DRAGON'S LAIR The Comic Book Series!
Dirk the Daring must rescue Princess Daphne from the Dragon Singe!
DRAGON'S LAIR will be re-published and completed in 2006 by Arcana!
Beginning in July-August 2006, Arcana Studios will re-publish Dragon's Lair #1-3 as a single volume, then publish the remaining three issues as single volumes!
Issue #4 will be written by Andy Mangels, while issue #5-6 will be scripted by Ryan Foley, over Mangels' original plot. The art and coloring team will remain the same as previous issues.
The first issue, collecting the trio of original MVCreations issues, will have an all-new cover by none other than creator Don Bluth! Solicitations are in the Diamond Previews catalogue with order code MAY062869
Read an article about the reboot at Comicon.com's The Pulse by clicking here.
An article is available here.
Published by MVCreations and CrossGen Comics
DON BLUTH'S DRAGON'S LAIR #1 (of 6)
Graham Cracker Comics has an exclusive variant cover to Dragon's Lair #1 available, illustrated by Fabio Laguna and colored by Tony Washington. It is limited to 1,000 copies!
To order it, click here.
DON BLUTH'S DRAGON'S LAIR #2 (of 6)
Andy Mangels (writer), Fabio Laguna (pencils/inks), Tony Washington (color)
Based on the hit Don Bluth fantasy video game! On his valiant quest to save his true love, Dirk the Daring has ventured into the Grim Dingy Swamps as the Lizard King waits in the shadows! Meanwhile, what does the great dragon Singe have planned for Princess Daphne?
32 pgs, full color, on sale Sept. 10 $2.95
DON BLUTH'S DRAGON'S LAIR #3 (of 6)
Andy Mangels (writer), Fabio Laguna (pencils/inks), Tony Washington (color)
Based on the hit Don Bluth fantasy video game! Within the Graveyard of Gloom, Dirk the Daring faces saber-rattling skeletons, ghoulish crypt creeps and the flesh seeking undead! Can Dirk survive this scare to stop the dreadful dragon Singe and rescue Princess Daphne? Lead on, adventurer your quest awaits!
32 pgs, full color, on sale Oct. 8 $2.95
Read the funny interview with Andy Mangels from Slush Factory
includes six pages of art and two unused cover roughs!
On the bottom right-hand side of this page, check out two lucky fans who got sketches from Andy Mangels at the 2003 San Diego Comic-Con! Once you see the sketches, you'll see why Andy gave up his art career for writing!
Read an interview with Don Bluth from Newsarama
here, and check out the message thread in which Peter David subtly tries to get Andy's job! ;>
Doesn't he have enough work?
Press Release from CrossGen Comics June 13, 2003
A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE DRAGON'S LAIR!
MVCreations and CrossGen Reveal Interior Art From The Upcoming Adventure!
Two decades ago, Dragon's Lair thrilled fans by combining feature-quality animation with revolutionary computer technology. Recently a whole new generation of players discovered Bluth's genius through the acclaimed Dragon's Lair 3D game. And now, on August 6th, everyone who loves the classic Bluth art style is invited once again to a time of swords, sorcery, brave knights and fighting-mad princesses! Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the smash hit arcade game, MVCreations and CrossGen present DRAGON'S LAIR: SINGE'S REVENGE!
The six-issue mini-series follows the further adventures Dirk the Daring and Princess Daphne, as they return from an astonishing adventure in the Free Realms only to be attacked by the great dragon Singe and his evil minions! Singe has vowed revenge against Dirk for killing his offspring, and Daphne is caught in the dread dragon's claws! Armed only with his courage and skill, Dirk must brave the Dark Kingdom and all its evils in order to save the Princess from Singe!
"We're absolutely thrilled to be working with animation legend Don Bluth on the comic book series, said MVCreations president Val Staples. "Don's been fantastic and has been involved in every aspect of the book, from the story's conception all the way to the art production. This is a book that stays true to the Dragon's Lair mythos while also setting the stage for some big screen adventures."
"We've revved together an outstanding creative team to bring the series to life," raved MVCreations art director Matt Tyree. "Star Wars and Star Trek novelist Andy Mangels has written a wonderfully witty and humorous action adventure script. Penciler Fabio Laguna worked closely with Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and the Bluth Group in order to capture the animated dynamics of Dragon's Lair and translated the look and feel into comic book format. And colorist Tony Washington's hues are breathtaking!"
"It's very rewarding to be working on a series that will not only appeal to veteran comic book readers, but also with children as well," remarked MVCreations marketing director Jonboy Meyers. "We've wanted to produce something that will appeal to an audience of all ages, and DRAGON'S LAIR: SINGE'S REVENGE certainly delivers the goods. Kids will love the fast-paced action and visuals, while older fans will get a kick out of the Shrek-like humor."
DRAGON'S LAIR: SINGE'S REVENGE #1 can be ordered in the CrossGen section of the June Diamond Previews catalog. Lead on, adventurer . . . your quest awaits!
Press Release from CrossGen Comics May 15, 2003
ENTER DRAGON'S LAIR... YOUR QUEST AWAITS!
MVCreations And CrossGen Celebrate Don Bluth's Sword & Sorcery Sensation!
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of master animator Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair, the heroes and villains of the history-making arcade game make their comic book debut this summer! The six-issue DRAGON'S LAIR miniseries, joining SPACE ACE as the second title based on Bluth's cult hit video games, follows the exploits of Dirk the Daring, his beloved Princess Daphne and the diabolical dragon Singe! In the debut issue, Singe, swearing revenge on his hated arch-nemesis, swoops up the Princess in his cruel claws! Now the brave knight must survive the dangers of the Dark Kingdom to save his true love! Brought to you by CrossGen publishing client MVCreations, the six-issue all-ages adventure thunders your way on August 6th.
"We're absolutely thrilled to bring this best-selling video game to comics! And working with Don Bluth is a dream come true!" said MVCreations president Val Staples. "The game made a huge impression on me as a kid, as the beautifully drawn game graphics really pushed the envelope of what was being done in the early '80s. And in my humble opinion, Dragon's Lair set a benchmark for other video games to follow."
"I can't think of any Gen-Xer out there who hasn't played or enjoyed watching the game as a kid," stated MVCreations marketing director Jonboy Meyers. "We wanted to stay true to the look and feel that Don established and repackage it for a whole new generation of fans! Don has such a timeless style and look to his work that is so identifiable; it exudes mass appeal to people of all ages. We're really proud to be working on a comic book that we can sit down and read with our kids."
"We've lined up some really talented people for the series," said Staples. "Penning the book will be Star Wars and Star Trek novelist Andy Mangels, with art by the talented Fabio Laguna. Newcomer Tony Washington will supply the colors for the series. Creatively, the comic book stays faithful to the story established in the original game, but puts a modern twist on things. So expect a lot of high action and comedy to drive the story!"
"I can't tell you how many hours I spent standing slack-jawed in the Wildwood boardwalk arcade, watching lines of gamers play Dragon's Lair," added CrossGen director of marketing & communications Bill Rosemann. "When I saw the art from MVCreations, I had the exact same reaction...the game looked like a lushly animated cartoon, and so does the comic book! They nailed that trademark Bluth look!"
Retailers and readers can order DRAGON'S LAIR #1 in the next edition of Diamond Comics Distributor's Previews catalog. Lead on, adventurer . . . your quest awaits!
Read an Interview with MVCreations publisher Val Staples from Comicon.com
Click here to read early Retailer Reviews from The Comics Buyer's Guide #1547
Robert Scott of Comickaze in San Diego, CA says: "Even those not familiar with the source material will find this still enjoyable. It delivers something that is not seen a lot in today's "all ages" offerings: it actually delivers something to all ages. . .The dialogue is engaging and not dumbed-down. . .This looks to be an entertaining series."
Click here to read the Review from The Comics Buyer's Guide #1557
Click on Covers for larger versions
Below are original issue #1 cover,
the exclusive Graham Cracker Comics
#1 cover and issues #2 and #3!
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of sample pages from issue #1!
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of Andy's sketches from the
2003 San Diego Comic-Con!