Magic is a big part of Marvel Comics. Numerous characters wield magical powers of varying levels. Some magic users can control the elements or even change the universe. Others focus on illusions. But if you wanted to learn magic from one of the most knowledgeable tricksters around, who would you turn to? Loki. He’s the focus of one title in Smart Pop’s new multiple book licensing deal with Marvel Comics. Nerdist can exclusively reveal Loki’s Book of Magic and Mischief: Tricks and Deceptions from the Prince of Illusions. Take a look at the cover.

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The synopsis of this tome from author Robb Pearlman and illustrator Megan Levensis as follows:

In this new translation of an ancient artifact Loki left for himself, the famed Prince of Lies shares step-by-step instructions to recreate over 35 of his most mischievous tricks. Filled with classic comic book art and all new illustrations, readers of all ages, and from all ten realms, will learn the secrets to perform Loki’s signature close-up and sleight of hand moves involving cards, balls, scarves, and other easy-to-find objects.

Sitting down to learn about magic directly from Loki? We are here for it.

Loki’s Book of Magic and Mischief is one of the two titles that will kick off Smart Pop’s Marvel Comics partnership. The second one is The Secret Journals of Tony Stark (out June 20, 2023). This one is a first-person memoir by Iron Man himself. The book is the first in a series of official autobiographies for adult readers featuring some of Marvel Comics’ most beloved characters. He’s waiting

Loki’s Book of Magic and Mischief: Tricks and Deceptions from the Prince of Illusions arrives on May 23, 2023. You can place a pre-order now.

Amy Ratcliffe is the Editor-in-Chief for Nerdist and the author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, The Jedi Mind, and more. Follow her on  Twitter and Instagram.

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