The Tales of Exandria II: Artagan #2

The Tales of Exandria II: Artagan #2
Issue cover art, by Lio Pressland.[art 1]
SeriesThe Tales of Exandria II: Artagan
Issue number2
Creative team
WriterSam Maggs
ArtistAviv Or
LettererAriana Maher
ColoristCris Peter
Cover artistLio Pressland
Publication information
PublisherDark Horse Comics
Publication dateFebruary 21, 2024
FormatFull color
Page count32
UPC7 61568 01168 5 00211
Chronology
Preceded byThe Tales of Exandria II: Artagan #1
Followed byThe Tales of Exandria II: Artagan #3

The Tales of Exandria II: Artagan #2 is the second issue of The Tales of Exandria II: Artagan comic miniseries. The series follows the archfey Artagan as he is brought to trial before the Seelie and Unseelie Courts.

The series is written by Sam Maggs and illustrated by Aviv Or with coloring by Cris Peter and lettering by Ariana Maher. The issue's cover was illustrated by Lio Pressland. The issue was published by Dark Horse Comics on February 21, 2024.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

Artagan stands trial against an entirely misplaced charge of mans-laughter. The Unseelie Court seems determined to label him as a villain, and Artagan must take matters into his own hands. Can Artagan spin the tale of a century, or will his actions finally catch up to him?

— Publisher's summary[1]

Plot summary[edit | edit source]

Artagan asks for another chance to explain himself before the Seelie and Unseelie courts, Lady Elmenore and Potentate Sammanar reluctantly agree.

In his version of the story, Artagan recalls the time millennia ago, when he was "young and impressionable" and wanted to see the world. He left the Feywild arriving in Exandria some time around The Founding, even though it was forbidden for the fey. Artagan stumbled upon a village, and, feeling protective of mortals, offered its elders his help. Artagan made a human friend named Gol, and with his help, introduced the villagers to obstetrics, agriculture, written language, and aided at improving their magical prowess.

Elmenore and Sammanar, unconvinced by Artagan's accounts of his past, interrupt him and summon Gol's soul to testify. He immediately calls flabbergasted Artagan a "demon" and offers the actual portrayal of the events. The fey, true to himself, caused nothing but chaos in the village: added a truth serum to the meals to sow discord between people revealing all the secrets, turned the newborn kids into hideous creatures, cultivated carnivorous plants and taught the villagers to curse and to draw indecent pictures.

Artagan, having heard that, tries to argue that the case is based upon the "he said, she said" testimonies, and the judges immediately shut down that claim by saying no one else's perspective is matching Artagan's. The fey then insists that he's changed and the judges could ask anyone to verify that, and Elmenore and Sammanar respond to that by summoning some other notable Exandrian personalities like Percival and Vex'ahlia de Rolo, Keyleth of Air Ashari, Scanlan Shorthalt, Vilya and many others.

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The issue was published by Dark Horse Comics on February 21, 2024.[1]

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Art:

  1. Issue cover art, by Lio Pressland (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.