inquisition agents try to breach a fortress that’s said to be unbreakable. Their mission is to prevent a threat that’s been described as “unthinkable” from being unleashed on the world.

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Dragon Age Omnibus Volume 1 cover by Anthony Palumbo.
Dragon Age Omnibus Volume 1 cover by Anthony Palumbo.

Omnibus and Library Editions

The Dark Horse material has been collected into larger formats through their Omnibus and Library Editions.

Library Editions

The Library Editions are hardcover editions that have larger dimensions and collect more material than a standard trade paperback collect.

Dragon Age Library Edition Volume 1
Collects:
The Silent Grove, Those Who Speak, and Until We Sleep
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Dragon Age Library Edition Volume 2
Collects:
Magekiller and Knight Errant
Buy: eBay

Omnibus Editions

The Omnibus editions have the same matter as the Library Editions but come in smaller dimensions and a softcover. As a result, these are cheaper in price.

Dragon Age Omnibus Edition Volume 1
Collects:
The Silent Grove, Those Who Speak, and Until We Sleep
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Dragon Age: The First Five Graphic Novels cover by Sachin Teng.
Dragon Age: The First Five Graphic Novels cover by Sachin Teng.

Other Collections

Dragon Age: The First Five Graphic Novels
Collects: Dragon Age: The Silent Grove #1-#6, Dragon Age: Those Who Speak #1-#3, Dragon Age: Until We Sleep #1-#3, Dragon Age: Magekiller #1-#5, and Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1-#5.
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As the name suggests, this trade paperback release collects the first five Dark Horse Dragon Age miniseries all in one book. At $29.99, this collection will give you the most bang for your buck if you’re looking to read a lot of comics.

Dragon Age: Wraiths of Tevinter
Collects:
Dragon Age: Deception #1-3, Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #1-3, and Dragon Age: Dark Fortress #1-3.

Dragon Age: Wraiths of Tevinter will be available in August, 2022.

Dragon Age Webcomics

The earliest Dragon Age comics were actually webcomics, which were developed and hosted on Penny Arcade. You can find these stories at the links below. These are official webcomics which were commissioned by EA Games.

Dragon Age Origins

Dragon Age Origins Awakening.

Dragon Age Art & Guide Books

While they’re not technically comic books or graphic novels, it is worth noting that Dark Horse Comics has also published an art book and a pair of Dragon Age Guide books.

Art Books

The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition

Guide Books

Features maps and never before seen art from the games.

Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1

Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2

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