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Dark Waters Rising

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Dark Waters Rising
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Book - Comic Book
May 2013
September 2017
This article covers the Pathfinder Comics collection and series. For the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild scenario bundle, see Dark Waters Rising (scenario bundle).

Pathfinder Volume One: Dark Waters Rising was released in May 2013. This comic book is written by Jim Zub with art by Andrew Huerta, Jake Bilbao, and Ivan Anaya. Colors are by Ross Campbell and Mohan. This book compiles Pathfinder comics issues one through six, which make up the Dark Waters Rising story arc—including game content by James Jacobs—as well as additional material not previously released.

On September 13, 2017, the collection was released in trade paperback format. None of the book's contents were changed.

The warrior Valeros can rely on his sword arm and his friends—mysterious sorceress Seoni, quick-witted elven rogue Merisiel, powerful wizard Ezren, well-traveled dwarven ranger Harsk, and courageous cleric Kyra—but nothing can prepare him for the dangers that lurk ahead. The scattered goblin tribes of Varisia are unifying in ways no one has ever seen before. At the heart of this strange evolution is an ancient force of evil looking to establish itself anew in the world of Golarion!

Paizo's award-winning fantasy world, fiction line, and tabletop RPG is now the ultimate fantasy comic! With an action-packed story written by Jim Zub (Street Fighter Legends, Skullkickers) and incredibly detailed artwork by newcomer Andrew Huerta, this first volume introduces readers to a richly envisioned fantasy world filled with compelling characters and impressive sights. This beautiful, oversized hardcover collects the first six issues of the comic series as well as including an exclusive 10 page bonus story, "The Last Mosswood Goblin," by Jim Zub and Ivan Anaya, found nowhere else but here! Other bonus features are more than 30 pages of encounters, characters, and world detail for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, including a brand-new poster map of the region explored in the Pathfinder comic!


Dark Water Rising features the following characters:


The story follows adventurers Valeros, Ezren, Merisiel, Seoni, Harsk, and Kyra as they investigate the strange behavior of the goblin tribes near the Varisian town of Sandpoint, bringing them face to face with a sinister cult of Lamashtu.

Game content

All of the game content from issues #1 - #6 is included, except for the pull out posters / tactical maps.

Additional content

  • Introduction: Secret Origin of the Pathfinder Iconics by Paizo publisher Erik Mona
  • New story: The Last Mosswood Goblin by Jim Zub with artwork by Ivan Anaya
  • Cover gallery: All alternate covers from issues #1 - #6
  • Detachable poster map of the Sandpoint hinterlands

Alternate cover gallery

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Matteo Scalera Carlos Gomez
( exclusive)
Matteo Scalera
(trade paperback)


Dark Waters Rising consists of the comic book portions of the following issues of Pathfinder: